How, then, can teachers learn to cope, to bounce back, and to get a classroom back on track even in the wake of failure?
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What can be done now to make next year EVEN better than the last? To tackle this question, I pulled from my own experiences as a principal as well as drew from conversations with other administrators. The responses were pretty consistent and tended to focus on four key areas: data, scheduling, budgeting, and staffing.
As many schools shift to the implementation of social and emotional learning (SEL) lessons into their curriculum, restorative practices are a great tie-in to building relationships, managing emotions, and giving students and educators an opportunity to build these skills in a way that is productive and useful to all. Let’s dive deeper into what restorative justice is, what the benefits of it are, and how you can work to integrate it into your school’s culture.
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.
Recently, I had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Connie Yearwood about her elementary school’s implementation of Edmentum programs, and she dropped more than a few teaching truth bombs that really resonated with us. Here are a few words of wisdom that we wanted to share with you to inspire, motivate, and encourage you.
Last summer, Edmentum rolled out video conferencing software, powered by Zoom, for all of our EdOptions Academy students and educators and it’s been a game-changer. EdOptions Academy teachers have always prioritized relationship building, but the ability to easily connect via video is helping deepen student-teacher connections, improve teachers’ ability to provide intervention, and allow students to more quickly and fully get their questions answered.
We at Edmentum think it is a good time to bring back one of our favorite series of posts dedicated to helping teachers fill their reading lists with inspiring, insightful, or just plain entertaining books around topics dominating education today.