Circle, Underline, Bubble, REPEAT!

A Reflection by our Executive Director Nakia McCall “How do they expect me to get increased proficiency and mastery if I do not teach these test taking skills?  You know  – “Circle, Underline, Bubble, REPEAT”. That is the question many educators are secretly asking themselves at this point in the academic year. This is also the…

Instructional Strategies: Evidence of Student Learning

We have compiled a list of 20 instructional strategies that can be used year-round to support your knowledge of student thinking and learning.  Instructional strategies can: motivate students and help them focus attention, organize information for understanding and remembering, monitor and assess learning. Click the image below for the complete list! Download  20 Instructional Strategies   

Top 3 Things New Teachers Say They Need

Researchers continue to say that schools pump a lot of time and energy into beginning teachers through mentoring, training, and supporting them. Others indicate that such strenuous efforts on the part of school districts are monumental wastes of both time and money–as the most current data show 17% to 46% of beginning teachers abandon the profession…

Who Am I? Why Am I Here?

Who Am I? I am me… me is she… she is me, because I am an English teacher, and I want to show my creative side (thanks Dr. Maye :D), and not to mention, not too long ago my students created a bio-poem person, I wanted to share an introduction of myself, using the bio-poem…

The Skinny: Cooperative Learning

THE SKINNY ON COOPERATIVE LEARNING (#NTN) Here’s the skinny on cooperative grouping that we shared in our New Teacher Network (NTN)! The first consideration is that this practice should not to be confused with flexible grouping.  Note the five significant differences: COOPERATIVE FLEXIBLE Heterogeneous                Homogeneous  Shared Task Skill Attainment  Student-Led Teacher-Led …

The New New Teacher Network

eduConsulting Firm has the charge of working with ILTs (Initially Licensed Teachers in years 1-3) at Bertie Middle School in Windsor, NC, during the 2014-2015 academic year. We are thrilled to count one of the goals of the initiative as increasing teacher retention. We believe that through the New Teacher Network (NTN) we can first…