Even more evidence here of the healthfulness of reading. A new study shows that people who read more (early in life even more so, but also later in life) have sharper...Read more
I recently heard Margery Mayer give a speech while accepting the Corporate Award from the Education Commission of the States on behalf of Scholastic and she shared with us...Read more
Here's a handy-dandy map for all you Common Core watchers. Compiled and continually updated by Ed Week's editorial staff, it shows which states are members of which...Read more
Does the term "informational text" dominate your stream of Common Core consciousness? I wonder what more felicitous phrase it has edged out of my own ruminations. ...Read more
The 10th Annual Games for Change Festival took place in New York this week, bringing together game designers and researchers with educators, non-profits, documentarians,...Read more
With the Common Core State Standards requiring students to dive deep into rigorous texts and focus on nonfiction to build knowledge, educators have been telling us they...Read more
When I was a teacher I loved being able to take time at the end of the school year to reflect on both the good and bad, the successes and failures, and most importantly,...Read more
Will Google Glass be a game-changer in education?
This is a great story reinforcing something that has been understood for a long time, but can never be repeated enough: The involvement of a child's parents in their...Read more
The Common Core calls for students to become proficient in crafting arguments. No argument there. Citing evidence is refreshing. But, as literacy expert Pam Allyn reminds...Read more
I'll be attending my third ISTE next week and, like every year, I know there won't be enough time in the day to take advantage of everything the massive ed tech convention...Read more
I saw it on Twitter. Not great for the purposes of this post. Then I read it online. Another strike against me. Now I'm blogging about it.
There's more bad news:...Read more
The LA Times became the latest big city paper to weigh in on the Common Core in its opinion pages today. Near the end, editors call for a moratorium "during the first...Read more
This so simply puts how complicated it can be to be a teacher today. You each wear so many hats all in one day!
From Primary Sources 2012: America's Teachers on...Read more
Common Core implementation is under various stages throughout the country with a common thread, the assessments are coming. While some states are already working with new...Read more
Does math exist and it's something we discovered? Or did we create it as a way of explaining and modeling the world?
Is it just a really good story?
One of the promises of the Common Core State Standards is a uniform way to compare student achievement across the country -- and along with it, a uniform way to measure...Read more
It does seem that struggles with math tend to turn into a full on phobia later in life. Is the same true for other subjects and skills? Part of the problem, it seems to me...Read more
Our team at Storyworks magazine benefits from insights from our extended “family” of teacher subscribers around the country. We’re getting great tips on Common...Read more
One of my all-time favorite education quotes. Why strive for something you don't believe you'll ever accomplish? Something to keep in mind for all students, but especially...Read more
In Storyworks magazine, which is read by about 500,000 kids in grades 3-5, we’ve always been a little smug about our nonfiction stories, which we POUR ourselves...Read more