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Read often. Mostly silently. Focus on knowledge.

Tyler Reed February 5th, 2014

"Read often. Mostly silently. Focus on knowledge."

Vocabulary as a pillar of Common Core math instruction

Tyler Reed January 2nd, 2014

You all must read this fantastic story by Pat Wingert on the challenges schools face in helping ELL students meet the demands of the Common Core standards.

It's not...

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Carmen Fariña selected as next NYC schools chancellor

Tyler Reed December 30th, 2013

NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced his choice for Chancellor of the 1.1 million-student New York City school system this morning: Carmen Fariña, a former teacher,...

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Five big education stories in 2013

Tyler Reed December 18th, 2013

From testing to teachers unions, from standards to sequestration, it’s been a newsworthy year in education. Here are five big stories we’ve been tracking all year long....

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Learning through deliberate practice

Tyler Reed December 9th, 2013

Nothing strikes fear in a golfer like a three-foot putt.

You'd think sinking a short putt like that wouldn't be too much trouble for most players. But that's just...

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Ed Week's stunning coverage of the state of Native American education

Tyler Reed December 6th, 2013

I'm just beginning to wade through this multimedia package of stories, videos and photos from Ed Week on the state of Native American education in the U.S. today. But I'm...

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Why kids need to read what they want

Tyler Reed December 4th, 2013

A new book by Jeffrey Wilhelm and Michael Smith (available for purchase now via download, and in print in January) makes a powerful case for the importance of letting...

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PISA scores show U.S. students in the middle of the pack worldwide

Tyler Reed December 3rd, 2013

The Huffington Post's Joy Resmovits has a nice writeup on the recent PISA test results, which measure student achievement in 34 OECD countries.

She quotes Amanda...

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How to encourage ‘productive failure’ in the classroom

Tyler Reed November 21st, 2013

Scholastic's David Dockterman has an interesting piece in today's ASCD Express about the need to shift students' perceptions of failure in the classroom.


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Is Facebook improving student writing?

Tyler Reed November 18th, 2013

Facebook and social media might be contributing to making complete sentences "an increasingly endangered species," one teacher argues on TheAtlantic.com. But these digital...

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