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

We Offer Excellent Legal Protection for Educators in Tennessee

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

Test Taking Strategies

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

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