The LA Times became the latest big city paper to weigh in on the Common Core in its opinion pages today. Near the end, editors call for a moratorium "during the first...Read more
This so simply puts how complicated it can be to be a teacher today. You each wear so many hats all in one day!
From Primary Sources 2012: America's Teachers on...Read more
Common Core implementation is under various stages throughout the country with a common thread, the assessments are coming. While some states are already working with new...Read more
Does math exist and it's something we discovered? Or did we create it as a way of explaining and modeling the world?
Is it just a really good story?
One of the promises of the Common Core State Standards is a uniform way to compare student achievement across the country -- and along with it, a uniform way to measure...Read more
It does seem that struggles with math tend to turn into a full on phobia later in life. Is the same true for other subjects and skills? Part of the problem, it seems to me...Read more
Our team at Storyworks magazine benefits from insights from our extended “family” of teacher subscribers around the country. We’re getting great tips on Common...Read more
One of my all-time favorite education quotes. Why strive for something you don't believe you'll ever accomplish? Something to keep in mind for all students, but especially...Read more
In Storyworks magazine, which is read by about 500,000 kids in grades 3-5, we’ve always been a little smug about our nonfiction stories, which we POUR ourselves...Read more