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.
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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.
What are we not talking enough about in the world of education? What do education buzzwords really mean? And how often are we actually asking teachers for their input on these topics?
Too often, we are too busy catching up on our additional paperwork and certification or documentation requirements to find time to work together. What if we had the time and opportunity to share our duties and lessen our load?
For educators, learning games do more than help learners learn in a fun way. They also offer helpful ways to assess whether lessons are making sense to your class and to tweak your approach accordingly. And, of course, you’re reminding your adult learners that it’s all right to have a bit a fun in the classroom!
A new school year always brings the promise of new lessons to be learned, new experiences, and new adventures --no matter how many years a teacher has spent in the classroom. That’s why it’s important to stay informed on what’s new with the ever-changing landscape of education. Check out five things to keep an eye on in education this year, read up on advice for first-year principals, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
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.
The recently published PDK poll revealed that the general public, including parents, are in support of higher teacher pay, more funding for public schools, and more a greater teacher voice when deciding a school’s academic policies. The poll, which has been tracking public opinion of school since 1969, also included educator responses for the first time ever. Read all about this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.