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 Oct 2018

Learning How to Prioritize Tasks

It’s no secret that teachers have a lot on their plate. Learning how to prioritize all the tasks expected can be a challenge. Here are some quick tips on how to make balancing those tasks (and your sanity) a little easier. Learn to say no. Really! You are not obligated to accept every request that [...]

3 Oct 2018

Fire Safety and Prevention

Fire safety and fire prevention is important information for students to know and understand. Preparing students for what to do in case of an emergency can be life-saving, and it is imperative that students retain this information. October 8 – 14 is Fire Prevention Week, so take this time to go over what students need [...]

19 Sep 2018

Asking Students for Feedback

Asking students for their feedback can be a helpful way for teachers to make informed decisions when adjusting their curriculum and classroom instruction.  There are a variety of approaches you can take to accumulate this feedback. Read on to see some suggestions on what teachers are doing! 1 - Have students fill out an anonymous [...]

5 Sep 2018

Engaging Students with Assessment Analytics

Every exam and quiz given provides data that can be used to inform students of their academic standing. Using frequent formative assessments helps engage students with their learning, which can also lead to increased retention rates. Many institutions are gathering data only once a semester through summative assessments. This practice is not helpful for the [...]

23 Aug 2018

Importance of Pre-Tests

It’s the start of a new school year, and you have a whole new classroom of students to teach. Before you jump into your curriculum, take a moment to consider the benefits of administering a pre-test to your class. Having the ability to quickly see what a student knows at the beginning of the year [...]

8 Aug 2018

5 Benefits of School Spirit Wear

School spirit apparel is a great thing to offer for a multitude of reasons. Check out our list below and see why you need to get involved! Increase School Spirit Show your pride in your school and your community. You can even have specified spirit wear days or spirit week to increase engagement. This is [...]

25 Jul 2018

Big data – you’ve got it, now what?

The adoption of big data in higher education has been relatively slow due, in part, to privacy concerns.  The sheer volume of information can also be overwhelming. Institutions may not know how to best harness and make sense of such large amounts of data. But the big data trend is just beginning. A 2016 Forbes [...]

11 Jul 2018

Apperson Launches DataLink ACT/SAT to Help Students Prepare for High-Stakes Tests

Apperson recently launched a new software solution to help schools and test-prep centers better prepare students for the ACT and SAT tests. DataLink ACT/SAT allows educators and test-prep instructors to quickly scan in and grade the practice test answer sheets, and analyze the results so they can help students prepare for these high-stakes tests. The software works [...]