Regardless of the reason for a reluctance of reading, there are many ways that you as an educator can encourage a love of reading in your students. Check out our list of five tips to get you started.
We attended FETC in Orlando this past month and talked to a LOT of educators. A few of our team members asked teachers one simple question: “What’s your why?” Our team members captured incredible footage from the conference and shared the videos on Twitter. We gathered 4 of our favorite “My Why” stories for you here, representing anecdotes from the awesome educators who took a moment to share their story with us.
According to a 2013 Edweek article, about 50% of parents struggle with helping their children with homework, and 46.5% of those parents struggle because they themselves don't understand the subject material. So yes, you are not alone. But, what are some ways you can help your child tackle their nightly workload that seems to be challenging even for you? Here are some tips to help your children with their homework, if you're struggling with the assignment yourself:
Random Lake School District in Random Lake, Wisconsin, is one such site that is putting the concept of virtual learning days to the test this year. I recently had the opportunity to connect with Random Lake Elementary School Principal Sandy Mountain to find how the school prepared and executed two such days this past January and what it learned from its experience to date.
One of the more fascinating discussions at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) 2019 in Orlando last month was centered on educational leadership, specifically what tech-savvy administrators do to advance their schools and districts. The panel discussion, hosted by international consultant Matt Harris and featuring thought leaders Alex Inman, Jianli Jiao, and Sonny Magana, included some unexpected ideas that any administrator can take to heart.
Our team of outstanding virtual teachers is the backbone of student success in our fully accredited virtual school, EdOptions Academy. Check out what one of our EdOptions Academy science instructors, Lauren Masino, has to say about what motivates her to work in education, what her job as a virtual teacher involves, and why she loves working with EdOptions Academy students!
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