I’m always on the lookout for effective ways to formatively assess students’ mathematical knowledge and skills.
There is no denying today’s students are learning in an age where information is available anytime and anywhere. From smartphones and iPads to Google Glass and social...Read more
If you're passionate about mathematics, check out this editorial by Edward Frenkel, math professor at UC Berkley. He says, "If we are to give students the right tools to...Read more
Last week we had the pleasure of sharing that teachers overwhelmingly chose their career in order to make a difference in children's lives. This is part of the research...Read more
Cheryl’s eyes bugged out a bit as she perused her students’ writing. “Why do their pieces look like this? Where are the capitals, the punctuation? I teach mechanics and...Read more
You may have heard these buzz words: blended learning, flipped classroom, lab rotation. But what exactly do these terms mean? And what do the schools and classrooms that...Read more
Online classroom events are now more accessible than ever. Educational experiences like virtual field trips are cost effective (read: FREE!) and offer students...Read more
Hundreds of thousands of people attend Maker Faires around the world every year -- events that celebrate creativity, inventiveness and resourcefulness, and let people show...Read more
Collaboration: the action of working with someone to produce or create something. We know it’s key to success in any industry, but it plays a pivotal role in education. In...Read more
This week, we're highlighting Primary Sources, a report based on a survey of more than 20,000 teachers.
I was talking with a teacher I know the other day who is retiring at the end of this school year. She shared that she is completing her 41st year of teaching in the same...Read more
Now that 45 states are implementing the Common Core State Standards, the next big round of change will come next school year with aligned Next Generation Assessments....Read more
Teachers leave an indelible imprint on their students’ lives, and, as the ones in the classroom on a daily basis, they’re on the frontlines of education-feeling shifts as...Read more
When I was in sixth grade, my older brother handed me a paperback book. I don’t remember what he said, but I knew by the look on his face that I had to read it.