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This summer has been an enjoyable one, albeit a stretch for this small town girl. The Practitioner-in-Residence program
has provided a valuable experience to me and one that I can share with
the students and staff I work with. Originally I planned to stay for an
extended period of time at ACTE Headquarters; however, work and family
obligations required me to switch gears and plan for 7–10 day visits
each month. I am continuing to work on projects while at home but am
finding it is much easier to stay on task at the ACTE office.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:26:29 PM
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
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
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
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
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:17:08 PM
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
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 4:00:24 PM