MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – As the fall semester continues, educators are continuing to learn about their classrooms and how to better elevate student success. On Monday, Octover 16th, at a conference at Northern Michigan’s University center, Marquette-Alger RESA was giving a deeper insight into student success.
Over 600 educators from around the state of Michigan were taking part in the fall education conference Monday morning. “Teachers are going to have an opportunity to work with the curriculum they gonna have the opportunity to work with teacher clarity to learn about the effective ways to teach and educate our students,” commented Director of MTSS, Jon Young.
The Multi-Tiered Learning System of Support is a relatively newer program aiming at helping the whole student academically and emotionally. The Director of MTSS, Jon Young noted that conferences like the Fall Education Conference are serving to promote those aspects of education.
“So the work that we’re doing in this conference is establishing that foundation so that we can really do great tier one which would be the first level that students experience that classroom experience of education,” continued Young. Teachers then split into groups for three workshop sessions discussing teacher leadership and how to adapt their educational approach to better suit the classroom.
“I feel like it’s really good to bounce ideas off of a lot of different people and different levels of their career, it’s interesting to hear what each person has to say about the best way to reach their students and what kind of students they have,” mentioned Superior Central School Educator Holly McDonnald.
Teachers say that although the discussion is important, sitting down with each student and individualizing their experience in school can be the best way to bring them success. “It depends on the kids in my class I have different levels of students in each of my classes so every class is a bit different but I feel like it’s all about reaching the kids where they are and then teaching them the content as we go,” continued McDonnald.
“I think right now in our culture it’s the most important job I think it starts with you it starts with the person. You have to personally grow in order to grow others,” commented Leadership Workshop Coach Rodney Palmer.