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March 27, 2013

New Training for Teachers: Self Defense

In light of the December Newtown, Conn., school shooting and fears about school violence, some teachers, parents, and administrators are turning to self-defense classes.

March 27, 2013

Hot off the (E-)Presses: A New Book on Classroom Management

The newest e-book from Education Week is all about classroom management

March 27, 2013

Common Core: Mend It; Don't End It

Common Core Standards continue to be a point of debate. We should remember that these standards are what every child should know and be able to do not everything a child should know and be able to do.

March 21, 2013

Change Standards, Test Students, Measure Schools

We are being asked to lean on our students to prove we are doing our job using a single measure and we know it is not fair to them. Teachers and leaders are faced with the additional burden of being directly evaluated by these results also knowing there is an expected slump in results during these first years of implementation of an expectedly flawed process.

March 19, 2013

Trusted Teachers Nourish Students as Unique Individuals

In schools where teachers are largely trusted to make the main decisions about teaching and learning, students and families are eager to attend. What is it about teacher autonomy that creates learning environments in which all people are valued?

March 19, 2013

Implementing the Common Core and Mr. Potato Head

How can the Common Core be implemented successfully when the implementation of the Common Core (at least right now) leaves no time for professional learning, so teachers can make changes in how they think and plan for discovery, creativity, reflection, and fun.

March 18, 2013

UTeach Math, Science Program to Expand Reach With $23 Million Grant

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is providing $22.5 million over five years to expand the UTeach approach to preparing math and science educators.

March 18, 2013

Teachers Are Needed to Close Civic Gap

Civic literacy is critical with the wide gaps that exist in voting patterns. Rich people vote 50 points higher than poor people, and it shows in political support for issues important to tackling poverty in this country.

March 17, 2013

Implementing the Common Core: Needed Time for a Change

We do not have the time to digest what the Common Core Standards are telling us to do. We need time and that essential time is not allowed. To add insult to injury, students and teachers are evaluated on test results that evaluate these standards that are new and yet unlearned.

March 15, 2013

Resources For Special Education And The Common Core

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has compiled links that offer a general overview of the educational standards

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