For the past year, we’ve been embarking on an entirely new adventure—the Ed
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[High Stakes Testing] Using Classroom Culture, Test-Taking Skills, and Mindfulness to Overcome Test Season Stress
To help you calm fraying nerves and ensure students are successful on high-stakes exams, we’ve put together our favorite tips on cultivating a productive classroom environment, teaching effective test-taking strategies, and leveraging mindfulness as your test-prep secret weapon.
Educator First in Action: Incorporating Social Justice Frameworks in Edmentum Curriculum with Teaching Tolerance
Within the curriculum department, we chose to work with Teaching Tolerance in order to learn more about school climate, instruction, classroom culture, family and community engagement, and teacher leadership. The work we did in that PD session was meaningful, and it’s really stuck with me—I still find myself reaching back to some of the conversations that took place to find understanding and tolerance as well as examine my own thoughts and reactions on a daily basis.
Let’s take a deeper look into some of the various sources of student trauma, how to identify students affected by trauma, and also consider some resources available to educators to support students and programs that must manage these events.
So, if you haven’t already, create your account, then check out some of these outstanding educator accounts and find yourself jumping down an entirely new (and entirely more productive) rabbit hole if fresh ideas and real-world advice. Some are big names with big followings, others are still flying a little under the radar, but they all have great insights to offer. While you’re at it, follow the Edmentum Educator Network, and start connecting with our community of diverse and dedicator teachers and administrators!
The Edmentum Educator Network has grown to over 150 members, and in early November, we hosted our first Educator Summit, where we brought an incredible group of 19 educators together for two days in our Richardson, Texas, office. Created by educators for educators, the Educator Summit became an embodiment of the passion and inspiration that moves people to do great things for those two days.
The 30-60-90-day approach is a framework that helps in creating order and setting out a path to accomplishing such realistic goals. The model breaks down what progress will look like at the 30-, 60-, and 90-day marks of achieving long-term goals or sets goals over a three-month period, chunked into 30-day accomplishments. These 30-60-90-day plans have been used in the business world for many years as a measure of effectiveness.