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Learning is so much more than mastering long division or understanding the cause of the American Revolution. It’s about helping students build valuable skills that last a lifetime.
Social emotional learning is essential for student success at your school. But where should you start?(more…)
Bullying. It’s one of the few words that trigger alarm in students, parents, teachers, and school leaders alike.
School safety is the right of all your students — and it’s up to you to put a bullying prevention plan in place to ensure your students feel safe, comfortable, and confident. With the right plan, you, your staff, and your community will be ready to take on bullying when it arises in your school.
Creating an entire bullying prevention plan seems like a tall order, but with this guide, you’ll be ready to take on bullying wherever it appears.(more…)
As an educator, you know how much of your time and resources get dedicated to exploring the following question: How can we improve the student learning experience?
One way to tackle this issue — often overlooked — is to consider students’ attitudes towards math.
Whether positive or negative, attitude towards math often reflects a student’s value, self-confidence, enjoyment, motivation and anxiety levels when it comes to the subject.
17% of Americans suffer from high levels of math anxiety.
As early as 1st grade, students can start displaying negative attitudes towards math.
|80% of surveyed students enjoyed learning activities more when they used tablets.|
Mastery learning ensures that every student reaches mastery in a unit before moving on — boosting achievement and building lifelong learners.
22,373 students — minimum— have participated in mastery learning studies since 1968.
The average student in a mastery learning classroom achieves the same level as the top 15% of students in a classroom not using mastery learning.
90% of mastery learning studies have shown positive results.
Progress monitoring is a crucial tool for improving the academic outcomes of students with and without disabilities.
|40+ years of progress monitoring research conducted||Progress monitoring has value when used across all students||14% learning gains in students who received immediate feedback on their performance|
- Diverse student populations and limited resources make it difficult to improve overall student achievement. It’s critical to systematically and cost-effectively gather informative data on individual performance and progress — that is, progress monitoring.
- Teachers can use the information collected on a frequent basis to be aware of every student’s performance and facilitate changes in instruction for students encountering roadblocks in their learning.
- Coupled with progress monitoring, research shows differentiated instruction — something which digital technologies could greatly enhance — is key to meeting the learning needs of and achieving optimal learning outcomes for the diverse student population in today’s classrooms.
As a school leader, you take on the (rather lofty) responsibility of ensuring your students have enough support to learn, grow, and succeed in their education.
One way to achieve this growth — and promote a positive school culture — is to make sure individualized education plans (IEPs) are effective and useful for every student that needs them.
To keep things running smoothly, you need to create an IEP that actually works. One of the best ways to do this is to run a successful IEP meeting.(more…)
Schools across the country and across the globe are facing budget cuts.
In one survey, 81% of teachers said their school had been hit by cuts.
At the same time, the costs of running a school that helps its students become successful adults are increasing.(more…)
You dedicate endless resources to make sure students learn curriculum essentials, in preparation for standardized tests and new grade levels.
But as soon as they’ve learned the material and written the test, it seems like their memories are completely wiped clean. Students are left confused and teachers become frustrated.
This scenario is extremely common, yet highly preventable. Students and teachers tend to cram information into their brains as quickly as possible. But in the long run, retention falls flat.
Distributed practice is proven to be the best studying method for effective learning that lasts. And if you want students to study this way, distributed practice should become a schoolwide teaching strategy.(more…)
Even the most confident educational leaders can find themselves asking the same questions, over and over.
Are students listening?
Are they engaged?
Are they learning the way they should?
All kids learn differently, and sometimes it can feel nearly impossible to find a curriculum or plan that works for an entire school. That’s where multimodal learning comes in.