With ESSER funds to spend, district leaders have the opportunity right now to invest in long-term, sustainable solutions for schools, staff, and students. To help you determine where exactly to start, e2L CEO Shannon Buerk poses three guiding questions for you to consider and explore.
Whether you are aware of it or not, teacher attrition is an issue worth examining. You may be thinking, I only have to hire a few new teachers each year, so I don’t really have an attrition problem. Or, maybe…
Addressing teacher burnout is critical for public education today. This month, 16 innovative district leaders from across the country put their heads together to collaborate on teacher support and retention strategies. Here are some key takeaways.
Personalized coaching provides you with the tools you need to support your teaching staff, administrators, district, AND students. Here’s why that matters.
Across the Providence Public School District, English language learners (ELLs) make up 31% of the student population. In collaboration with e2L, district leaders created and implemented a comprehensive teacher coaching plan to ensure equity for ELLs.
This month on the Getting Smart Podcast, e2L Founder & CEO Shannon Buerk and podcast host Shawnee Caruthers discuss building equitable support for public school teachers and students; leading with humility, intention, and empathy; and more! Tune in now.
In the summer of 2020, Houston ISD assembled its team of Teacher Development Specialists (TDS)–the district’s resident literacy experts–to create English Language Arts & Reading (ELAR) curriculum for Grades K-3. The end result of this work was a full year’s…
In the face of teacher burnout, providing “more tools in the toolbox” can be overwhelming, creating more harm than good. Designing a set of consistent, predictable instructional practices or competencies, on the other hand, is crucial in effectively supporting teachers and accelerating student learning.
When the pandemic disrupted in-person learning in the spring of 2020, Pampa ISD leadership knew the district needed a new, scalable instructional coaching model to better support their teachers and students. So, they turned to engage2learn. Pampa ISD Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction Abby Hancock tells their story.
When Abilene ISD chose to partner with engage2learn, they took two different but effective approaches to supporting teachers across three schools and knew they would have to continue the momentum into the current school year – even through a pandemic.
Teachers across the country are exhausted, and it’s no mystery why. Based on his extensive experience working with districts of all sizes, e2L Chief of Staff Chris Everett shares four ways that district leaders can help their teachers feel more supported, motivated, and engaged.
Some people are quick to address difficult problems with culturally driven and popular positive sayings, like, “It could be worse,” or “Look on the bright side!” While well-intended, these comments often have the reverse effect and actually decrease morale. It’s called toxic positivity, and it may be seeping into your school or district.
Pandemic-related disruptions in learning likely mean that the students coming to you next year might be at very different stages of mastery and engagement. But don’t worry! By lesson planning with differentiation, autonomy, and the learner at the center, you’ll be equipped to meet each student where they are and set them on a path toward mastery.
As educators, we are often quick to launch the next great initiative that promises to help us meet our goals and improve student outcomes, but rarely do we take time to analyze and defer the old programs that are no longer working. Strategic abandonment is the key to shedding unnecessary initiatives and making room for better ones.
Studies show that new teachers with little or no preparation are more than twice as likely to leave teaching than those who are fully prepared with high-quality mentors. Learn how partnering your new teachers with personalized coaches can transform their practice and student learning.
We’re all humans, and that means we have the potential to learn and grow. Growth takes shape in many forms, whether it’s as simple as remembering a traffic shortcut or as amazing as curing a deadly disease. Sometimes we’re able…
Sometimes teaching can feel like running a marathon on unknown terrain after pulling an all-nighter. To keep teachers from running on fumes, read on to learn about the kind of high-impact, actionable support that district and campus leaders can provide for their teachers right now.