Within the curriculum department, we chose to work with Teaching Tolerance in order to learn more about school climate, instruction, classroom culture, family and community engagement, and teacher leadership. The work we did in that PD session was meaningful, and it’s really stuck with me—I still find myself reaching back to some of the conversations that took place to find understanding and tolerance as well as examine my own thoughts and reactions on a daily basis.
Winnie O’Leary has spent over 25 years in education, as a classroom teacher, school board member, a family advocate, special education teacher, curriculum writer and currently a Curriculum Manager for Edmentum. Her experiences have allowed her to work with districts all over the country where she finds something new and exciting every day.
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In this post, we will discuss the signs educators can watch for to identify homeless students, understand how homelessness impacts learning, review the current legislation, and discuss what educators can do to support students in these situations.
The 30-60-90-day approach is a framework that helps in creating order and setting out a path to accomplishing such realistic goals. The model breaks down what progress will look like at the 30-, 60-, and 90-day marks of achieving long-term goals or sets goals over a three-month period, chunked into 30-day accomplishments. These 30-60-90-day plans have been used in the business world for many years as a measure of effectiveness.
Professional growth aside, this development is phenomenal, connecting educators all over the world in 280 characters or less. In June, Edmentum ran our first live Twitter chat (or tweet chat), and due to its success, we will be hosting another on Thursday, July 26, at 9:00 p.m. EDT.
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