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Ep. 4 Student Behavior
This episode is all about student behavior. We talk with Holly Billings, a behavior support specialist, which is a new position in our district. We also talk with a classroom teacher regarding student behavior and how we as educators can address problems in our classrooms and schools.
Ep. 3 Rural Schools & College Opportunities
Rural schools across the state of Arkansas often struggle with population declines and recent data shows that less than 50%* of Arkansas high school students go on to attend college. El Dorado Schools were given a unique opportunity through the El Dorado Promise Scholarship, the namesake of our podcast, to transform our schools. In this episode, we’ll talk to El Dorado Promise Director, Sylvia Thompson, along with a recipient of the Promise who came back to our district to teach, and a...
Ep. 2 Standards Based Report Cards Part 2
In this episode we continue our look into Standards Based Report Cards. We start by hearing from several classroom teachers about what this practice actually looks like in their classrooms. Lastly, we'll hear from Jeannie Strother, the El Dorado School District literacy chair. She will wrap up this series for us!
Ep. 1 Standards Based Report Cards
In this episode Mr. Tom Simmons, math chair for the El Dorado School District, gives a basic breakdown of what Standards Based Report Cards are and why our district chose to move in this direction. We will hear from two instructional facilitators who give us more insight into how the actual standards are chosen, recorded, and shared with parents. Lastly, two other Arkansas school districts that have implemented Standards Based Report Cards into their schools share about their experience.