SuperEval Blog

How the COVID-19 Pandemic has Changed Education in America

July 19th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been to the American education system what the Internet was to traditional journalism, or Netflix was to home entertainment viewing. It caused an unexpected but irreversible paradigm shift, ushering in as many benefits and improvements as it caused sleepless nights to leaders, parents, and students. As our nation cautiously reopens, we […]

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Are Your Teachers Receiving Adequate Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Training?

February 3rd, 2021

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is a process in which children acquire and apply the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to understand and manage their emotions, feel empathy, maintain and nurture positive relationships, be goal-oriented, and make responsible decisions. It is a vital component of every young person’s development. SEL skills are critical not only during youth […]

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How School Leaders Can Prevent Teacher Burnout During Stressful Times

December 5th, 2020

When schools closed last spring during COVID-19 and students and teachers were both thrown into a world of virtual learning, the outpouring of support and appreciation for teachers was overwhelming. Parents shared their sentiments on social media, asking teachers what their tricks are to keep students focused and learning. “How do you do it?” parents […]

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School Leaders and the Importance of Self-Care

October 12th, 2020

In case of low oxygen pressure in the cabin, please secure your mask first before assisting others. We’ve all heard the above announcement by flight attendants every time we travel by plane. While we may inadvertently tune out this instruction — the underlying lesson is invaluable: You must take care of yourself first in order […]

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Supporting the Mental Health of Your School’s Employees

September 9th, 2020

Trigger Warning: Mental Health, Suicide, Depression. COVID-19 has proven to be not only a dangerous respiratory infection, but it is also a strain on our healthcare system, economy, a challenge for school leaders, parents, students, and a political hot topic. What we often don’t think of is that the global pandemic has also been a […]

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What Does School Administration Look Like in a Pandemic World?

August 21st, 2020

Today we have a very special guest blog by Susan Corrie, a former elementary building principal for the Clarence Central School District in Western New York. Susan has worked in education for over 35 years and works with PLS 3rd Learning, SuperEval’s parent company. We hope you enjoy her insight about the challenges that school […]

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What School Leaders Can Learn from COVID-19 and Why We Are Now Better Prepared for the Future

August 20th, 2020

There is light in darkness. You just have to find it. – Bell Hooks It is impossible not to acknowledge the significant challenges wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past several months. Still, Bell Hooks’ comment on finding the light in the darkness reminds us to persevere, reflect, learn, and grow. For educators and […]

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Free Webinar: How to Evaluate Educational Administrators While Working in Online Environments

July 29th, 2020

First-hand observations of professional practices are a long-standing tenant in conducting performance evaluations. This is especially true in the field of education. This foundational concept is challenged when school administrators work in online environments. This situation occurred this past school year and there is reason to believe it may occur again. Join Dr. Michael Horning […]

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The COVID Slump

July 21st, 2020

How can school leaders help facilitate a seamless transition back to learning this fall while making up for lost time? Studies show that over the summer months, when children are not in school, “those from under-resourced communities tend to lose roughly 30 percent of the gains they made in math during the school year and […]

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A Look at COVID-19 School Closures and Student Access to Food

June 16th, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to close their doors, not only did the necessary safety effort separate teachers from students, but it created a void for millions of students who rely on school-assisted meals. Every day, The National School Lunch Program serves over 30 million children, the School Breakfast Program feeds over 14.7 million […]

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