Among more than 30 startups vying for the top spot at the Future of Education Technology Conference’s Pitchfest competition were those focused on coding, reading comprehension, writing and social-emotional learning. This year, judges of the competition saw something new. Many of the entries expressed a dual commitment to a social mission and profitability.
Grading, calling parents, meeting with students after class, filling out paperwork, prepping lesson plans, new district initiatives and mandatory professional development can make teachers feel like there’s never enough time. It’s important to make instructional minutes count. How can schools be more creative with their time allotments?