Every teacher is in favor of tools that can help students succeed. Yet, many districts and administrators fail to make that case to the rank and file when adopting new education technology. Instead, they either mandate that the product be used and encroach on the teachers’ autonomy or make a short announcement about the new tool with little to no instruction on how it works, which means few, if any, teachers are using it later in the school year. Here are some ways to avoid either scenario and make sure that you get the most return on your investment.
We’ve taken a brief look at the “what” and the “why” of UDL; now, how do educators start incorporating this model as a foundation of their classroom and instruction? Here are six best practices to keep in mind.
Many suggested ways to improve school culture require resources, like time and money, which your district may not have. But, improving your school culture doesn’t have to take hours of time and an unlimited money supply. Here are four simple steps to improve your culture that you can take right now:
Worldwide, more and more students are taking advantage of virtual education options. As students, parents, and educators embrace the individualization and flexibility of online learning, this growth is likely to continue. With this in mind, it’s becoming critical for school and district administrators to have a plan in place to offer virtual options for students and, even more importantly, to make sure that students are set up for success in these programs.
Given that alternative graduation pathways were no longer an option going into the 2018–19 school year, Dr. Ebbrecht and his team at Westerville City Schools knew that they needed to provide a remediation option for students during the fall semester for the 2019 graduation cohort who had not yet achieved the required points on the EOC exams. Similarly, we knew that educators across Ohio were facing this challenge, which is why we chose to partner and share effective best practices for EOC preparation at a recent lunch-and-learn event.
Whether you’re a seasoned superintendent looking to stay current or you’re a newcomer striving to achieve the top level someday, there are many skills required for your success. Here are 10 essential skills every superintendent needs.
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