Summer school can be a daunting time for educators. Many struggle to create a concise curriculum that effectively teaches material while meeting the shortened timeline of summer school. Some find it challenging to override the distraction of summer fun for students—especially students who struggled to concentrate during the school year. One of the main challenges that educators face is adjusting their approaches on teaching to meet the needs of summer school students whose performance during the year necessitated summer school in the first place.

Since these students didn’t learn up to standards during the school year, why approach summer school lesson...

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  • About the Author:

    Prior to joining RoboKind, Gregory Firn served as superintendent in residence for DreamBox Learning following retiring from more than 33 years in public education. He served in several educational leadership roles in Texas, North Carolina, Connecticut, Washington state, Nevada, and overseas. Grounded in the school effects research, Firn has been a pioneer in digital conversion where he twice led system-wide digital-transformation initiatives including the design and implementation of