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Educators in Action is a blog for educators, by educators. If you'd like to share your experiences with us or know of a great blog you'd like to share, contact Digital Media Coordinator Brian Jenkins.

  • Reflections on Professional Development

    Professional development for educators is not only a responsibility but more importantly a necessity of being a professional. In the ever-changing world of education, teacher professional development is a means to enhance educational effectiveness. Research in education has shown that the quality of the teacher is the most important factor in raising student achievement. Surely parents overwhelmingly agree that they want the best teacher possible in every classroom. In my opinion, professional development is an integral factor in making educators the best they can be, which in turn will raise student achievement.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:23:40 PM

  • A Busy Week at ACTE!

    Last week I continued to work on the ACTE Vice President How-to Guide and the “Featured ACTE Award Winner” segment for the Web site, in addition to participating in the Leadership Task Force conference call. Reviewing the results and comments from the State Association Survey was an interesting read!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:23:05 PM

  • Build Relationships With Your Students on the First Day

    One topic that ignites my passion is literacy. During my residency with ACTE I have developed several connections but one of the most enjoyable has been with USA TODAY Education. I have been writing for their CTE Teachers Lounge and Tip Jar. These sites have great ideas for your classroom and the latest buzz on topics in education.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:22:31 PM

  • Three Distinct Leadership Growth Opportunities

    For those interested in learning more about leadership or enhancing their leadership skills, ACTE offers three distinct, outstanding opportunities for professional growth. 21st Century Leadership InstituteACTE Fellowship ProgramACTE Leadership Training ProgramEach opportunity offers a unique occasion for leadership growth and development.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:18:26 PM

  • Leadership Development Continues

    Sturgis Brown High School is gearing up for the third week of school, and I must admit, it is great to be back in the swing of things! Our three days of in-service focused on the Boys Town Model for a well-managed classroom, project-based learning activities, department meetings, meeting the new superintendent and an open house for incoming freshmen. My Culinary Arts class is full and the youth internship students are getting hands-on learning in their prospective career fields.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:17:58 PM

  • Literacy Strategies for You

    Literacy is an essential skill needed to be successful in education, the workforce and life in general. As educators, we strive to prepare our students to become successful and productive members of society. Surely, reading and writing are vital parts of this process.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:17:32 PM

  • Begin With the End in Mind

    Struggling readers often find themselves far behind their classmates. Due to the fact that the difficulty of school reading material has increased faster than their ability, they find themselves frustrated, and in turn give up on the reading assignment and associate the activity with failure. However, frustration can be just as detrimental to an advanced reader who is not challenged by but bored with a reading assignment.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:17:08 PM

  • Teaching for Student Success

    We’re well into the new school year and teachers are feeling the heat to improve student achievement. History tells us that we must prepare for the future. If what we are doing isn’t working to achieve our goals, then we must look at ourselves and decide to make changes within us—our teaching styles—instead of blaming our students. Our students are our stakeholders and just like a corporation, we need to meet the needs of our stakeholders and customers if we want education to prosper. How do you plan on thriving this year?

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:06:18 PM

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