Last week my colleagues and I were in Tracy City, TN, for a Camp Discover “Family Reunion” event, where families enjoyed fun, literacy based activities that emphasized...Read more
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.
"The world will little note, nor long remember," President Abraham Lincoln said on a Pennsylvania battlefield 150 years ago today. Little note? Lincoln's eulogy to the...Read more
Facebook and social media might be contributing to making complete sentences "an increasingly endangered species," one teacher argues on TheAtlantic.com. But these digital...Read more
One of the interesting trends occurring in education right now is the decentralization of decision-making.
After hearing a sixth grader say, “ I hate nonfiction, Mrs. Miller. It’s so boring.
Happy Veterans Day to all of our men and women who have served over the years. Thank you for all that you do for us.
A recent Ed Week article by Liana Heitin shares solutions to common management challenges that arise from using iPads and laptops in the classroom. The strategies below...Read more
On November 4, the Education Writers Association hosted "Common Core at the Crossroads: What Comes Next?" Reporters and educators at the D.C. conference discussed issues...Read more
Teaching students to use "academic language," or the language of school and the workplace, is an important part of teaching students to read.
The trouble is, it's...Read more
On January 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th U.S. President. His stirring challenge, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for...Read more
You might have heard about President Obama's planned visit today to the unique P-TECH high school in Brooklyn.
In a recent article from The Reading Teacher about fostering graphical literacy, Kathryn Roberts and five of her colleagues share instructional practices to...Read more
If you need Common Core resources, check out our redesigned website. We've added several features, including:
A front page story in today's New York Times examines research on the language and vocabulary gap seen between children who grow up in low income households, and those who...Read more
Touching on how the inclusion of the arts expands the reach of teaching to more students, I found this an interesting read. Reading about students who have teachers who...Read more
For me, writing is a messy process.
I agonize over opening sentences. I use the backspace button a lot. I delete whole paragraphs, rewrite, then realize I liked it...Read more
Last week, The Wall Street Journal posted a quiz to test your knowledge of current events in education. Here are a few bonus questions I came up with, and a link to the...Read more
The Common Core asks students to read and analyze "works of quality and substance." That some texts have been deemed more worthy than others has led critics to question...Read more
A key theme of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics is the need for students to use deeper mathematical thinking and reasoning skills (rather than just...Read more
Data released earlier this week from the Primary Sources teacher survey shows 88% of the twenty thousand public school teachers agree the rewards of their profession...Read more
Scholastic's David Dockterman was asked onto MSNBC's "Disrupt with Karen Finney" show on Sunday to talk about the importance of students having a "growth mindset" about...Read more
Twenty thousand public school teachers were surveyed as part of the Primary Sources series of reports and today, their viewpoints on the Common Core are available.
For most of us, Google plays a huge role in our lives. Whether we use it to search the Internet, get directions using Maps, or communicate with Gmail, it’s everywhere we...Read more
Here is a handy "cheat sheet" from Ed Week explaining the impact the government shutdown will have on education.
Alyson Klein has a "pulse check" here as well. How...Read more