Curriculum is the developmental ecosystem of learning opportunities, strategically placed by teachers working together.
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July 09, 2017
October 04, 2015
Acting Secretary, John King, Jr. is not one to shrink from controversy. It is unlikely that will be the definition of "acting" for him.
June 23, 2015
It is the assessments and how they are used that is the heart of the issue.
May 12, 2015
Consensus becomes the scythe that clears the path forward.
March 04, 2015
There are questions about the value of national standards, the appropriate nature of some of the standards in the earlier grades, and angst about the use of standardized testing to change teaching and learning and evaluate students and teachers.
September 25, 2014
Advice from 1990 offers guidance about how local school districts can lead the implementation of the Common Core with the welfare of the students held as the beacon for the change.
July 24, 2014
Perhaps, it is not the decision that is the problem per se; perhaps, it is the strategy for implementation. If leaders reach out to those who are impacted, they can explain rationales, allow preparation time and help people through the necessary transitions.
May 25, 2014
We need to get better at teaching the public what it is we do, what our work truly is, and the process through which we all go in order to get where we are headed.
August 29, 2013
If we model a shift in practice in the way we interact with questions outside of the classroom, it may become easier for our teachers to shift the types of questions they are asking of their students.
August 18, 2013
Policy and agency leaders have decided to fail the children, the teachers and school leaders as a way of motivating us into action. They have become impatient with us, rather than examine themselves.