Entries related to: lesson-planning

3 Strategies for Bringing Argument and Critique into Common Core Math

Math is supposed to be cut and dried, right? Do the work, find the one correct answer, and…...

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Never Easy, But Essential: Tough Conversations in the Classroom

Sometimes they happen unexpectedly and other times we have to gear up for them. Regardless of...

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Responding to Concerns: Does the Common Core Demoralize Teachers?

"If we want uncommon learning for our children in a time of common standards, we must be willing...

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5 Questions to Ask about Core Resources

If you're anything like me, you've probably been noticing that almost every catalog that is sent...

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When A Lesson Goes All Wrong

I'm afraid of mediocrity. That too-comfortable place where repetition and apprehension meet. In...

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Implementing the Core: Where to Begin?

Where do I start? It can feel like being on a hilltop, overlooking this vast landscape before...

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Creating an Online Substitute

We all know that it takes twice the amount of work to be gone from a day of school. There's...

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