7 Reasons Parents Need to Be Involved in Their Children’s Education

What is the easiest way to predict a student’s academic achievement in school? No, it is not a socioeconomic status or how prestigious the school is where the child attends. It is the extent to which families encourage learning at home, and are they engaged in their child’s education. Parents can help their children learn … Continue reading 7 Reasons Parents Need to Be Involved in Their Children’s Education

7 Ways to Foster Parent Engagement

As educators, we all know how crucial parental engagement is to a student’s success in school. We wish that we could engage all parents with the snap of our fingers. For some parents, teachers don’t even have to do that much. And yet, other parents take far more cajoling. Try some of the hints listed … Continue reading 7 Ways to Foster Parent Engagement

Social Media Guidelines

Social media and networking sites such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook are great ways to connect and share educational resources to enhance the classroom experience. We at Professional Educators of Tennessee, encourage teachers, students, staff, and other school community to use these platforms. We know these tools to be valuable both in and out of … Continue reading Social Media Guidelines

Ineffective Teachers in Consecutive Years

In 2018, Senate Education Chair Dolores Gresham requested that the Comptroller’s Office of Research and Education Accountability (OREA) complete a study about student placement and teacher effectiveness. The research focused on how many students in Tennessee were instructed for two consecutive years by ineffective teachers (i.e., teachers with low evaluation scores); and, what was the … Continue reading Ineffective Teachers in Consecutive Years