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.
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 [...]

1 Mar 2017

Prepping for the SAT and ACT

By | March 1st, 2017|K12|0 Comments

The SAT and ACT are two of the biggest exams a student will take. The importance of these exams can create a lot of stress for students, knowing the weight that these will play in their future. Currently, 25 states require students to take either the SAT or ACT, and 12 states use them for [...]

22 Feb 2017

Resource Challenged: The Classroom’s Bare Supply Closet – Part I

By | February 22nd, 2017|K12, Teach Talk|0 Comments

Back-to-school supply shopping is never a fun experience for parents. But it’s essential to send children to school prepared and set up for success. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Studies show that many students are coming to school unprepared and that teachers are paying out of their own pockets to help bridge the gap. [...]

15 Feb 2017

Measuring Student Success

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

Measuring student success is a vital course-of-action for educators. It is imperative that teachers can receive data for classroom test averages as well as individual scores in order to assess the needs of the students. Let’s talk about why. First off, this information allows teachers to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the entire classroom [...]

8 Feb 2017

4 Time-Saving Grading Strategies

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

It’s Sunday night and you can’t put off the looming pile of assignments you’ve got to grade before morning any longer. We’ve all been there. Grading papers and scoring tests isn’t the most exciting part of teaching, but the data and insight it provides is critical to the learning process. Here are four tips that [...]

1 Feb 2017

Finding a Balance with Work and Life

By | February 1st, 2017|K12, Teach Talk, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Teaching is a very demanding profession, requiring long hours spent reviewing coursework. Between creating lesson plans, grading tests, and reviewing papers, it seems that teachers never get a break. Not to mention the “normal” 40 hours a week they spend teaching in a classroom. It’s no secret that teachers are overworked and underappreciated. But do [...]