Grants can be a great option to fill budget gaps, and turn some of your classroom dreams into instructional realities. But, with lesson planning, grading, test prep, and the never-ending admin work already on teachers’ plates, tackling grant applications can feel like a daunting task.
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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Although more money and better working conditions may help, many teachers who are considering leaving the profession are more interested in growing as professionals, collaborating, and making a broader effect on their schools and districts. Here are five ideas on how to bring those changes about in your own school.
School closures due to community emergencies, inclement weather, and other unexpected events can’t be helped, but they can quickly put students behind, especially middle and high school students working through rigorous and tightly scheduled curriculum. However, with a little planning and the help of technology, school closure days don’t need to put learning on pause for secondary students.