Society has started to place a higher demand on self-awareness, and the skills students develop while in school. One of the easiest ways to help students is to introduce them to different learning environments. Taking what students would traditionally learn in a classroom and incorporating that experience outside the classroom can change their understanding of real-life applications of what they’ve learned in the classroom.
With the increased focus on remodeling the education system, there has been a particular focus to popularize charter schools. Receiving government funding but operating differently from the state school system, charter schools have become a significant choice for many parents, owing to their numerous benefits. Well-managed charter schools are a benefit to society, parents, teachers, and students.
New and experienced teachers can feel like they do not know where to begin when considering the start of the next school year. With a curriculum to prepare, materials to organize, bulletin boards to decorate, and a myriad other details to take care of, the task can seem daunting. However, by systematically tackling the tasks related to the preparation of the classroom for the school’s first day, it is possible to face that first day fully prepared without winding up exhausted.
With graduation behind them, many recent college graduates are thinking about what comes next. For some, that means entering the workforce, but for others, that means continuing their education and applying for Masters programs. Most colleges and universities require that all incoming Masters students take the graduate record examination (GRE) and receive the appropriate score for the program of choice.
Access to online education has become a staple for many colleges and universities. It has triggered a new way for individuals to advance their education while still working in a classroom every day during the school year. E-learning has become a great resource for both educators and classroom teachers and is great for individuals who can not make it into a traditional brick and mortar classroom.
As educational professionals, we often need a little bit of reassurance that we are doing everything we can to help our students. TED talks help with professional development and help us reinvigorate our love of teaching. TED is a nonprofit that shares ideas through short, engaging talks on any topic imaginable. Each talk is given by an individual who is looked at as an expert or very knowledgable individual in their field.
Students are coming home with more, complex homework every day. With all the subjects and assignments they’ve got due, it can be hard to keep track of everything. But with more technology being integrated into education comes a whole host of apps that they can use to help with homework, help keep them organized and help parents!
It’s no secret that everything we do can be done on a smartphone or tablet, and these devices are starting to take over the classroom. With hundreds of thousands of apps on the market designed specifically for educators and learning, educators are finding that apps are a game changer in the classroom.
The term extracurricular activities is a term that most people see on job applications and college admissions forms, but are extracurricular activities that important? An extracurricular activity is any activity that can be completed outside of school work, and that makes these activities important! Today’s students are involved in multiple extracurricular activities that include playing on sports teams, writing for the school newspaper, playing an instrument in a band or local orchestra, or taking an art class at a local college.
The edTPA or educative teacher performance assessment is a performance-based, teacher preparation program given across 40 states to emphasize the skills and knowledge teachers need from day one in the classroom. This subject-specific assessment builds on the work of teaching performance and research and helps improve student teaching programs. The edTPA require teacher candidates the opportunity to demonstrate that they have what it takes to be in the classroom and ensure that their students are learning.