For the past seven years, the Educator Confidence Report (ECR) has given educators a forum to share their views on the state of education, the teaching profession, and the prevailing needs of students. Publisher and edtech company HMH asked teachers about issues that impact them daily, with a focus on technology and what they need right now. The report reveals about educator retention and well-being and the role technology is playing for teachers and students. Among the findings: confidence in the education profession dropped for the second year in a row, with more than 3 in 4 educators feeling somewhat to very negative about the state of the teaching profession in the U.S. today. Teachers report the state of education hinges on 3 key tenets: Connection, Community and Customization. Regarding connection, according to the report, the new era of the classroom is a digital-first environment that makes strong connections between the teacher and student, classroom and home (see graphic above). The report says the future of the classroom is personalized for students and teachers, with automated technology making it seamless to meet the needs of all learners. Amongst educators, targeted instructional materials or resources — and supplemental resources — are top tools to aid sustained learning recovery. Learn more.
By: Victor Rivero