I recently spoke to a group of middle school teachers about independent reading, and there was quite a range of feelings about the topic. Some gushed about how independent...Read more
If you took the SATs before that crazy 2,400 system, you probably should have gotten a 1,600. Congratulations if you actually did.
I know that I should...Read more
There is no denying today’s students are learning in an age where information is available anytime and anywhere. From smartphones and iPads to Google Glass and social...Read more
Last week we had the pleasure of sharing that teachers overwhelmingly chose their career in order to make a difference in children's lives. This is part of the research...Read more
Cheryl’s eyes bugged out a bit as she perused her students’ writing. “Why do their pieces look like this? Where are the capitals, the punctuation? I teach mechanics and...Read more
You may have heard these buzz words: blended learning, flipped classroom, lab rotation. But what exactly do these terms mean? And what do the schools and classrooms that...Read more
Online classroom events are now more accessible than ever. Educational experiences like virtual field trips are cost effective (read: FREE!) and offer students...Read more
Hundreds of thousands of people attend Maker Faires around the world every year -- events that celebrate creativity, inventiveness and resourcefulness, and let people show...Read more
Collaboration: the action of working with someone to produce or create something. We know it’s key to success in any industry, but it plays a pivotal role in education. In...Read more
Teachers leave an indelible imprint on their students’ lives, and, as the ones in the classroom on a daily basis, they’re on the frontlines of education-feeling shifts as...Read more
When I was in sixth grade, my older brother handed me a paperback book. I don’t remember what he said, but I knew by the look on his face that I had to read it.
Superman may be able to fly, but can he teach fractions? To our minds, that’s a true superpower. And thousands of incredible teachers do it brilliantly every day. The...Read more
With winter storms popping up all over the country (and let’s not forget about the polar vortex!) many schools have closed their doors during inclement weather this winter...Read more
Sue Szachowicz, former principal of Brockton HS, is one of the most well-respected and well-known instructional leaders in the country. At Brockton, she and her team...Read more
It is official, the 2014 Olympic games have started and I fully admit to being one of the millions watching the different events this weekend. I'm forever amazed by the...Read more
In an EdWeek post titled “Statistics: The New ‘It’ Common-Core Subject,” Anna E. Bargagliotti highlights the necessity of fostering data literacy.
There is a big difference between getting the right answer and explaining how you got the right answer.
"Read often. Mostly silently. Focus on knowledge."
This is the first post in a new Q&A series here on frizzle highlighting the important work of nonprofit and community organizations whose mission is aligned...Read more
As we jump into February we know teachers and parents are looking for resources to use with kids for Black History Month. Scholastic has created a number of FREE resources...Read more
At age 5, Idris Brewster and his best friend, Seun Summers (shown here, left to right), were accepted at the Dalton School in New York City.
Last week Jess introduced us to Jeffrey Wilhelm and Michael Smith, the authors of Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want—and Why We Should Let Them...Read more
It's about that time of year when schools everywhere are reaching or have just reached the 100th day of the school year. January and February can be tough months;...Read more
In a post on eSchoolNews, teacher Patrice Bryan shares the story of her school’s turnaround. Over the course of a decade, Maplewood Richmond Heights High School (MRH) in...Read more
I recently came across a great article in Education Week that encourages educators to bring their passions and life experiences to the classroom to take their teaching to...Read more