Every Teacher a Leader

In the midst of challenges in the educational system delivery as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, educators at all academic levels were called to exhibit characteristics of teacher leaders. As teachers strove to balance instruction in face-to-face, hybrid and virtual settings, professionalism and flexibility were imperative. In reflecting upon the continuum of teacher leadership, it became apparent to me that all teachers must become classroom and school leaders in order to effectively deliver instruction.

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5 Ways to Make Online Learning Less Distant

As many students across the country return to the classroom for in-person and hybrid learning, others face a choice. Will they continue in an online learning model for this school year and perhaps even longer?

Our students today are learning in an environment that is quite different than just a year ago. And, it’s likely to impact how they will learn in the future.

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Grants: A Good Option to Augment Tech Resources

At a time when STEM enthusiasm is skyrocketing, school budgets are, unfortunately, tightening. As a result, some educators and librarians have had to keep new STEM programs and resources on their wish lists for longer than they’d like.

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K-12 Education in 2031 Dramatic Changes Coming

As we restart education after being dramatically impacted by COVID-19, we should step back a minute and ask what we have learned and what will the future of education hold. Clearly, learning has suffered in large, online environments where full classrooms of students trying to learn together virtually. 

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A Radical Shift RESOURCEFULNESS DURING UNCERTAIN TIMES

In March of 2020, as the novel coronavirus spread across the region, schools began closing. Halls once bustling with children were soon empty. Educators shifted radically to adapt to teach in this new educational format while students developed new skills in order to learn. Families were suddenly responsible for facilitating and supporting their children’s education in a new and increased way. In this way, Melmark Carolinas (MCS) and the individuals served were no different than any other school or student. However, given the population of individuals MCS serves, the school’s response had to be unique to ensure students’ skills maintenance and growth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How do High Level Questions INCREASE Rigor if No One Can Answer Them?

I though it might be interesting to do an article about questioning using a series of questions to help teachers to raise the intellectual rigor in their classrooms.

When you think of the 100’s of questions that teachers ask each day, do you ever wonder how many are recall level, are answered by the same students, require memorized short answers, and are answered by “I don’t know”?
Contrary to what students think – in science we ask questions for two reasons: 1) to have students explain what they know and to evaluate the depth of their knowledge about the science concepts we are teaching and 2) to assess what student understand, listening for misconceptions or preconceptions in their responses.

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Refreshing New Educational Group Offerings at World of Coca-Cola

A trip to Atlanta just wouldn’t be complete without visiting World of Coca-Cola. Where else can you stroll through over 135 years of history, join an exploration in a 3-D movie, get closer than ever before to the secret formula for Coca-Cola, discover the connection between your sense of smell and your sense of taste, take a photo with the 7-foot-tall Coca-Cola Polar Bear and close out your visit with some tasty beverages from around the world? 

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The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

With miles of pristine white-sand beaches and Spanish-moss draped live oaks, world-class golf, a thriving culinary scene, and that famous southern hospitality, it’s no wonder Hilton Head Island has been named “the #1 Island in the Continental U.S.” by Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler for the past four years. Access to the island can be a day trip by car through the beautiful landscape of the southeast, or for those wanting to expedite their arrival guest may fly directly into the island’s own airport, just a five-minute drive from the resort, with a variety of convenient routes through Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Dallas, NYC, and more. For even more options, the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is located just 50 minutes from the resort.

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