Teachers are, by profession, a supportive community. They rely on one another for encouragement and collaboration, as well as guidance for personal and professional growth. But with most schools in the United States adopting distance learning or hybrid learning models for the duration of the 2020-21 school year, the sense
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Digital literacy has long been a goal of research projects and critical thinking-based curriculum. But the era of COVID-19 and the shift to hybrid and distance learning models has placed a renewed emphasis on developing digital research best practices—both for students and for educators. Given the vast majority of research
Distance learning can be especially challenging for younger students, as they rely on a significant amount of in-person teaching time to master skills such as reading and writing—not to mention their development of socialization skills. Fortunately, there are some effective digital resources available to Educators that can aid students in
The shift to an online teaching environment will most likely continue to be the norm well into the 2020-2021 academic year which means traditional ways of staying organized may no longer translate since the majority of administrative, management, and academic work will be performed virtually.
COVID-19 forced schools to re-conceptualize education in the blink of an eye, so it’s understandable that teachers find themselves under more stress than ever. That stress quickly leads to burnout in a profession already grappling with high attrition. Here are 5 tips to keep things in perspective and to stay positive this fall.
One of the most common struggles teachers faced in the last half of the 2019 – 2020 school year was effectively engaging their students through remote learning. This challenge can be attributed to several reasons given the rush to emergency distance learning schools were forced to implement, without a contingency
Historically, professional development for teachers often centered around efforts such as periodic in-person workshops, in-class observation, and single-sessions workshops. But these traditional models pose several challenges. Schools would often struggle to provide consistent, quality instruction to scale.
Utilizing Summer to Plan for an Uncertain Fall Educators and parents across the US are bracing themselves for what fall may hold for their students. In the 2019-2020 school year, classroom cultures, relationships and teacher expectations had been established long before the students moved to remote learning. Since states have
Developing one’s resume can prove to be a challenging feat. While the goal of creating an impressive resume is to differentiate yourself from the competition, standing out from the crowd can be a difficult task for teachers, as the role and responsibilities of an Educator are similar across the board.
Rural, suburban, and urban schools alike face a variety of similar and disparate challenges when trying to implement professional development in their school communities. Bringing in high-quality professional development workshops may pose a challenge. Of course, schools should always first rely on the expertise and brilliance within their teacher community,