As a student, I often felt the need for a quiet pause in classes; the quiet pause to reflect and consider what the teacher had been saying, to doodle my thoughts, making connections in my mind. As a teacher, I have always believed that lessons don't have to be all bells and whistles and chandelier swinging. For every teaching context, there are moments when quiet is a welcoming break in the classroom.
This also makes me consider quiet students. One of my best students this semester happens to also be the quietest. Yet this student is always ready to help peers, may seem absent minded but is following the lesson and activities, participating in her silent way.
When my state (Kentucky) adopted the ELA Common Core State Standards (CCSS), AP English Language and Composition teachers escaped many of the anxieties — and much of the extra work — that typically accompany the arrival of new standards.
Transformation lies at the heart of what we want to do with schools and the kinds of learning opportunities that we offer to our students. So what dispositions are present in a transformational leader (TCL)? TCLs live an attitude of “been there, done that,” and have an approach that is calm, accepting, and wise. TCLs never seem to have their “hair on fire” about anything, and usually have a good answer for virtually any question.
New ways of using media to connect the community and school. I don't see this happening where I teach, but I'm imagining that it is happening in other places. Does this experience look like your school or somewhere in your district?
Most companies underinvest in transformational innovation, weighing down R&D portfolios with incremental projects. The best organizations attack the “front-end” of the innovation process to generate more break-through ideas.
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium released a sizable sampling of online assessment items, giving teachers, educational leaders, and members of the public an early look at what kinds of items and tasks will appear on the high-stakes tests...
Social Studies Central is intended to provide instructional resources with a focus on the Social Studies, to support K-12 teachers as they improve their instruction and to help educators engage kids in learning.
The Common Core Math Standards, specifically the high school standards, are developed into a curriculum. Each standard includes essential questions, Bloom's Taxonomy activities, vocabulary, and pacing.
In the Common Core frenzy, Donalyn Miller points out so many wonderful antidotes to the standards blitz. Read this and be encouraged! Don't forget to take the leadership needed to shout this sentiment from the rooftops because it's so important.
A critical component of a student’s success in school is dependent on what and how they learn at home. This practical guide provides steps that parents can take to improve their child’s learning of the Common Core.
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