How to Teach Math Through Problem-solving

Teaching Problem solving isn’t an easy process. A teacher by nature is an expert; problem-solving is easy for them, and they are so fluent in […]

Maryland PARCC Scores Higher on Paper; Students' Tech Readiness a Major Factor

Paper results on 2014-15 PARCC exams were better than online results in all grades for English/language arts and in upper-level math, reflecting a national pattern.

Library of Congress 2016 Summer Teacher Institutes

Library of Congress 2016 Summer Teacher Institutes –Teaching with Primary Sources The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its week-long summer institutes for […]

Comparing Paper-Pencil and Computer Test Scores: 7 Key Research Studies

New evidence of a "mode effect" on 2014-15 PARCC exams prompts a fresh look at research on the comparability of computer- and paper-based assessments.

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 […]

Student Publishing with LuluJr

Have you ever wanted to work with your students to help them publish a book? If so, LuluJr is a great place to start: My Awesome […]

Common Core State Standards

Who's ready for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)?  It's coming and will be here before we know it!  Today I went to an all […]

Summer Learning

Wow!  I can't believe how fast this summer has flown by.  I'd like to share my best learning from the summer workshops I attended this […]

Roles of Readers in Close Reading Infographic

Roles of Readers in Close Reading Infographic The Common Core State Standards have put close reading in the spotlight as never before. While middle and […]

Teaching Students To Analyze Complex Texts Infographic

Teaching Students To Analyze Complex Texts Infographic The Common Core State Standards have put close reading in the spotlight as never before. While middle and […]

PARCC to Shorten Next Year's Common-Core Test

The PARCC consortium approved a redesigned Common Core test that will be 90 minutes shorter than the current exam, and has agreed to shift the […]

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