When many teachers transitioned to online instruction, they got to know their students in a whole new way. Through video conferencing in lessons and communicating more with students via email and discussion boards, teachers have been able to see beyond the classroom and learn more about their students’ lives and thoughts.
Schools have been shifting curriculum to help students develop the skills they need in the future workforce. Rather than simply teaching concepts, teachers are trying to focus more on the real-world application of those concepts. However, there are some challenges in preparing students for the world of work.
Technology has become increasingly common in the classroom, to the point where some teachers and students cannot imagine education without it. However, the question of whether the pros of digital device use outweigh the cons has risen to the surface.
North Dakota does not fund preschool, but the state’s superintendent of public instruction is working with her team to kickstart a kindergarten readiness program called Waterford UPSTART, which provides computers and broadband connection to rural families at no cost to them.
Research has shown students are feeling more overwhelmed than ever due to increasing demands of society on them. However, the solution may lie in time management skills, according to time-management researcher Brad Aeon.