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?"
Today, three educators -- Ashanti Foster, Melissa Bollow Tempel, and P. L. Thomas -- and a number of readers share their thoughts on how to engage with race and class in the classroom.
The new "question-of-the-week" is: What are constructive ways teachers can deal with issues of race and class in the classroom?
Today's final post in the series features what I think is a particularly interesting combination -- a quest response from Ted Appel, the principal of the inner-city school where I teach, who describes the innovative requirements he insisted upon if a university was interested in placing student teachers with us; followed by a commentary from Pia Lindquist Wong, director of a university teaching credentials program who found that her ideas dovetailed with those of Ted's - the two then developed a partnership.
Michael Opitz and Michael Ford; PJ Caposey; Patty O'Grady; and Sally Zepeda all share their advice to student teachers and their supervisors.
Several educators -- Emily Geltz and Linda Rief, who co-authored their contribution (Emily was Linda's student teacher two years ago); Carol Ann Tomlinson, Jessica Bennett and Jane Fung -- share their advice to student teachers and their supervisors.
The new "question-of-the-week" is: What are your suggestions for teachers who are supervising a student teacher, as well as for student teachers themselves?
Vicki Davis, known in education technology circles around the world as "Cool Cat Teacher," is one of the Web's most popular writers about ed tech. She recently agreed to answer a few questions about her new book, Reinventing Writing.
Today's post is the final one in this series, and features book recommendations from Grant Wiggins, John Norton, Barbara Blackburn, Amy Benjamin and Kevin Washburn, plus a zillion reader comments.
Educators Megan Allen, Erin Klein, Jeffrey Zoul and Mike Fisher share their book recommendations for teachers in Part Two in a series.