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Top 10 Blogs of 2018

Top 10 Blogs of 2018

At Edmentum, it’s always a priority for us to stay on top of the latest education and technology trends. We’ve followed these and other important topics on our blog throughout the year, and now, as 2018 comes to a close, we’re looking back on our most popular posts. So, let’s take a look at our top 10 most popular blog posts of 2018!

10. [High-Stakes Assessment] 3 Ways Online Practice Can Support Your Test Prep Program

The right online tools can be a big help in designing a rigorous and effective test preparation program for your school or classroom, without monopolizing all your time and effort. Here are our top three reasons to embrace technology as a part of your test prep program!

9. 10 Classroom and School Tips to Improve Test Scores

As state assessments get closer and anxiety ramps up, you may think that there’s nothing more you can do to prepare your students for testing day. But, there are always ways to help students and here are ten tips to make sure that they have every chance to succeed!

8. 14 Read-Aloud Books That Educators Love

Something magical happens when books are read aloud. For listeners, it’s as if the whole world melts away, and suddenly, the imaginary world inside the words of a book spring to life. Here are 14 tales of teachers’ memorable experience of reading books aloud.

7. How 10 Teachers Reach and Encourage Their Struggling Students

As a teacher, it can be hard to watch a student struggle in your class. But, with positive words of encouragement and affirmation, you can help all students succeed. We asked teachers to share their words of advice and here are some of their responses.

6. [Budgeting] New & Creative School Funding Sources

Funding will always be top of mind for school leaders, no matter what the political situation may be. Every dollar counts. Check out these new and creative sources of funding and cost savings that are helping schools and districts across the country.

5. The Teachers’ Summer Reading List 2018

Every year, we look at the hot topics in education and society and then highlight books that can help you grasp the concepts so that you can return to school a more enlightened teacher. Here were our top five picks.

4. 21 Learning Ideas for the 21st Century Educator

Every day teachers find new ways to integrate technology, connect with each other, and build students’ skills. These changes tend to grow into trends and best practices. We’ve gathered 21 of these ideas, tips, and tricks into one easy list so that you too can blaze new trails.

3. 7 Classroom Hacks Straight from Teachers

As you’ve progressed further in your teaching career, you’ve picked up strategies along the way to make your life easier. We asked teachers to share their best classroom hack with us, and we’re excited to share some of our favorite responses with you!

2. [Teacher Tips] 5 Tips for Creating an Inquiry-Based Classroom

How can you activate the curiosity in students’ minds and get them excited about learning new topics or subjects? Meet inquiry-based learning, the teaching strategy that triggers your students’ curiosity and helps them develop their enthusiasm for learning.

1. Marzano-Validated Best Practices for Online Practice

Our research team here at Edmentum was honored to have Marzano Research peer review a research study that we conducted for our classroom practice and assessment program, Study Island. Through this review, Marzano confirmed our findings about the effectiveness of Study Island, and we also uncovered four best practices to help students get the most out of online practice.

We want to thank all educators, administrators, parents, students, and readers of our blog for another fantastic year. We are so thankful to work with an awesome community of passionate educators who inspire, motivate, and challenge us to learn and connect with those who are most connected to the educational journeys of students.

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