We’re excited to have a guest post this week by one of our partners, Joe Ten Brook. Joe is Assistant Middle School Principal over at Austin Achieve, and has spent a number of years in the field of education, both as a teacher and (currently) as a teacher coach. After hearing his session at SXSWedu […]
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Communication Between School Leaders and Teachers
“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”— Rudyard Kipling Communication. When we’re doing it right, we learn, collaborate, and use that knowledge and collaboration to (hopefully) further the interests and benefits of the group as a whole. When we’re doing it wrong, miscommunication can lead to confusion, frustration, misunderstandings, lack of […]
Teaching Strategies for the Long Term: For Life – and Classroom – Management
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 […]
Spotting Teacher Burnout
[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 […]
Teachers Talk: Classroom Management With Schoolrunner
Sarah Butler, fourth-grade Math and Science teacher at Choice Foundation’s charter school McDonogh 42, discusses how she uses teacher website Schoolrunner in her classroom.
It Takes a Village: A Guide to Creating a Data-Informed School Culture
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. […]
Time-Saving Tips for Teachers
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 […]
Teachers Talk: How to Use Data Wisely
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.