September 20th, 2016 by Jamie Woodson
I knew this event was going to foster collaboration, illuminate proven approaches for greater student achievement, and unleash innovative thinking. But these Tennessee educators embraced the spirit of the summit with their focus, capability, and dedication.
September 19th, 2016 by Elizabeth Vincent
Research shows that teachers matter more for student achievement than any other in-school factor. Thus, how we prepare teachers is an essential component of improved student achievement. A recently published study by University of Michigan researchers Matthew Ronfeldt and Shanyce L. Campbell details how the authors investigated the potential for using teacher observation ratings as a measurement for evaluating educator preparation programs (EPPs).
September 7th, 2016 by Mary Beth West
Parents of Gen Z students face an important opportunity to coach and counsel their children – giving students feedback about their skills and talents that they likely crave while helping them connect the dots between classroom content and rewarding job opportunities in life. Parents don’t need to be career experts or certified counselors themselves to be their child’s best source of guidance and encouragement. Here are some tips to get started!