Teachers are superheroes, but even superheroes need help.
One of the best ways to democratize education is to put cutting-edge software and tools in the hands of all educators out there — in the classroom and not —and provide them with professional development to grow their abilities as an educator, tutor, learning specialist, and/or SAT prep course instructor.
There are plenty of games and learning plans, like Reflex math or ABC Mouse, to help students learn. But there is not a centralized way to develop this extra curriculum for each child. It’s a nice to have, not a need to have.
Educators crave credible resources and professional development shortcuts to be as efficient as possible so they can focus most on what matters: helping students. They need up-to-the-minute news on policy changes that affect the classroom, in order to understand needs outside of the classroom. They need access to new teaching techniques and research across a variety of subjects, as well as social emotional learning (SEL).
For tutors who are building their businesses, they need advice and best practices for independent education to set themselves up for entrepreneurial success. What are average tutoring rates across the US? How do they market and advertise? What are the best tools and technology for both teaching and running a business? When tutors have access to this information, they can focus on their primary job: helping students.
The future of education will be brighter when students from all backgrounds receive the attention and personalized learning that they need because there will be systems in place enabling educators to focus on student outcomes, as opposed to spending vital time on admin work and understanding policy changes.
About the Author:
Megan O'Connor is the CEO of Clark, a revolutionary mobile tool for tutors and administrative software solution for tutoring centers. Clark recently launched The Syllabus——a daily news digest with everything a learning specialist needs to know. For more information visit https://www.hiclark.com/blog.