Part Two in my series on close reading includes responses from Sonja Cherry-Paul, Dana Johansen, Stephanie Harvey, Julie Goldman, Diana Sisson and Betsy Sisson.
Today's guest responses on the "what, why and how" of close reading come from Christopher Lehman, Cris Tovani, Pernille Ripp, Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris.
The new question-of-the-week is: What is "close reading," is it important and, if so, how should I teach it?
This last post in series on teacher evaluation shares commentaries from W. James Popham, Barnett Berry, Pia Lindquist Wong, Rick Stiggins and Derek Cabrera, along with thoughts from readers.
Part Two features contributions on the teacher evaluation process from Julian Vasquez Heilig (with Lisa Hernandez), Ben Spielberg, David Berliner and Paul Bruno.
In Part One of a three-part series, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, California Teachers Association President Dean Vogel, and 2012 National Teacher Of The Year Rebecca Mieliwocki share their thoughts on teacher evaluations.
The new question-of-the-week is: "What Are Alternatives To Using Test Scores In Teacher Evaluations?"
Leslie Texas, Tammy Jones and Denise Flick share their thoughts on math instruction, as do a number of readers.
Anne Collins, Sue O'Connell, Alexandra Mattis and José Luis Vilson share their thoughts and suggestions about teaching Math in Part One of a two-part series.
This week's question-of-the-week is: "What strategies help math facts stick besides the old "drill the skill" and, if someone is not proficient at addition facts, can learning multiplication help or confuse?"