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With budgets being tight, some educators may no longer afford annual vacations that include hotel stays, airline tickets and vehicle hire. Many people are now looking at cheaper alternatives. This may include road trips to visit friends and family, but one of the most popular ideas taking hold is that of the staycation. This means a vacation where you stay at your home country but still have tons of fun. What are some things educators enjoy doing on staycations?

Teachers

Teachers rarely have time for themselves during the school year. The upcoming school break is a great opportunity to take time for yourself, your family, and other aspects of your life that are often neglected. Having some rest and recreation will allow you to go back to work with a greater sense of purpose. In this article, we will discuss why it is important to take time to relax over school breaks.

Data

In education, information speaks volumes. Data analysis can provide an overview of what students know, of what they should know, and what can be done to meet their academic needs. With proper analysis and interpretation of data, teachers can make informed decisions that positively affect student outcomes. In this article, we will discuss how to make data-based decisions to inform your instruction.

Data

Data is important, and it is everywhere. Teachers collect all sorts of information about students. These data can inform and influence teachers how to teach, what to review, and what to adjust. Yet, some teachers may still not be aware of how to get data and how to use it. In this article, we will answer these questions: Where can you find data? And why is it important to use data in your classroom?

Curriculum & Instruction

No learner is the same. All require different pathways. There is no single class where all the students are exactly where the teacher wants them at the outset. To improve educational equality, teachers should be able to modify lessons to meet the needs of each student. Simply put, teachers have to differentiate instruction. The goal is to have students experience varying degrees of the same lesson. In this article, we will enumerate 8 strategies on how to best prepare students to reach grade level standards.

Special Education

If you currently have students with AAC needs in your classroom, it can be a truly rewarding experience to watch a low-verbal or nonverbal child finally use their first word or phrase. Here are three key ideas you should keep in mind when building your AAC classroom.

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Standardized testing has fueled a national debate in the last few decades. Some argue that standardized tests narrow the curriculum and encourage teacher-centered instruction. Many parents also don’t feel comfortable with the fact that their children are being judged on the basis of tests that puts too much emphasis on test scores, and too little on personal background, innovation, and critical thinking. In this post, we will answer the question, “Why does the United States use standardized testing?”

Leadership

Most school districts spend between 80%-90% of their general fund budget on personnel costs. One would be hard pressed to find a way to solve their financial challenges by simply making changes to the other 10-20% of their budget.
How might we go about analyzing our personnel budget to ensure we are getting the best return on investment? We can start by looking at these number of areas.

Special Education

Are you wondering how to implement a co-teaching model and make it successful for teachers and students at your school? Co-teaching can be a rewarding experience when planning and communication are in place from the beginning. Here are five practical tips you can use to get started.

Teachers

eaching is a rewarding yet very challenging job. It takes a significant chunk of your time and heart. And sometimes, you get the feeling that you don’t have much “you” time anymore. Everybody needs happiness, rest, and relaxation. Even teachers need a break, right? There are different areas of self-care – sensory, pleasure, physical, mental, spiritual, and social. In this post, we will enumerate seven ways to rejuvenate over spring break.