Serving as a school board member is a huge responsibility. But, it’s also a great way to serve your community. Government laws delegate power to the boards to make school budgets and set the curriculum. They help manage school facilities and employ the superintendent. In some areas, they even have some say in collective bargaining agreements.
Working as an educator is one of the most rewarding jobs you can have, but it also demands a lot of energy. Burnout is a very real problem among teachers, even those who genuinely love their jobs. The last few months of the school year are the hardest since that’s when it feels like everything comes to a head, but it’s also why the summer break is so welcome. It’s your chance to take a break from teaching and recharge your batteries. How you go about that will be up to you, but here are some tips that might help.
When most people think of the role of a principal in a school, they think about their run-ins with a principal as either a student or a parent. While principals can certainly stay busy just dealing with unruly behavior, that is only one of many roles a principal fills in a school and the educational system in general.
As parents, we owe a debt of gratitude to our children’s school teachers. Think about it. While we are all hard at work in our regular offices, or now because of COVID-19, our home offices, our children’s school teachers are hard at work in their virtual or in-person classrooms, keeping watch over them and helping them grow through learning.
Everyone reacts differently to virtual learning. Some people can take it and find great success in it, while for others, there is a large learning curve, and it takes time to find success. What works well in a traditional classroom setting may not work as well in a virtual classroom setting. Regardless, they both have the same goal; to engage students and develop subject matter knowledge.
Despite being a year full of constant disruptions, 2020 gave rise to several important digital solutions developments, especially in education. Indeed, the current covid-19 pandemic has certainly changed the way individuals teach and learn
Over the years, numerous studies have concluded that their parents most heavily influence students’ success in school. The parent plays a tremendous role by promoting and encouraging education and learning. They can also help the students set goals for themselves and become more involved in their school and extracurricular activities.
A career in early childhood education poses several unique challenges. Aside from curriculum requirements, there are also complex interpersonal needs that must be addressed. Creating a healthy and inclusive classroom environment is essential for the benefit and wellbeing of all students.
Reading comprehension skills are an essential part of a growing reader’s repertoire. Early readers should start with picture books, and as they get older, it will help them understand chapter books, newspapers, textbooks, and other more challenging texts.
This year has been tough on all of us, but kids have been significantly impacted. Many schools have closed or switched to online instruction, catapulting students and caregivers into the world of remote learning. Keeping kids engaged with remote learning involves some creativity and a lot of patience.