As an educator, you’re probably aware that it’s not always easy to make science fun. Scientists like Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and even the band OK Go have been able to find a balance between science, fun, and entertainment – but where are the ladies at? That’s where comedic scientist Sophia Shrand comes in.
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Agnes “Granny” Zhelesnik wasn’t your typical 102-year-old. Every morning, she would get up and head to the Sundance School in New Jersey to teach cooking and sewing lessons to elementary students. You wouldn’t believe how busy Agnes kept herself – between teaching classes and making costumes for the school play, she led a busy and fulfilling life.
The end of the school year brings about a lot of reflection. Many teachers look back on how the year went and students remember what they learned. At Edmentum, things are no different! We love to look back on past blog posts to see what really resonated with our audience throughout the school year.
Summer school can present its own set of challenges unique from the typical school year. Shorter timelines, special student populations, and the limited time teachers have for preparation can cause stress for even the most seasoned professionals. At Edmentum, we’ve helped thousands of educators conquer the summer semester, and we want to share our tips for a successful summer school program. Take a look at the list we’ve compiled of our top 10 tips for summer school success:
At the end of the school year in 1997, Mrs. Toensing, a sixth-grade teacher from Yuma, Arizona wrote a note in Christin Gilmer’s report card. It read: “It has been a joy to have you in class. Keep up the good work! Invite me to your Harvard graduation!” Little did she know, Christin would do just that 21 years later.
Effective personalized learning is all about finding a delicate balance between offering students choice in how, when, and what pace they learn, while simultaneously providing them with the individualized attention needed to truly push them forward academically. For instructors in the classroom, providing this kind of tailored experience for 20 or more students is a challenging (and at times overwhelming) undertaking. Online tools can be a valuable resource to save teachers precious time by taking care of some of the legwork of providing students with the right content, as well as sifting through data to find the real insights. However, regardless of how high-quality a program may be, students won’t enjoy use it if it doesn’t offer an interesting, enjoyable experience.
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