Just last month, Kristen Espina, a 6th and 7th grade math teacher at Moundsville Middle School, was named Edmentum’s Educator of the Year for 2018. She was recognized for her creative and effective use of technology in her classroom to encourage her students to strive for success but also for her dedication to helping them learn. Recently, we had the chance to chat with Kristen about how she keeps her students motivated, what she does to be the best teacher she can be, and what matters most to her as a teacher when it comes to her students. But first, we were curious, what made her want to become an educator?
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Is summer breaking America’s schools? How much of their own money does the average teacher spend on school supplies? Did architects from a century ago affect how students learn in your classroom? Can IT departments combat cheating? Find the answer to all these questions and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
There’s been a lot of talk in the national news lately when it comes to school safety. To better understand the people working in this profession and how they see their roles, the Education Week Research Center conducted a nationally representative survey of nearly 400 school resource officers. View their visual data report in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month comes at the perfect time each year! Not only are some of the delicious fruits and veggies at their tastiest, but it’s also the beginning of summer vacation. Students who are home for the summer will most likely have the easiest access to junk foods and could use a refresher on why fresh foods are the better choice when the snack-time munchies come around.
Move over Steph! Out of the way LeBron! You know who the real MVP is? Math. Just in time for the NBA finals, explore how you can use sports data to spark math and science engagement for your students in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
Earlier this April we asked our customers to tell their own success stories or nominate fellow educators who are making an impact on the lives of students. Now, it's time to announce the winners of our third annual Edmentum Educator of the Year Awards! With so many incredible stories of amazing educators, selecting the winners was an incredibly difficult task.
[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Step Right Up to the Sorting Hat! Student ‘Houses’ Create a Sense of Belonging
Schools around the U.S. are taking a page from English boarding schools and sorting their students into ‘houses.’ The results? More student engagement, stronger student relationships, and a positive school culture. Not to mention, a dream come true for Harry Potter fans! Read all about this new school management trend and more fun teacher topics in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
It’s no secret that reading is one of the best ways to keep students learning and practicing academic skills over the summer (not to mention to help avoid that pesky summer learning slide). So, how can you make sure your budding bookworms continue to build on their love of reading you worked hard to instill throughout the school year? We’ve compiled several of our favorite reading and literacy activities from Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress to share with your pre-K through 6th grade students.