With Break Almost Over, Teachers Can Still Stem Summer Learning Loss in This Week’s AcceliBEAT
August 9, 2019
Happy Friday! With summer break coming to a close, our featured article this week highlights strategies teachers can still implement to stem summer learning loss and assess students once they do return to the classroom. In other news, a grocery store chain rolls our adaptive shopping carts designed for children with special needs; a New Orleans coffee shop run by students with disabilities thrives; a study finds teacher satisfaction rates to be severely low; and an innovative Principal encourages his teachers to tour their school’s neighborhood. All this and more in this week’s AcceliBEAT!
Not all students experience the same educational slide, but all likely benefit from educators reaching out with check-ins and suggestions.
This week, U.S. lawmakers will gather for the annual National Conference of State Legislators meeting to tackle a range of issues, including school funding, which they identified as their top priority earlier this year.
Thanks to one mom, a supermarket chain is the first to provide carts in all of its stores designed for children with special needs who are too big to sit in regular carts.
Things have gotten decidedly upscale at the little coffee shop located in George Washington Carver High School, starting with the name. tOAsty’s — motto: “We just want to warm you up!” — has been rebranded as rOAst.
Some U.S. teachers have just about had enough. No, really. A new report from Phi Delta Kappa International, a professional association for educators, finds that half of teachers have “seriously considered” leaving teaching in the last few years.
Naps may solve the problem of chronically sleep-deprived teenagers. A study in the journal Nature finds that naps may help students learn and retain information, according to coverage by Education Week.
The tour almost didn’t happen. It was my first year as an administrator at an independent charter school in Camden, New Jersey where I had previously taught social studies. For five years, I had been the only Black teacher in the high school building.
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