Mary Schreck details how creative best practices have been used to elevate student achievement—boosting proficiency rates to nearly ten times in a single school year.
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) April 18, 2012
Professional development company, School Improvement Network, last week released an interview with author and education consultant Mary Kim Schreck, in which she outlines the best practices that inevitably produce student achievement. The interview is available on School Improvement Network’s online professional development platform, PD 360.
Throughout the interview, Schreck discusses the research that she has conducted, and what it has reveled about how to engage those students who are difficult to reach. As she does this, she details how creative best practices have been used to elevate student achievement—boosting proficiency rates to nearly ten times in a single school year.
“Creativity is one of the keys to increase student achievement by getting students to do what you want them to do anyway, but it’s so much more fun, and it’s so much more alive,” explains Schreck. “Too many teachers think that creativity is all about the gal down the street who has the really creative bulletin boards, or the artsy-fartsy teacher, but it’s not. There is a whole side of your brain that needs to be exercised so that you’re dealing with a full brain and not just one piece.”
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About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network provides comprehensive, research-based, online professional development anytime, anywhere to increase best practices and student achievement. As the home of The Video Journal of Education, online professional development platform PD 360, Observation 360, the Learning 360 Framework, Equity 360, and Common Core 360, School Improvement Network resources focus on the most relevant topics, feature the top experts, and show educators how to put theory into practice. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action and the student achievement that follows. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com.
About PD 360
PD 360 is an educational tool that has grown to become the world's largest on-demand professional development platform, increasing student achievement through best practices. PD 360 answers the professional development issues for each teacher in any district—poor or affluent, rural or urban. Online professional development with PD 360 gives educators the most online tools in the industry including 1,800+ PD videos, 120 experts, 117 topics, with new content added every month and an 822,000-member online professional learning community (PLC). Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com/pd360
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