Leadership

When it comes to being a school leader, there are many issues that need to be addressed. Strategic planning as a school leader does not just consider studies and preparing children for possible futures, but also working to develop pathways to reach an envisioned future. This means challenging students to think for themselves as well as developing core values and beliefs.

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.

ParentsSocial-Emotional Learning

The pressures of modern life, anxiety disorders, and depression are common emotional and psychological problems that children nowadays face at a very young age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the third leading cause of death among the youth ages 10 to 24. Suicide prevention and intervention programs in the ongoing professional development for teachers and education support professionals can help mitigate the risk of suicide among students.

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.

Teachers

There are teachers, and there are great teachers. Notice the difference between the two phrases – the word “great.” It’s the job of a teacher to make knowledge accessible to all students. Educators base their practice on the belief that all their students can learn and meet expectations.

Professional Development

Professional development for teachers – why is it important? Education is a never-ending process, not only for students, but for teachers as well. It can’t be stressed enough how vital teachers are in shaping the future of the next generation when it comes to knowledge, philosophies, and values. If you’re a teacher, keep in mind that your students are the next breed of leaders, inventors, doctors, lawyers, engineers, artists, and entrepreneurs.

ClassroomTeachers

Top 10 Things All Teachers Should Do the First Month of School

The first day of school is probably the most important time of the entire school year. New students, new lessons, new opportunities for you to feel a sense of accomplishment as a teacher. When it comes to planning, the secret to success, as they say, is in the details. Provided below is a list of top 10 things all teachers should do during the first month of school.

Teachers

How to Regain Your Passion for Teaching

More than just sharing knowledge, teaching is also about the ability to inspire. Teachers can impact the lives of students. They can mold beliefs and behaviors; they can set an example for others to follow. They can influence a student’s choice of degree course, university, and future career.

Behavior

Behavior Management Strategies That Teachers Can Use

One of the enormous challenges of being a teacher is dealing with student misbehavior. It affects not only the teacher and the student involved, but the whole class as well. The goal of behavior management is to promote a positive classroom environment conducive to learning for all students. Provided below is a list of behavior management strategies that teachers can use to keep the classroom in order.

Leadership

Approximately 50% of new teachers leave the profession within the first five years of teaching. Why are they leaving? There are several reasons, ranging from high stress levels, heavy workload, or poor working conditions.

Many teachers experience physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion, especially those who are working in low-performing schools (where the demands are high, and the challenges are immense). But even in high-performing schools, some teachers experience burnout or are simply not satisfied with the way things are going.