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


Preparation Matters: How Yes, Inc. is Impacting Students on Day one in the Classroom

Posted on July 08, 2020

Preparation Matters: How Yes, Inc. is Impacting Students on Day one in the Classroom

  We sat down with Jamie Payne, a former Pre-K Teacher at SouthWest Prep Academy, to find out how Yes, inc.'s Educator Effectiveness Process (EEP) has helped teachers become an effective teacher on day one. 

Tags : SLI2019, Professional Development, Retention, Teacher Preparation, Teacher Evaluations


What you should know: Equity and Antiracism in Education

Posted on June 17, 2020

What you should know: Equity and Antiracism in Education

With the latest events surrounding race in America, one can not deny that there is a shift in the way that we approach cultural topics in education. Because of technology and the accessibility of racially motivated violence on social media, students everywhere are being affected by the racially heated social construct in America today. Effective educators have the gigantic responsibility to educate at a time like this. However, the best learning is lived experience; The best educators understand that connecting those lived experiences to important concepts (with empathy) is key to effective instruction. People across the nation are shaken to their core and trying to fully comprehend how this impacts their schools, their families, and their understanding of reality and safety. With the effects of COVID-19 still underway, we are living a historical event; and you, as an educator, are the glimmer of hope that some students need to feel safe and understood.

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


Educator Effectiveness Process (EEP): How Yes, Inc. is impacting school districts!

Posted on April 29, 2020

Educator Effectiveness Process (EEP): How Yes, Inc. is impacting school districts!

  We sat down with Larry Jenkins, Assistant Superintendent of Texas Serenity Academy Charter Schools, to find out how the Educator Effectiveness Process (EEP) has helped his district experience overall growth. 

Tags : SLI2019, Professional Development, Retention, Teacher Preparation, Teacher Evaluations


EEP Educator Journey: It's Impossible for you not to grow!

Posted on January 29, 2020

EEP Educator Journey: It's Impossible for you not to grow!

This summer we sat down with Dana Fornabaio, Assistant Principal from Southwest Preparatory Schools, to find out how the Educator Effectiveness Process (EEP) has helped her grow as an educator. 

Tags : SLI2019, Professional Development, Teacher Preparation, Teacher Evaluations


The Evolution of Teacher Evaluations

Posted on January 22, 2020

The Evolution of Teacher Evaluations

The question of “What does good teaching look like” has been reemerging for centuries. Since the early 1700’s people have depended on individuals with extensive education such as clergy and government officials to conduct the world’s earliest teacher observations. The purpose of teacher observations was to observe the classroom and make judgments about teacher instruction. Sound familiar? The idea of an ideal way of instruction in the classroom has always been a constant in the world of education.

Tags : Teacher Evaluations