The major reason someone says they teach is the ability to make a real difference in the lives of children.
We live in a litigious society. As an educator or school employee, you should be keenly aware that professional liability insurance is critical because district coverage may not protect you individually. It is dangerous and potentially career-threatening if you enter a public-school classroom without liability or legal protection. Professional Educators of Tennessee handles legal issues … Continue reading We Offer Excellent Legal Protection for Educators in Tennessee
Most standardized tests employ multiple-choice questions. Here’s a list of test-taking strategies that students should use to answer multiple-choice questions: Read the entire question first. Students read the entire question first to make sure they understand what it’s asking. For questions about a reading passage, students read the questions first to guide their reading. Look … Continue reading Test Taking Strategies
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
Christy Ballard is the long time General Counsel of Tennessee Department of Education. Nobody in the state knows Education Law or Ethics in Tennessee better than Christy Ballard. And she shares her vast knowledge.