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 from 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.
24 May 2017

Innovative Classroom Ideas

By | May 24th, 2017|K12|0 Comments

Creating new and interesting presentations in the classroom is a great way to help keep students engaged and invested in learning. Try some of these approaches in your own classroom and see what works best for you!* Mastery Learning Mastery learning is making sure that your students fully grasp a concept before moving forward with [...]

17 May 2017

Punny End of the Year Gifts for Students

By | May 17th, 2017|K12|0 Comments

The end of the school year is just around the corner. Show your students how much you appreciated them by handing out one of these great gift ideas! "Hope you have a sweet summer!"                 "You blew me away this year!"               [...]

10 May 2017

Fun Science Experiments for Students

By | May 10th, 2017|K12|0 Comments

Check out these fun and simple science experiments that your students are sure to love. To see these in action, be sure to check out our Facebook page for updated videos! Colored Rock Candy https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/homemade-rock-candy/ Materials: granulated sugar, small jar, hot water, food coloring, pencil, string, small bead or something to act as a weight [...]

3 May 2017

10 Tips for Student Engagement

By | May 3rd, 2017|Classroom Management, K12, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Keeping your students engaged in the classroom can be a difficult task for any teacher. Check out this great list on some ways you can help make this more effective*! Set the Stage - Atmosphere is critical in helping your students stay engaged. This can range from having colorful bulletin boards and a theme for [...]

26 Apr 2017

Resource Challenged: The Classroom’s Bare Supply Closet – part II

By | April 26th, 2017|K12|0 Comments

We’ve established in our earlier blog post that there is a huge trend of students attending school without having the proper school supplies, and that teachers are paying significant amounts of money from their own pockets to try and combat these odds. This issue not only hurts the teachers, but the students as well.  Apperson conducted an [...]

19 Apr 2017

Using Data to Make Decisions

By | April 19th, 2017|K12|0 Comments

There are four main reasons for teachers to use student assessment data when making decisions. These are: Curriculum revision Informing instructional decisions in the classroom Monitoring student progress toward meeting standards Empowering students with the results of their learning Changes to a curriculum will result in large-scales changes. This means that the action will have [...]

12 Apr 2017

Earth Day Movies for Your Students

By | April 12th, 2017|K12|0 Comments

Earth Day is about celebrating our planet and supporting environmental protection. It is our responsibility to take care of our home. April 22 is quickly approaching, and it’s important to get your students engaged in the conversation and care about the cause. Movies are always a favorite, as they can be incredibly informational and fun! [...]

22 Mar 2017

Ways to Incorporate Spring Into Your Classroom

By | March 22nd, 2017|K12|0 Comments

March 20th marks the first day of spring. Here are a few fun activities on how to incorporate spring into your classroom! Tissue Paper Flowers – by Buggy & Buddy These are an easy and inexpensive classroom activity! What you’ll need: glue, colored tissue paper, construction paper, scissors Crumple tissue paper into a ball Glue about [...]

15 Mar 2017

Understanding Assessments

By | March 15th, 2017|K12|0 Comments

Our earlier blog post about creating good test questions briefly mentioned the three main types of assessment categories. Looking for more detailed information about what these are and why they matter? You’ve come to the right place! There are three main types of assessments: 1. Summative 2. Formative 3. Benchmark Summative assessments are given at [...]

8 Mar 2017

How to Write Good Test Questions

By | March 8th, 2017|K12, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Evaluating student performance through tests and assessments plays a large role in measuring student success. The information that educators gain from these help format methods of instruction and advance student learning. Tests and assessments typically fall into three categories: summative, benchmark, and formative. Once you identify and understand the testing category, you can then begin to write your [...]