Schools and districts across the country struggle to keep students engaged, especially when life circumstances force young people to put school on the sideline. More often than not, these districts simply lose students who are unable to come to school during normal hours, or who need special intervention. Luckily, alternative schools have popped up around the country to help reengage struggling students, and help them graduate with a high school diploma. By offering flexible hours, extra supports, and engaging content, students are reenrolling and getting an education that sets them up for success in the future.
Over the past two decades, Edgenuity has established a vision that purposefully puts students first. But we couldn’t make that vision a reality without you.
Teachers in the US work with millions of students every year. They spend their time both inside and outside the classroom doing everything they can to set their students up for success from preschool through graduation, and beyond. And they do so much more than teach (which already takes a lot of time and effort!). Teachers also motivate students, guide them through classroom and at-home conflicts, recognize and reward success, and serve as positive role models, among many other things.
As you’ll learn below in our statistics on teaching infographic, almost all Americans believe that a good teacher can change the course of a student’s life. (We talked to some of those teachers this week!). And we’re sure that when you hear the words, “favorite teacher,” at least one or two names come to mind.
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
As teachers around the country are counting down the days to summer breaks (and hopefully vacations!), many people are taking the time this month to show and tell teachers how much they are appreciated. This particular week in May helps us all remember the hard work and sacrifices teachers make every single day to ensure their many students are learning, growing, and equipped to be successful in the future.
Each month, hundreds of new books for educators are released, so finding the best ones can be difficult. To better help you, your students, and your coworkers, we’ve put together a list of May’s top books on education. Covering topics such as strengthening student engagement with inclusive teaching strategies, challenging girls to take on proactive roles in STEM education, and practicing positive mindsets for both students and educators, these books are full of great information to help you better serve your students and do your job. Check out what we picked for you this month!