Every four years, people across the globe plop themselves down in front of the television to watch the Summer Olympics. Gymnastics is one of the more popular events in the summer games. Not every gymnast is going to garner perfect 10s like Mary Lou Retton at the 1984 Summer Olympics, however. Gymnasts get scored on […]
At Risk If you want to explore the backcountry of the Colorado mountains, you must first learn to spot risk factors for the dangers of wild nature, like avalanches. Often it can be something seemingly small – a loud sound from afar, a fallen tree, or rambunctious wildlife that can cause a massive slide. This […]
Last night while having some Malaysian food with a good friend of mine who teaches music at a local elementary school, the conversation turned to another good friend of ours, a former teacher who ended up leaving the profession due to burnout. My friend nodded her head knowingly. “Yeah,” she said, sounding resigned. “I think […]
[burn-out] noun a fire that is totally destructive of something. Also, burn-out. Fatigue, frustration, or apathy resulting from prolonged stress, overwork, or intense activity. Yeowch. It sounds so final. And so … depressing. While researching this blog post, I interviewed a few teachers and noticed that once I said these words, their faces quickly lit […]
Data has changed the way we make decisions – from what movies we watch to how baseball teams find players. Why, then, are our schools forced to sift through spreadsheets, wrestle with student information systems, or wait weeks for assessment results? The actionable data is out there of course, no teacher would argue with that. […]
Everyone knows the well-used refrain: So much to do and so little time. We suspect teachers know more about that than most! Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Read on for our list of 7 Helpful Hacks that can help you free up more time to do the things you need and the things you […]
Student data for teachers made easy with Schoolrunner: New Orleans high school writing teacher Katie Wills discusses how Collegiate Academies’ school management system simplifies her classroom.