Let’s talk about why students need play and how we can bring it into our own classrooms—even if we have to sneak it in, and even if we are working with kids who are not so little anymore.
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You never know when or from whom you will find inspiration. Staff members at Orleans Community Schools thought they were coming into another mandatory training session. They had no idea they would see familiar faces who they had spent years trying to inspire. They also did not realize these familiar faces would be the ones doing the inspiring. Read on to see how I achieved a surprising and inspiring staff session.
Making leadership a community-wide effort is key to building a positive school culture that supports every student. But, in order to successfully move toward this kind of leadership and professional development style, establishing a true culture of collaboration is one of the most important prerequisites.
What are we not talking enough about in the world of education? What do education buzzwords really mean? And how often are we actually asking teachers for their input on these topics?
I absolutely love being able to interact, partner and collaborate with Educators all over South Carolina, the broader Mid-Atlantic, and across the nation. For me, that collaboration truly is fuel for the fire. Picking up and sharing “best practices”, seeing students and educators grow, and witnessing all the fun that happens throughout the learning process is fantastic.
Too often, we are too busy catching up on our additional paperwork and certification or documentation requirements to find time to work together. What if we had the time and opportunity to share our duties and lessen our load?
The next Edmentum Educator Summit will be held at our Richardson, TX office on November 7-8, 2019. During the conference, we will focus on key educational themes that have been identified by our awesome Network members. Attendees share insights, learn about key initiatives and work directly with Edmentum teams to brainstorm solutions and drive development on these classroom top topics.