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Making Sense of the Common Core -- Part 2 of 2

Just to briefly recap from my last post: The Common Core is a set of standards meant to raise students’ level of college-readiness and to help students stay on track when moving between schools in-state and out-of-state. 1,288 more words

Public Education

Instructional Move 5: Teaching Conflict & Characterization

Jon Corippo, Apple Distinguised Educator and Google Certified Teacher, describes how he teaches students to identify the five types of conflict within text. Begin watching Corippo’s explanation at minute 9:55 for full context or at minute 12:25 if you simply want to see the strategy ( 68 more words


Vital issue: teacher training

The Common Core always seems to be making headlines. But the all-important issue of teacher training in connection with the core too often gets lost. So, it was heartening to see this issue on the cover of the Sunday… 258 more words

Professional Issues


Last week, the Learning First Alliance hosted an important Twitter Town Hall. Those of us in the Twitterverse recognize there is a great deal of negativity floating around on the Common Core State Standards. 427 more words


Why I will NOT attend the BAT Rally in D.C. on Monday...

I want very, very much to attend the Badass Teachers Association rally in Washington D.C. on Monday. I am simply unable to attend; events in my life have gotten in the way. 245 more words

Digital Citizenship and the CCSS

E-text Reflection-Mind Amplifier

The article about navigating the digital rapids discusses transformation of professional educators.  Lindsay and Davis encourage teachers to become leaders and to take on a pro-active approach to the ever changing technology and information that students are exposed to.  483 more words

Standard 10. Technology

Motherhood now, or should I study math first?

It’s doggerel time again, this time with apologies to Harry Graham, who apparently didn’t write the original “Oh mama dear, what is that mess ……”.  See  … 27 more words