Exceptional teachers are found in every school district. These are the teachers who inspire us to think creatively, who encourage us in our dreams, and who teach difficult subjects and make them feel easy. These teachers possess a passion for their subject and the students who are in their classes. Every day of the week
Several years ago, the Network for Educator Effectiveness integrated the EdHub Library into the NEE Data Tool. We were thrilled to offer our members direct access to the library with no need to log into a separate site or enter subscription tokens. At that time, there was no immediate replacement for the learning journal. Although
The smell of a freshly waxed gym, the crisp look of new bulletin boards, the supply closet brimming with new stock. These are all typical signs that a new school year is here, even if this year back-to-school looks more like new virtual backgrounds on teacher computer screens and phones ringing relentlessly with technology questions.
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
You’ve been asking for it, and we’re creating it! Principals often ask how they can assign EdHub modules to their teachers. Today, EdHub is one step closer to making your wish come true. We are working on a set of activities designed specifically for teachers based on their classroom observation scores. Here’s everything you need
With a third of the nation’s beginning teachers leaving the profession during their first three years, it is more critical than ever to provide the support needed to keep teachers in the field. In Missouri, according to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 42% leave within the same three-year time frame. Administrators and mentors
It’s summer. The grass is green, the pools are open, and our five Network for Educator Effectiveness trainers rack up the miles on the road for training. For educators, summer is a time for renewal and a time for growth. From our beginnings, NEE has looked at our summer training sessions through that lens: renewal
The beginning of a teacher professional development day or faculty meeting sets the tone for the learning to take place and the climate for the day. Get your time together off to a good start with a quick activity to get conversations and learning started. Here are three quick activity ideas for the beginning of
The children in our classrooms deserve no less than our best effort to provide them with the highest quality of instruction every single day. Our best effort requires educators to routinely sharpen their skills, and that’s why it’s important that teachers and administrators alike participate regularly in professional development and leadership development training and activities.