Have you heard of the 30-60-90-day model? For educators, it’s an approach well worth exploring to develop more active plans for professional development and make sure that learning is put in to practice.
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SAMR is a professional development model, created by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, that provides a technique for moving through degrees of technology adoption. When used in teacher professional development sessions, you can help your teachers overcome some hurdles they may have in technology implementation, as well as learn some new strategies along the way.
Research has shown that when it comes to education, seat time equates to success. These results are causing many schools and districts to reevaluate their approaches to discipline, particularly any forms that remove the student from the classroom for an extended period of time. While there are certain behaviors that will always merit such a response, there are ways of instructing a child on appropriate school behaviors while minimizing disruption to the student’s educational programming.
Many suggested ways to improve school culture require resources, like time and money, which your district may not have. But, improving your school culture doesn’t have to take hours of time and an unlimited money supply. Here are four simple steps to improve your culture that you can take right now:
Hiring staff is a critical part of school administrators’ jobs, but when you have a position open at your school, the recruiting process can feel intimidating. How do you find candidates with the skills you are looking for? How do you make sure that they’re the right culture fit for your building? And how do you make THEM want to work for YOU at YOUR district? Here are six simple recruiting tips to help find your perfect candidate.
Student misbehavior can be extremely disruptive to learning. It causes teachers and administrators stress and costs classmates the valuable instructional time that the teacher has to instead spend on addressing behavior issues. One disciplinary action that is often used to punish behavior problems is out-of-school suspension. Every year, three million students face out-of-school suspension according to the U.S. Department of Education (ED).