Research has shown that when it comes to education, seat time equates to success. These results are causing many schools and districts to reevaluate their approaches to discipline, particularly any forms that remove the student from the classroom for an extended period of time. While there are certain behaviors that will always merit such a response, there are ways of instructing a child on appropriate school behaviors while minimizing disruption to the student’s educational programming.
Scott Sterling is a former English teacher who worked in Title I middle and high schools in St. Petersburg, Florida who is now a freelance writer who focuses on education. He is also a stay-at-home dad to his 4-year-old daughter Lily, who will soon be starting her own educational journey.
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Education is full of abbreviations. Some are highly specialized and only particular to certain educators. Others are so well-known that they are used on a regular basis even in the news. But, here are some abbreviations that every teacher should be familiar with.
Sometimes, it only takes the right teachers with the right tools to foster lasting change in students. Such is the case in the rural village of Capac, Michigan, where Capac Community School District’s virtual education program is helping students in 6th through 12th grades realize their goals and find the value in education success. We recently caught up with the head of the Capac Virtual Education Program (CVEP), Tami Zimmer, to find out how it uses Edmentum Courseware and EdOptions Academy virtual courses to provide students with opportunities that would not be available otherwise. She brought her best practices and her knowledge of Edmentum products with her from a previous district.
More educators, schools, and districts are rethinking how students progress through a curriculum and how to show that progress to stakeholders. It brings up the question: what is the purpose of grades anyway? Once you start asking that question, it’s easy to start considering other grading systems and methods of assessment.
According to some estimates, teachers can spend up to $500 of their own money on things for their classroom and students over the course of a school year, much of that before the first day. Every little bit of savings helps, so we’ve put together some best practices to help you save as much as possible and still being able to concentrate on preparing yourself for the coming school year.