Read, Lead, Succeed! The Benefits Of Being A Daily Reader!

Posted on September 30, 2020

Read, Lead, Succeed! The Benefits Of Being A Daily Reader!

One of America’s former presidents Harry S. Truman once proclaimed that “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” Our Agency, YES, INC. believes that reading is an important key to be effective. One of the great things our CEO encourages us all to do each day is to devote time to reading daily. You may find that the more you read the more engaged in life, work, and other ventures you will be. So, teachers, parents, and scholars, it’s time to check in with you on your reading habits! With the huge spike in remote work and online social media, you may have realized that your daily reading habits center around tweets and Facebook updates. When was the last time you submerged yourself in a great book whether it be for work or pleasure? As life continues to change, it’s more important now than ever to make sure you make time to read. 

Tags : Insider, Professional Development, Cultural Responsive Teaching, Special Education, Teacher Preparation, Student Engagement, Differentiation, Classroom Management, Discipline


What about Teacher Recruitment and Retention Amidst COVID-19?

Posted on September 23, 2020

What about Teacher Recruitment and Retention Amidst COVID-19?

Many prospective teachers are on edge about applying to schools during the COVID-19 epidemic. Their anxieties are mostly triggered by concerns about their safety and financial survival during the prolonged uncertainty of COVID-19. Likewise, districts that were already experiencing teacher shortages reaching crisis proportions are also experiencing a push and pull to recruit and retain educators now more than ever! Substitute teachers who are the pipeline to permanent teaching are now pursuing other options to make ends meet which leads districts to the situation of making the best of their current predicament with the teachers that they have. A study conducted on understanding and tackling COVID-19 disruption to the teacher recruitment market found that there has been a reduction of more than 5,000 advertised posts in secondary schools alone which has resulted in the job market for teachers being paralleled to a game of musical chairs. For this reason, newly qualified teachers are struggling to find available positions because of the lack of vacancies. However, far fewer teachers feel motivated to make a career change this year according to teachertapp.co.uk. Teachers who are on the market for new opportunities dropped down to 9% (1 in 10) at the start of the lockdown caused by COVID-19. The reasons more commonly being (1) the lack of available jobs, (2) the feeling that staying put was the morally right thing to do, and (3) a much lower appetite for change. This blog will talk about the current atmosphere surrounding teacher recruitment and retention amidst the COVID-19 Epidemic.   The Pressure is On - Revisit, Revise, and Re-evaluate!

Tags : Professional Development, Recruitment, Teacher Preparation


The Flipped Classroom Model: What It Is And How It Works

Posted on September 16, 2020

The Flipped Classroom Model: What It Is And How It Works

What is a Flipped Classroom? The Flipped Classroom is an alternative model of instruction that is gaining attention from educators. According to The Flipped Learning Network, This pedagogical approach moves instruction from a group learning space to an individual learning space. This approach differs from the traditional model of instruction because it reverses the process of instruction and transforms learning into an interactive learning environment that supports active learning.

Tags : Professional Development, Special Education, Teacher Preparation, Student Engagement, Differentiation, Techer Evaluations, Teacher Evaluations, Classroom Management, Student HOTS


What is Augmented Reality in Virtual Education?

Posted on September 02, 2020

What is Augmented Reality in Virtual Education?

Just when you think the ways educators can reach students have met its’ threshold, learning finds a way to travel beyond the classroom and come alive right before their eyes! It is a known fact that all educational institutions are open to making learning more engaging for their students, but what better way to ensure the impact of students’ learning experiences than to simulate an experience in the classroom?

Tags : Professional Development, Cultural Responsive Teaching, Special Education, Teacher Preparation, Student Engagement, Differentiation, Teacher Evaluations, Classroom Management, Student HOTS