(This is the first post in a two-part series on this topic) Mary Lou Baker asked: "How can we best prepare our students for the common core in language arts?" I have been no fan of the Common Core standards (see The Best Articles Sharing Concerns About Common Core Standards). However, one of the key lessons I learned in my nineteen year community organizing career was that, though we should always recognize the tension inherent in "the world as we'd like it to be" and "the world as it is," living in the former seldom leads to success in the ...


Mary Lou Baker asks: "How can we best prepare our students for the common core in language arts?" Please share your thoughts in the comments, or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. The responses to these questions are going to turn into a multi-part series, so there will be plenty of room for contributions from readers. Anyone whose question is selected for this weekly column can choose one free book from a selection of seven published by published by Jossey-Bass. You can send questions to me at [email protected] you send in your question, ...


Craig Perrier asked: What history myths are being perpetuated by textbooks that you attempt to break down/challenge in your classroom? How do you do that? My guests today do a great job at answering Craig's question, and I don't feel I can add much to their responses. However, I do have three resource collections that readers might find somewhat helpful: The Best Teacher Resource Sites For Social Justice Issues The Best Resources For Teaching "What If?" History Lessons History materials I use in my International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge class Three talented and experienced educators are sharing their thoughts ...


Craig Perrier asks: What history myths are being perpetuated by textbooks that you attempt to break down/challenge in your classroom? How do you do that? Please share your thoughts in the comments, or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. The responses to these questions are going to turn into a multi-part series, so there will be plenty of room for contributions from readers. Anyone whose question is selected for this weekly column can choose one free book from a selection of seven published by published by Jossey-Bass. You can send questions to me at [email protected]..


(This is Part Two in a two-part series on this topic. You can see Part One here) Last week's question was: What is the best advice you would give to help an educator become better at teaching math? As I mentioned in Part One of this series, I have very limited teaching experience with math. Therefore, I'll defer to guest responses -- and reader comments -- from math educators. I do want to say, though, that people might be interested in the math resources I offer to my English Language Learner students, as well as the math materials I use ...


(This is Part One in a two-part series on this topic) Last week's question was: What is the best advice you would give to help an educator become better at teaching math? As someone with very limited teaching experience with math, I'll defer to guest responses -- and reader comments -- from math educators. I do want to say, though, that people might be interested in the math resources I offer to my English Language Learner students, as well as the math materials I use in the International Bacculaureate Theory of Knowledge course I teach. Today, educators José Vilson, Shawn ...


This week's question is: What is the best advice you would give to help an educator become better at teaching math? Please share your thoughts in the comments, or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. The responses to these questions are going to turn into a multi-part series, so there will be plenty of room for contributions from readers. Anyone whose question is selected for this weekly column can choose one free book from a selection of seven published by published by Jossey-Bass. You can send questions to me at [email protected] you send ...


I'll get back into the regular schedule of "questions of the week" this coming Friday, but I thought readers might find it useful to see the ten most popular posts from this blog in 2012. In case you missed it, you might also be interested in The 10 Most Popular 'Classroom Q & A Posts' of 2011. But, before I list them, I wanted to invite you to contribute a question to be answered in a future post. You can send one to me at [email protected] you send it in, let me know if I can use your ...


This is the final post in a three-part series where educators share the most effective ways to use tech in the classroom.


(This is Part Two in a three-part series on this topic. You can see Part One here) Last year, Carla Arena asked: How do teachers make informed decisions in relation to a balanced use of technology in the classroom? I answered the question at that time, along with guests Richard Byrne and Marsha Ratzel. You can see our responses here. However, since it was an early question that appeared when this blog's audience was much smaller than it is now, I thought it would be worth highlighting it again for a follow-up response. As I mentioned in Part One of ...


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