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.”
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!
State testing season causes many emotions for teachers and students alike. For teachers—it can feel like the measure of one’s success comes down to the state assessment. For students—it can feel like the decision regarding promotion or retention hinges on the results of the state assessment.
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.
With over 135 million Office 365 users, a huge number of businesses, nonprofits and other organizations are using Microsoft tools. Schools and districts want to prepare their students for the tools they will use in the workforce, so more and more schools are adopting Office 365 and Teams. In September 2017, it was reported that 125,000 organizations were using Microsoft Teams. By March 2018, that grew to 200,000, and in September 2018, there were close to 330,000 organizations using Teams.
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.