As a school leader, you are likely feeling a heavy weight on your shoulders as school gets under way this fall. We want to help. NEE will offer two virtual “Communities of Practice” this fall to provide space for school leaders to share ideas and get support from one another. Remote Learning Leadership Community of
Using problem-based learning in a remote learning environment helps keep students engaged with their work. PBL is made for these extraordinary times. Starting with a Question of Import, or essential question, allows students to choose among multiple ways of answering the inquiry. It is a rewarding practice that your students will enjoy. In PBL, students
Teacher evaluation is one of the many challenges school leaders are facing in their continued response to COVID-19. How should school leaders evaluate teaching in an uncertain environment, and what does effective teaching look like in remote learning settings? To answer these questions, the Network for Educator Effectiveness (NEE) is providing recommendations, resources, and templates
Research suggests when students set their own academic goals they experience greater achievement and motivation. My personal classroom experience supports this assertion that students who are engaged in setting and meeting their own learning goals are highly motivated to work. Students who participate in goal setting learn how a growth mindset leads to higher achievement.
As an educational consultant now for the past five years, I have worked with school districts to help teachers give their best to their students. One of those strategies is to develop a list of power standards for their grade level and content areas. Power standards, sometimes called priority or essential standards, are the standards
This post was written before NEE released our educator evaluation resources and recommendations for remote settings. Please visit the Evaluating Remote Teaching page to access the resources that are referenced in this post. As many schools look to continue forms of remote learning this fall in response to COVID-19, the Network for Educator Effectiveness is
On Friday, May 1, the Network for Educator Effectiveness hosted a webinar presented by Dr. Leigh Neier titled “Teach by design: Rethinking default settings to achieve student-centered classroom culture.” Dr. Neier is an associate professor in the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum at the University of Missouri College of Education. In the session, Dr.
On April 30, the Network for Educator Effectiveness partnered with Strengthening Equity and Effectiveness for Teachers of English Learners (www.SEE-TEL.org) to host the second of two webinars titled Teaching English Learners and Working with Immigrant Families from Home: Education in the Time of COVID-19. The webinar was geared toward secondary educators; a previous webinar Wednesday
On April 29, the Network for Educator Effectiveness partnered with Strengthening Equity and Effectiveness for Teachers of English Learners (www.SEE-TEL.org) to host the first of two webinars titled Teaching English Learners and Working with Immigrant Families from Home: Education in the Time of COVID-19. The webinar was geared toward elementary educators; a second webinar Thursday
On April 1, the Network for Educator Effectiveness facilitated an online discussion on providing remote learning resources and support as educators rapidly shift to distance learning models amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists for the session were: Christie Terry, Educational Specialist with eMINTS National Center Kathryn Fishman-Weaver, Director of Mizzou Academy Lynsie Hunt, Assistant Principal at