“There is no longer one Common Core approach, or need, or form of professional development. ” That’s one reason why the relaunch of the five-headed ‘Uncommon Corps’ blog makes sense.
Scholastic Education Announces Intensified Efforts to Bring ‘Growth Mindset’ Math Program Into Classrooms Nationwide
On April 10, Scholastic Education announced, in collaboration with Mindset Works, an education-implementation company that translates university-level lessons into K-12 programs, that the two companies are expanding on bringing ‘growth mindset’ research into everyday classroom practice across the nation starting with its MATH 180 program.
A selection of books to help kids navigate the social and emotional ups and downs of school yard and neighborhood play. With humor and visual storytelling, these books reinforce the importance of patience, following rules, and cooperation when dealing with one’s peers.
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Common Core Flip-Flop: Governor Cuomo Changes Mind About Using Common Core Test Results For Teacher Evaluations
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently said “change is scary,” but New York State Governor Cuomo, once a staunch supporter of rigorous teacher evaluations based on student testing, has changed his position on teachers evaluations based on Common Core testing following protests and pushback.
Teacher librarian Krista Brakhage shares her thoughts on why Flat Connections can offer a fresh perspective in participatory global collaboration and provide a rich authentic educational experience for students.
On April 8, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert ripped into the Common Core State Standards. Melinda Gates, one of Common Core’s biggest proponents, tweeted back her response.
A collection of 18 inspiring, real-life stories gleaned from the National Writing Project’s “Digital Is” website highlights the work of teachers actively shaping classroom instruction to meet the needs of diverse student populations amid the challenges of new standards and high-stakes testing.
It’s Spring publishing season and we’ve highlighted a few of the exciting new titles that are being offered this season, ranging from a lucid explanation of a math concept for young readers to a collection of oral histories of individuals who went into hiding in the Netherlands during World War II. You’ll also find mysteries—medical and mythological, and a few art books.
This group of imaginative titles will be the source of numerous classroom projects, ranging from fact-based research papers about the highlighted species and role of trees in the environment to creative writing and art activities.
The number and variety of books published about Abraham Lincoln provide teachers with an opportunity to explore the structural devices used in texts as they consider the man and his legacy from a range of perspectives.
The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access is hosting a free online education conference on April 9 focusing on the “Citizen Science: A Watershed Study” program, in which Washington, D.C., high school students explored the Anacostia Watershed.
Do you have a collaborative classroom project in mind for the coming school year? Put pen to paper and submit your application for the 2014 James Moffett Award; it could result in $1,000 in funding to support your program.
Instead of squabbling over elements of Common Core we need to look at what the standards offer: a ladder. We must break through the blur of the immediate…to what [young people] need to know, to the skills and tools that will allow them to know, and the assurance that they have a right to know.
School Library Journal “First Steps” columnist Lisa G. Kropp suggests a wealth of whimsical math-focused titles, featuring everything from robots to toucans to poems by Edgar Allan Poe.
“What the taste of the Madeleine was for Proust the color purple was for me, a dreamlike atmosphere of late afternoon light that encased so many of the scenes that still reverberated in my mind.” James McMullan on his art for ‘Leaving China.’
Join these educators as they brainstorm the curricular possibilities and connections between earthquakes, volcanoes, and plate tectonics in a standards-based lesson.
From heat waves to hurricanes, recent events have ignited curiosity about our ever-changing weather. Share these titles with students to fuel their interest in a timely topic and support curriculum standards in earth systems science.