After 18 years in the classroom Patty Blanchard decided to pursue a role in educational technology, believing the experience offered students unique benefits.
The school year can present many challenges for students, teachers, and administrators. Many students have fallen behind, and getting caught up to graduate with the rest of their class can feel intimidating. Minimesters can be a great approach to help these students quickly recover credits, begin building academic momentum, and gain confidence in their ability to make it to the graduation finish line. Here are eight common questions answered to help your school or district get started with minimesters for credit recovery!
Technology is becoming increasingly ubiquitous in schools and classrooms, but virtual courses still have some stigma attached. For some students, this translates to concerns about getting into the college of their choice. But, if the same thoughtful schedule planning and effort are put in as required for traditional classroom students, virtual students can actually be at an advantage. Here are six tips to share with your virtual high school students as they go through the college application process.
A growing number of districts and states around the country have faced significant teacher shortages in recent years. Administrators have found themselves scrambling to fill open positions with qualified candidates and have been forced to find creative, and at times, less than ideal, solutions to overcome this issue. And, these shortages come with negative impacts on multiple levels. Teachers are left with larger class sizes, increased workloads, and classes outside of their area of expertise; students are at risk of missing out on the type of top-quality instruction they need and deserve in order to thrive academically. Here, we’ll take a closer look at what lies at the root of these teacher-shortage issues and what administrators can consider doing to meet specific challenges in their own buildings.
It’s no secret that there are currently millions of dollars infused in K–12 education with the expressed purpose of getting students back on grade level after years of disrupted and lost instructio