While you might not see it reported in school accountability reports, it’s not uncommon for teachers to leave the profession because of a negative school culture where they don’t feel supported or valued. We decided to ask our community of readers on our blog their thoughts on what their school culture currently does well and what could be improved.
Since the #ClearTheLists hashtag began to pick up steam, donations from generous strangers have poured in for teachers everywhere, meaning more and more students will have classroom supplies to kick off the new school year. Even celebrities like Lady Gaga, Lance Bass, and Bill Burr have joined the movement to assist educators, clearing lists while encouraging others to donate what they can do to support a teacher.
At Edmentum, we take our ‘Educator First’ mission to heart—for the teachers and administrators we partner with across the country, and for the virtual teachers that work for our EdOptions Academy virtual school! That’s why we’re excited to announce our new annual Edmentum EdOptions Academy Educator of the Year Award and introduce our very first winner—Health and Physical Education teacher Diane McRandal.
The late African American author Toni Morrison left behind a timeless legacy in literature, and an immeasurable impact on the lives of many. One woman, professor Jocelyn Chadwick, remembers Morrison not only as a friend, but as a gifted educator. Read all about this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
Edmentum holds monthly webinars of informative and educational topics that are great opportunities for all educators to conveniently fulfill professional development requirements and also stay on top of the latest Edmentum news. In August, we’re focusing on the new updates and enhancements of our products.