By Shaun Fagan
In today’s results-driven society, administrators are focusing more than ever on summative evaluations. But, as a recent Education Week article points out, if the goal is improving students’ performance and developing good teachers into great contributors, evaluation should sometimes take a back seat to coaching.
By Shaun Fagan
How do you know if students are actually learning what you’re teaching? Every educator uses tests and projects to measure student learning after they’ve covered a lesson or a unit. But what if you had a way to go back and see what happened in your classroom, even after the day is over? With video, you can relive those instructions, transitions, and small-group discussions in real time to help students and teachers grow in the classroom.
By J.L. McCall
The ears are the doorway to the brain: In order for the brain to develop auditory connections, we have to feed the brain auditory information. The brain can only grow connections based on the data it receives. What comes out of the child is what went into the brain.
By Stacey Ryan
After 17 years in the classroom, I’ve discovered what works and what doesn’t. I’ve been able to adapt my approach to teaching so that I can assess student understanding in the moment.
When getting students ready for the real world, we have to teach them the importance of collaboration and problem-solving, especially when working in small groups. My classroom model includes a lot of group work where students complete tasks in groups of four to six, or sometimes with just one partner. For some educators, this approach can make it challenging to gauge student understanding through formative assessments.
In order to be successful, every teacher needs to have a few tools that can assist them in their journey. Here are a few of the tech tools that keep my classroom inspired every day
By Patrick O’Connor
As a territory manager, I have the privilege of chatting with the best and brightest in education on a daily basis. While every school is special in its own way, there are some that really stand out as innovative and inspiring.
I’ve had the honor of working with a school from one of the largest districts in Arizona. Despite many challenges, students are making huge strides and overcoming obstacles in creating a better life through educational success. I love playing a smart part in this success, and it’s the core reason I want to share the amazing success this school (and district) is realizing.