Although the summer brain drain is real, data from last year is still your best option for assessing the abilities of your students before you get to see said abilities for yourself.
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With our second Edmentum Educator Summit in the books, we continue to be blown away by the magic that happens when you bring educators together. At last week’s Summit, 18 teachers, principals, special education professionals, and technology coaches met at Edmentum’s Dallas offices for two jam-packed days of presentations, conversations, brainstorming, and simply getting to know one another.
Like everything else in a teacher’s craft, you should attack reflection with deliberate, meaningful purpose. It’s not enough to ask yourself questions and poll your feelings. You’re looking for ways to affect change in how you prepare for the next school year over the summer.
Who knew that developing professionally could be fun? One school district is using Disney-inspired professional development activities to help teachers empathize with students in their classrooms. You can read all about how much fun they’re having, catch up on 2020 election education policy news, and find out how US children today are better off than kids in 2000, all in this week’s EdNews Round Up.