Courtney Broedell, Author at Apperson

Courtney Broedell

About Courtney Broedell

Courtney joined Apperson in October 2016 as a Marketing Project Coordinator. She is an honors graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Courtney has a degree in English, a minor in journalism, and a certification in professional writing. In her free time, Courtney enjoys reading, binge-watching Netflix, and attempting to lift weights at the gym.
17 Jan 2018

Advice for New Teachers

By | January 17th, 2018|K12, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Walking into your new classroom can be intimidating, especially if it's your first time teaching. Here are some tips (directly from teachers) to keep in mind as you get adjusted in your classroom. Breathe. Don't try to be "cool" but don't be afraid to show your personality. Breathe some more. Be prepared to wing it. [...]

10 Jan 2018

Teaching New Concepts Without a Lecture

By | January 10th, 2018|K12, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Coming up with new and interesting ways to present subject matter can sometimes be a challenge. Instead of defaulting to lecture mode, consider some of these other methods! Flip your classroom. Have them do an edpuzzle if you have access to laptops. Pair and group work activities. Whole class activities can be a bit slow [...]

3 Jan 2018

Bouncing Back After the Holidays

By | January 3rd, 2018|K12, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

It’s easy to get burnt out right before a holiday break. Now that we’re back from a long weekend, it can be difficult for you and your students to get back into the swing of things. Here are some tips on how to keep your momentum up and running. Give students some time to talk [...]

20 Dec 2017

Making the Most of Your Break

By | December 20th, 2017|K12, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Christmas break is right around the corner, and it’s a great time to relax and recharge for the upcoming semester. Here are some tips on how to make the most of this time and to get geared up for an awesome 2018! Create – Enjoy some arts and crafts, try out a new recipe, or [...]

13 Dec 2017

Teacher Tips for Relaxation

By | December 13th, 2017|Teacher Tips|0 Comments

We asked our teachers about their favorite ways to relax. We see a bit of a trend with the bubble baths and wine! Check out this list and see what appeals to you. “Steaming hot baths with an aromatherapy shower bomb!” “I get together with my colleagues for dinner a few times a year. It [...]

6 Dec 2017

Student Led Lesson Plans

By | December 6th, 2017|K12, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Successfully structuring a way for students to teach their peers can prove to be challenging. We directly asked teachers what they do to implement this process and for tips they could share. When it comes to math, pick a problem that has multiple ways of being solved. Have students explain or show their way of [...]

29 Nov 2017

Class Rewards That Don’t Involve Money

By | November 29th, 2017|K12|0 Comments

Finding ways to reward your students without breaking the bank can sometimes be a challenge. Check out this list of awesome class reward ideas that will not cost you any money! 1. Win a day where you don’t have to wear shoes in the classroom 2. Get to use the teacher’s chair for a day [...]

22 Nov 2017

Using Data to Improve Student Retention

By | November 22nd, 2017|Higher Education|0 Comments

The “data-clock” has already started ticking. Through this series we have discussed that institutions must be: Standardizing their data infrastructure – Data Warehouse Organizing personnel to work cross-functionally – Train staff to leverage their own data Establishing strong effective data governance - Hold staff accountable for the data Sharing data broadly – Broad access and [...]

15 Nov 2017

Institutional Research Requires a Systematic Approach to Data

By | November 15th, 2017|Higher Education|0 Comments

There is an enormous amount of data and information that is on our institution and that is starting to now funnel through the IR office, and it can be incredibly difficult to stay ahead of that. Dr. W. Allen Richman, Senior Director for Research for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, walks us through [...]

1 Nov 2017

Using Technology for Just-in-Time Data

By | November 1st, 2017|Higher Education|0 Comments

Dr. W. Allen Richman, Senior Director for Research for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, focuses on data offices and how they can operate to meet institutional needs. To view the entire webinar, click here! Where to Begin Embrace the chaos of Action Research (think of Blockbuster) Build a data warehouse Establish data governance [...]