Ariana graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt with a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing. She racked up several writing awards and was preparing to start her Master's in Secondary Education in English when her health unraveled overnight.
What makes a teacher effective? How is effectiveness measured? How can we increase it? In an age of teacher strikes and education policy in the national news, these questions take on increasing importance and weight.
Personalized learning is more than a concept; it’s an entire movement. 97% of school districts have invested resources into personalized learning. In spite of its popularity, there is no single definition of personalized learning. Learn what you need to know here.
“Every time you make a rubric, you articulate your educational philosophy; you are indicating where students are, where they can go, and how they will get there.” Learn what your rubrics might be doing for you and your learners.
What’s better than one amazing Graider of the month? Two, of course! We are pleased to announce our May Graiders of the Month, Rachel Zgabay and Shelby Islet. Both rising sophomores at Tarleton State, Rachel and Shelby are best friends and aspiring high school teachers. Read on to learn more about these two charming, talented young ladies.
“Often when I read younger students’ writing, they don't yet have a full idea of what they can or cannot write about, so their writing is very innovative and creative. I feel I can take a lot from what they are saying.”
Carol Jago, a distinguished English teacher, author, and past president of the National Council of Teachers of English, directly addresses a challenge faced by many teachers today …there is so much important work to do and so little time. Read on for her best survival tips from 32 years in the classroom.