The Common Core State Standard require students to conduct original research. Here are resources and project ideas to help!
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May 12, 2015
April 28, 2015
It's time to fight the testing culture and consider the bigger picture. How can educators better align learning for life and not for testing? As we make pedagogical decisions daily, teachers need to weigh the importance of learning vs cramming for a test that isn't going to impact a child's overall level of mastery.
April 06, 2015
If teachers don't believe the evaluation process is valid and worthwhile, then they won't take it seriously and potential positive effects will never trickle down to students.
January 19, 2015
Teachers weigh in on the debate over NCLB. Read to find out what some California teachers are thinking regarding Common Core State Standards, annual testing, and what the new law should focus on in the years to come.
January 08, 2015
An interview with Gene Wilhoit, former executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, on why if we fail to give professional educators what they need to implement the Common Core, their initial enthusiasm for the standards could easily disappear.
January 03, 2015
I know you may be thinking, I don't have time to get involved in something else! But taking the time to get involved in education issues outside your classroom is a great way to stay connected with the larger issues at your school, in your district, and in your state. It's also a great way to keep recharging those batteries.
November 12, 2014
Teaching holidays can be an interruption from regular instruction, or they can be an opportunity for rich, common- core aligned discussions. Now that's something worth celebrating!
August 03, 2014
We live in such a competitive society and we replicate this competition in our schools. Is the purpose of education to create winners and losers?
July 29, 2014
The heavy lift is in the hands of the districts and that, ironically is the good news. Each district, with its own community, its own culture, its own strengths and challenges, still has some local control. How RTTT is implemented locally depends upon local leadership.
May 29, 2014
As families and communities gather to watch students walk across the stage in cap and gown to receive a high school diploma, it is often a time of great celebration. Sadly, according to a new analysis from the NAEP governing board, fewer than 40% of of seniors are prepared for college. Further, many graduate without a clear plan for college or career-ready skills.