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Anyone ever heard of Zearn?

Well, I am posting a question to any bloggers out there who are following me or stalking, errr reading but have not yet signed up as a follower :-P.   809 more words

Common Core

Engage NY and the Curriculum Monster.

Our district is currently in the Curriculum crunch. We adopted a new ELA curriculum a few years ago, but it isn’t Common Core aligned (thanks Obama). 480 more words

WYBI Wednesday: Common Core Promises

How many times have we heard the educratic speech, promises, and goals of Common Core for our students? How many ways have we been bombarded with products specifically based on delivering on those promises? 1,317 more words


if i use someone's curriculum, am i a teacher?

Today I got the news from my principal that my test scores from my 7th and 8th graders were not great. They were not the worst, but the worst would have been that all of the students would have, what, died on the spot while taking the exams? 603 more words


Thesis Statement Workshop

This year, my classroom in focused on developing writing skills in chunks. We started the year by emphasizing core skills like close reading, analyzing details, and creating strong evidence-based claims. 737 more words

High School

Social Studies Framework and Libraries - A Match Made in Heaven

If you are an educator in New York State, unless you’ve been living under a curricular rock, you’ve likely heard of the new(ish) Social Studies Framework that has been adopted by the New York State Department of Education by now. 652 more words

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