So, what can educators do to combat that isolating feeling of being stuck on your own classroom island? Here are five (realistic) ideas to make those critical peer-to-peer connections and build professional relationships that will help you grow.
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.
As administrators and educational technologists plan their technology needs for an upcoming school year, professional development must be a part of the plan. All of the innovative products in the world will not make a difference if teachers do not know how to use them.
Professional growth aside, this development is phenomenal, connecting educators all over the world in 280 characters or less. In June, Edmentum ran our first live Twitter chat (or tweet chat), and due to its success, we will be hosting another on Thursday, July 26, at 9:00 p.m. EDT.