At Teachstone, our driving vision is to ensure every child experiences life-changing teaching. This mission is why we’re making a commitment to restabilize and improve education for every child, and every educator. And, we know that bringing this commitment to life requires providing education leaders with the support they need to not only face the current challenges, but that will propel towards the future of quality and equity.
The last 14 months have been different than most of us could have ever imagined, and even more difficult. The COVID-19 pandemic alongside racial inequities and injustice have brought unimaginable loss, pain, and have further exacerbated the challenges educators have long faced.
Leaders, educators, and families are working together to find ways to overcome:
We know these challenges can be overwhelming. And, it’s why we’re sharing in our newest eBook we’re exploring these concerns, sharing leaders’ perspectives, and strategies to build on the opportunities ahead.
Within these challenges, however, lie opportunities. Opportunities to reimagine our future, to create equitable classroom experiences, and to ensure that every child gets to experience life-changing teaching.
As you explore the eBook, we encourage you to continue to reflect on these challenges, the opportunities that lie ahead and join us in crafting the future of education, for every child and every educator.
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Teachstone, developer of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) included in 23 states' Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) and used by Head Start programs nationwide, today announced it has added four early childhood education experts to its senior leadership team.
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Though exacerbated by the pandemic, turnover in early childhood education is not a new phenomenon. In 2012, the Institute of Medicine & National Research Council reported early childhood settings turnover rates averaging between 25-30 percent. Some pre-pandemic studies indicate it could be even higher, at a startling 26-50% turnover rate. The pandemic has compounded the already present challenge and has made the headlines as our country grapples with the realization that a healthy child care system is critical to our economic recovery.
Social emotional learning (SEL) is a critical component of school readiness and later academic and social success. Did you know that high-quality interactions play an essential role in supporting children’s SEL learning? Our new brief breaks down the research behind the connections between teacher-child interactions and important social emotional skills.