200 Educators Weigh In on How Administrators Impact School Culture
While you might not see it reported in school accountability reports, it’s not uncommon for teachers to leave the profession because of a negative school culture where they don’t feel supported or valued. We decided to ask our community of readers on our blog their thoughts on what their school culture currently does well and what could be improved.
Over 2,000 Educators Share How Administrators Can Best Retain & Support Them
We wanted to see exactly what teachers had to say about what their administrators could do better and what potential benefits would make them stay in their current positions, so we ran an anonymous poll on our blog to gather feedback. Let’s take a dive into the data and see what our community of educators had to say.
How to Optimize Student Performance Through the Science of Timing
Have you ever noticed that, during certain times of the day, your classroom is buzzing, students are working diligently, and everyone is getting along, while during other times of the day, things are a bit chaotic, and you find yourself having to constantly correct behavior and refocus attention? Turns out, there are scientific reasons behind why this happens.
Exploring 4-Day School Weeks: Why Some Districts Are Making the Switch
Why are some districts transitioning to 4 day weeks? We’ll be discussing some of the pros and cons of having a four-day school week and sharing some feedback from districts that have made the switch. Let’s dive in!
Behind the Scenes: How Edmentum’s Study Island Development Team Uses Educator Feedback
At Edmentum, we have worked hard to embody our mantra of “Educator First.” This simple idea of listening to the educators who use our programs and responding to their needs has permeated every leve
[Research] Using Study Island to Support State Assessment Achievement
Student scores and performance-level classifications on state tests are an important part of school accountability under federal and state governments. When schools invest in programs like Edmentum’s Study Island, they want to know that the programs work. During 2018, the Edmentum Research and Design team completed three studies set in three different districts (Reading, Allentown, and an Arizona district) that examined how using Study Island affects students’ performance on state tests. Here’s a summary of the results.