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Teacher Reflections on the 2022-23 School Year

Updated: Dec 13, 2023



With the conclusion of the most prolonged period of uninterrupted learning since 2020 wrapping up for teachers, the game-based learning platform Kahoot recently published survey results that deliver insights into how teachers feel about their jobs, challenges that lie ahead, and changes they’d like to see implemented to improve classroom learning environments.


More than 2000 teachers participated, with experience levels ranging from less than 5 years to veteran teachers logging more than 30 years in the profession.

K12 STAFFING CHALLENGES


The Kahoot survey results show that 52% of teacher respondents indicated their plans remain uncertain or that they’re considering making a career change. Nearly half (48%) responded uncertainly, indicating they’re ‘very unlikely’ or ‘somewhat unlikely’ to leave the profession.


The last three years have brought about significant changes in K12 on numerous levels. From an operational standpoint, staffing concerns will likely remain paramount in the minds of K12 Administration teams. Given that an October 2022 report by the National Center for Educational Statistics indicated that 45% of US school districts reported operating with full-time staffing challenges will more than likely remain at the forefront of K12 Administrative discussions for the foreseeable future.

STUDENT BEHAVIOR CHALLENGES


The survey also sought feedback on the challenges teachers face in managing student behavior in their classrooms, with 46% of teachers feeling that student engagement and lack of attention or focus during class time represented the biggest hurdle to improving student learning. These results mirror findings from a March 2022 Education Week Research Center survey where digital distractions ranked as the #1 challenge teachers face in improving the effectiveness and impact of K12 ed-tech initiatives.


Given that it can take up to 30 minutes for students to re-engage after being digitally distracted (Nang et al. 2020), digital learning environments present many new challenges to instructional teams as student engagement difficulties in our now device-rich classrooms may run deeper than simple daydreaming class. To effectively reverse this growing concern, it’s imperative that schools seek out instructional solutions and innovative technologies to help solve the problem of student engagement in digital classrooms.

FINDING A SOLUTION TO STUDENT ENGAGEMENT


There is only one solution that uses real-time AI across its products to defeat digital distractions and improve the effectiveness of digital learning – Deledao ActiveInsights™. To better understand how real-time AI helps students stay engaged and learn, Deledao embarked on a study of over 1,000 students from multiple school districts that participated in four-week pilots across the country.

CONCLUSION


All digitally distracted students developed self-regulation skills after four weeks of using Deledao and redirected their attention to assigned digital lessons. With Deledao assisting instructional teams to improve student engagement in the battle against digital distractions, school districts can look forward to seeing improved student outcomes that a dramatic reduction in digital distractions will realize.

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