By Natashia Hill
07/25/2018 on Education Week Teacher
…But teachers need not be martyrs to transform the lives of their students. Valuing ourselves doesn’t mean we love kids any less. As professionals, it’s time for us to shift unrealistic perceptions and demand more respect and compensation for the life-changing work that we do…Read full article here.
….Plagiarism detection services such asTurnitin, which allows educators to compare students’ written work with a massive database of content published online, proved to be an effective deterrent—and this has forced a change of business model…Read full article here.
…By mining data from Turnitin Originality Check, the Unizin Data Platform will be able to generate insights into how student writing progress and performance are linked to graduation rates….Read full article here.
…As the initiative caught on with students, staff noticed the change in their demeanor. The number of students late for every period has plummeted from 200 to about 15, the number of students who are tardy to school has plummeted from 619 (at the beginning of the school year) to 56, and the number of fights involving three or more students has decreased from 16 in 2015 to just three in 2016, […]
…We now use an electronic system from x2VOL to track all of this data, which was a giant leap forward. And as of 2018, our students can order an Official Service Transcript to tie their service together in one neat, verifiable package….Read full article here.
…The school is even giving out extra Hero points for good grades with each A earning students 100 points. According to Kamiko, “by offering points for exemplary grades, we not only motivate students to pass all of their classes, but we motivate them to excel.”…Read full article here.