Edcite Expert Adrienne Winders

Adrienne Winders is a teacher at Millersport Elementary School in Ohio. She eaches 5th and 6th grade social studies and 6th grade English language arts. Adrienne graduated from Muskingum University in 2000 with a degree in Elementary Education and received her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of New England in 2009. She and her team uses our Edcite Schools platform for assessments, and she has several years of experience using Edcite.

Who is doing the work: students or teacher?

If you have ever had the opportunity to watch Ella Bess Marshall teach children or lead a coaching meeting with an adult, you know about 2 minutes in that you are in the presence of greatness (aka: a truly talented teacher). Ella Bess began teaching in 2006 and since that time has taught upper elementary and middle school math and coached 4th-8th grade math. In 2010, she was on the founding team at Henderson Collegiate and is there currently serving as an instructional coach and grade level chair coach. If you happen to find yourself in Henderson, North Carolina, go check her out. You will leave a better educator.

How Success and Failure Taught Me the Same Lesson

The past couple of weeks a few events happened simultaneously that led to the inspiration for today’s post. I talked with my friend, Zach Mercurio, author of The Invisible Leader, about purpose in education. If you missed my post “How Purpose and Singapore Can Increase Teacher Retention,” I talked about his research there as well. Being purpose-driven is one of my soapboxes because I really believe it’s a game-changer in leading toward success and fulfillment. He shared with me the David Yaeger research article, “Boring, but Important.”

Edcite Expert Beth Knecht

Beth Knecht is an 8th grade language arts teacher at River View Junior High School in Warsaw, Ohio. She values the Edcite platform and the readiness that it provides her students for the state tests at the end of the year. Beth was accepted into our Edcite Experts program this year because she is an expert on her campus. Read on to learn more about how Beth uses Edcite!

Edcite Expert Angel Rowland

Angel Rowland is a high school math teacher at Ware County High School in Waycross, Georgia who has been teaching for 17 years. This year she was accepted into our Edcite Experts program [once Edcite Experts page is ready, we’ll link it here]. She has advanced knowledge of Edcite and uses it frequently in her classroom. Fun fact: Angel’s husband is a business and technology teacher at WCHS and introduced her to Edcite last year! Read on to learn more about how Angel uses Edcite.

Increasing Students’ Vocabulary: Word Study in Action

Do you remember studying for the ACT or GRE? Did you buy the vocabulary flashcards or make your own? I remember the summer of 2009 as “The One With the GRE Flashcards” because I took them everywhere and reviewed them in every spare moment. Whether it was by the pool, in the DMV, at the doctor’s office, or at my kitchen table, my anxiety about memorizing the vocabulary words continued to increase. I remember wishing I had received better vocabulary instruction in school. The reality is, in many places, we still aren’t YET teaching vocabulary, or word study, well. The key word here is: YET.

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