How To Teach Close Reading

The Common Core State standards put special emphasis on close reading. Key shifts in English Language Arts call for students to engage with the text […]

How To Promote Close Reading

How to promote active reading among students? The key is close reading; teaching students to engage with the text. However, it is not easy. Not all students […]

4 Core Areas of Music Education

National Music Week is coming soon and music teachers are some of my favorite people. I taught K-8 music so I know the challenges they […]

Common Core Standards and Handwriting: From Babel to Babbling!

From Babel to Babbling to Building... How the Development of Common Core Standards without Handwriting Skills will handicap the coming generations A Common Language, a Common […]

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