“Educational Game Day” at my school began with a vision to decrease student trepidation specific to standardized reading assessments, increase assessment reading self-confidence, increase celebrations for assessment reading achievements, and diminish the fear associated with test taking. To accomplish the goals, I envisioned students competing against me in various indoor and outdoor kinesthetic games.
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Edmentum’s October Webinars: Exact Path for Higher Ed, Social Emotional Learning Best Practices, and More!
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The traditional practice of lesson study can serve as a model with no shortage of transferable steps that will help you as educators make the most of your pilot this year. Here are four takeaways from Japanese lesson study to help you run a successful edtech pilot and make impactful purchasing decisions.
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.
Before any of that hard work in the classroom can pay off, there is one critically important prerequisite to consider—actually getting students to attend class. That’s why September has been designated National Attendance Awareness Month: to get the word out and help educators and parents make school a place that students want to be.
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.