Classroom Innovations

7 programs that are transforming education – Education Article

Innovative tools and strategies are transforming education, and the best educators recognize this growing trend and harness it to benefit their students. Fuel Education’s Transformation Awards recognize schools, districts or organizations that are successfully transforming education, the way teachers teach, and how students learn. The awards highlight seven exemplary programs from Fuel Education’s partner school districts. Each Transformation Award winner uses online courses and adaptive learning tools to meet the varying needs of their students, who represent different demographic, economic…

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‘Personalized success plans’ are the next big thing – Education Article

Personalized success plans, maps of in-school and out-of-school efforts that will help all students achieve, are emerging as a viable way to address all of a student’s needs–even if those needs are largely at home. What’s the “why” behind personalized success plans? Traditional reform efforts have focused mostly on academics or in-school aspects. But these reforms don’t account for students facing gaps in educational achievement, attainment, and opportunity. These gaps disproportionately impact students of color and those living in poverty.…

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5 ways to improve instructional coaching today – Education Article

Instructional coaching can be a powerful framework for teacher professional development, but not all coaching is created equally. As a beneficiary of a Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program (TSL) Grant, the Marion County School District has been working to improve instructional coaching practices, with great success. Here are the changes we’ve made that have had the most impact.  1) Focus your PLC meetings. In the past, our professional learning community (PLC) meetings were fairly unstructured. Teachers would show up,…

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