Every Student Succeeds

On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The ESSA will replace the familiar No Child Left Behind Act as the […]

Examining Character

Aligning district English Language Arts curriculum to Common Core Standards can be challenging, particularly if a teacher is using curriculum that’s based on national and […]

Structure and Patterns in Math

We've come to the last two Common Core Standards for Mathematical practice: CCSMP7 / Look for and make use of structure and CCSMP8 / Look […]

Slowing Down a Fast-Moving World to Attend to Precision

In our series on the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice (CCSSMP), we've reached number six: Attend to precision. For students who communicate instantaneously […]

Tools in the Math Classroom

No, Not Hammers (Well, Maybe Sometimes) It's now time in our series on the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice to talk about calculators. The […]

Create Digital Portfolios with @Seesaw

When I hear the word seesaw, I usually picture the playground equipment of my youth, also known as a teeter totter. Now that I’ve been using the Seesaw app for awhile, […]

ESSA Law – A Teachers Opinion

  ESSA- Education Opinion What is ESSA and why do we need it?      ESSA — the Every Student Succeeds Act — is the […]

Reasoning and Modeling with Mathematics

Previously, I've written about some of the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice. Today I'll focus on tightly-linked Standards 2 and 4: Reason abstractly and […]

Demystifying the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice

You are a teacher in a high school math classroom. Today, according to your district's curriculum, you have two standards to teach. The first is […]

Assessment That Works

Assessment- It Can Work With Common Core! One of the biggest challenges facing teachers with respect to the implementation of the Common Core standards is […]

Improve Student Writing Skills one Quill at a Time

Writing is an essential skill for ALL students to develop to effectively communicate inside the classroom, outside the classroom, and in future careers. In the […]

Standards Based Grading & Learning

After connecting at #flipcon15 with Hassan and Amanda, I was invited to join the SBL Mini PLN Voxer group to discuss all things related to standards-based […]

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