What is Fundamental Foundation Session (FFS) & The Equity Pipeline?

Posted on February 26, 2020

What is Fundamental Foundation Session (FFS) & The Equity Pipeline?

How many teachers are 100% ready to enter the classroom on their first day of school? Most educators long to be effective and make a difference but start the year off feeling like they are left to sink or swim. YES, Inc’s mission is to ensure that children have access to effective educators. As part of our vision, this week our agency kicked off our annual Fundamental Foundations Session I, to vet teacher and resident candidates for our partner districts for the 2020-2021 school year. This week’s blog will explain what Fundamental Foundation Session is and layout how the Equity Pipeline helps our mission.

Tags : Recruitment, Teacher Preparation


What is a Multicultural Classroom?

Posted on February 19, 2020

What is a Multicultural Classroom?

 


4 Ways Teacher Turnover is Hurting Education

Posted on February 12, 2020

4 Ways Teacher Turnover is Hurting Education

Teacher retention seems to be an ongoing conversation. “Why are teachers leaving?” and “Where are they going?” are among other recurring questions surrounding the issue. This is not a surprise since a large factor in the effectiveness of a school is based on the school’s ability to hire and retain effective educators. In the past, teacher shortages have led districts to hire teachers who are not fully prepared or qualified to teach. In fact, 90% of all teacher shortages are caused by teachers leaving the profession. Most teachers leave due to dissatisfaction with teaching. For these reasons, teacher attrition in the United States is twice as high as in most high-achieving countries. This blog will identify 4 ways teacher turnover is hurting education all over the nation.

Tags : Retention


5 Tips For Effective Trauma Informed Teaching

Posted on February 05, 2020

5 Tips For Effective Trauma Informed Teaching

Have you ever had one of those mornings when you woke up and thought to yourself “today isn’t going to be my day?” or maybe that good old “I woke up on the wrong side of the bed” moments? Some people can shake it off and go about their day. The reality is, nearly half the children in the United States wake up and go to school feeling this way on a regular basis due to some type of trauma they experience. Trauma can have huge effects on their learning, development, behavior and even violent aggression in the classroom. Today’s blog will provide you with information on trauma informed teaching and give you 5 tips that will help you consider more effective trauma informed practices for your classroom.

Tags : Classroom Management