What Convinces Teachers to Use Your Materials?

Classroom time is at a premium

Teachers look carefully at content when evaluating your materials. Here are some of the things they want to see.

1. Help teachers assess learning





"I wanted to let you know that I gave my class the pre-test on Friday, and we started going through the Electrical Safety World booklet yesterday. I will finish Friday or Monday, and then give the post-test to assess their learning. My students are LOVING the booklet. They are so engaged!!"

—Kathy Phillips, Third Grade Teacher, Bozarth Elementary School, NV

Today’s standards-driven culture in schools means teachers are required to measure improvements in students’ understanding.

Pre- and post-tests provide the metrics that teachers need.

For example: Culver Company used pre- and post-tests to measure the effectiveness of one utility’s educational program. Student test scores increased from 70% correct to 93% correct. Many of our books have a free test that you can give to your teachers—just ask.


2. Provide inquiry-based experiments

Teachers look for activities that will develop critical-thinking skills.

An inquiry-based approach asks kids to state their hypothesis, then test it, then make a conclusion.

For example: In this experiment from It’s a Wired World, kids are asked to write down their predictions of which things are conductors. After they test to see what happens, they’re asked how the results compared to their predictions.


3. Make it easy to teach your lessons accurately




The teacher’s guide is key to saving lives and conserving natural resources.

It turns teachers into deputies for your public education program. With a quality teacher’s guide, teachers will present your utility’s information accurately and successfully.

For example: The Science and Safety of Electricity teacher’s guide provides page-by-page objectives, ideas for activities, questions for class discussion (with answers), and experiments to reinforce key points and cement learning. Many of our books have a free teacher’s guide for you to give to your teachers—just ask.