During a recent morning assembly video to his students, Achieve Charter School principal Steven Wright displayed a photo of a bouncy ball in motion. “This represents us bouncing back when something happens in life,” Wright told his audience of fourth- through eighth-graders. “At some point, bad things are going to happen. But being resilient means […]
Teacher Appreciation Week: A Look Back at How Teachers Engaged Students Throughout Unpredictable Year
The positive impact teachers have had on their students in the 2020-21 school year has been immeasurable. As we kick off Teacher Appreciation Week, let’s take a look back at the many ways educators have kept students engaged, regardless of the learning environment.
“When we first started this process and I was looking at our classrooms, they just weren’t robust, they were not rigorous, we weren’t getting kids engaged in their passions or committed to their own learning. So we knew that committing to this experience was going to take a total mind shift,” said Dr. Houston Barber, […]
This is one of a four-part series on the research that supports and drives the Summit Learning program. The series focuses on Data-Driven Differentiation, Feedback, Student Motivation, and Mentoring.