Common Curriculum is a new online lesson planning resource that aims to help you align your lessons to Common Core standards. In Common Curriculum you can enter your courses and write your lesson plans.
First, stop expecting kids to pay attention. They don’t owe you anything. They’re only in school because it’s the law and their friends are there. There are two solution types. The first is a workaround. Here are some examples of short-term solutions for attention-building…
In my opinion, it's the teacher's job to hook 'em and keep 'em.
Teaching is impossibly complex. There is no way to be the teacher so many begin their career striving to be. You will simply never be able to fulfill everything that each learner needs, no matter how...The post 5 Simple Ideas That Can Transform...
Common Core Multiplication Intervetion Activities. Common Core Multiplication Intervention Activities One of the most difficult concepts for intermediate students (grades 3-5) to master is their multiplication facts.
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Writing as a Process Writing is arduous, difficult work.
Many teachers struggle to teach writing. If they're anything like me, it's because they were never really taught either. I learned by reading books - lots of books. It wasn't until much later that I learned about grammar, sentence structure, and the like. So, without a model, I found that teaching writing was tough.
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
Elena Aguilar, an experienced K-12 educator, is a transformational leadership coach in the Oakland, Calif., school district.
From the article:
"As a coach, I want to pull teachers back to the place from which many of them entered teaching: a deep desire to support children's academic, social, and emotional growth and cultivate life long learners. Once they reconnect with that desire, I help teachers think through how their classroom practices align to that vision--for example, are there any practices which aren't leading towards this end? But I need to get permission to join them on this journey and I'll only get that if teachers are driving their own learning."
Outside of a handful of textbook conglomerates, entrepreneurship was not a concept connected to education until recently. In late 2012, start-ups are populating the educational landscape, and changing its tone completely.
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is the latest solution. But it is the solution or is it our next problem? In other words will we be looking for its cure in ten years? Or is it another dose of poison?
What makes a teacher successful? Having an expertise in reading, writing, math or science is necessary, but the ability to transfer that knowledge into another person is what makes an excellent instructor stand out.
"Effective communication is often about avoiding problems rather than solving them" and "The key to communicating effectively with parents is to communicate continually - not just hen there's a problem." How true!
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