Professional Development

Teacher professional development refers to specialized training, education, and advanced professional learning intended to help teachers and other educators improve their knowledge, skills, competence, and effectiveness. It can be delivered in person or online, through one-on-one interactions or in group situations, during the school day or beyond normal school hours. Professional development may be funded by schools, districts, or state programs, and are conducted by highly experienced educational consultants.

Curriculum & Instruction

5 Tips on How to Improve Student Achievement

Improving student achievement is one of the main goals of all teachers. Student achievement measures the academic content a student learns over a period of time. Test scores are commonly used to measure student achievement. However, if you want a more holistic perspective, a student’s character, skills, and ability to solve real-world problems should also be taken into consideration.

Classroom

One important aspect at the start of every school year is how to organize the classroom. The layout and design of the classroom have a significant effect on the quality of the educational experience. The optimal use of lighting, acoustics, color, and furniture can affect student attention span and achievement. To give you some ideas, provided below is a list of the top 5 classroom designs, complete with images, pros, and cons.  

Curriculum & Instruction

What Is Rigor?

Rigor has been advancing in educational circuits, but many educators are still not familiar with the concept and how to support it within the classroom. Understanding rigor is vital in finding out how to approach and measure learning. Professional development for teachers can help them in this regard.

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