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Improvements in Teaching Math Are Good for Our Students
October 29, 2013 | Comments
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Jackie Flowers is the secondary instructional specialist for Madison City Schools, former Instructional Partner at Discovery Middle School and a veteran high school math teacher. She's allowed us to share this recent letter prepared for parents in her system, in support of higher mathematics standards. by Jackie Flowers I taught mathematics at the high school level for 12 years and I taught remedial math classes at a junior college for six years. When I worked with struggling math students, one... [continue reading]
 
 
ENCORE PRESENTATION! Thinking about Grit, Resilience & Perseverance
October 22, 2013 | Categories: Welcome Slideshow | Comments
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by Cathy GassenheimerWe're seeing a flood of articles and books this fall focused on ways to help students become more resilient learners or as the catch phrase of the hour has it, to gain some "grit." If you think about John Wayne, roaring down the hill on his charging horse with the reins in his teeth, you can be forgiven. The idea of True Grit is embedded pretty deeply in the American psyche.   A lot of this focus comes as many states and schools begin full implementation of higher standards... [continue reading]
 
 
ENCORE PRESENTATION! Thinking about Grit, Resilience & Perseverance
October 22, 2013 | Comments
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by Cathy GassenheimerWe're seeing a flood of articles and books this fall focused on ways to help students become more resilient learners or as the catch phrase of the hour has it, to gain some "grit." If you think about John Wayne, roaring down the hill on his charging horse with the reins in his teeth, you can be forgiven. The idea of True Grit is embedded pretty deeply in the American psyche.   A lot of this focus comes as many states and schools begin full implementation of higher standards... [continue reading]
 
 
Five Myths About the Common Core State Standards
October 19, 2011 | Comments
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The following article was written by Robert Rothman for the September/October 2011 Harvard Education Letter. Five Myths About the Common Core State Standards   By ROBERT ROTHMAN The Common Core State Standards are one of the most significant initiatives in American education in decades. Yet the swiftness with which they were developed and adopted has left educators uncertain about exactly what they are. A number of myths about the standards have emerged.Myth #1 The Common Core Sta... [continue reading]
 
 
Two Mobile Schools That “Elevate the Essentials”
February 9, 2011 | Comments
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by Cathy GassenheimerWhat is essential for schools? Three simple things: reasonably coherent curriculum (what we teach); sound lessons (how we teach); and far more purposeful reading and writing in every discipline, or authentic literacy (integral to both what and how we teach). But as numerous studies demonstrate, these three essential elements are only rarely implemented; every credible study confirms that they are still pushed aside by various initiatives, every year, in the majority of schoo... [continue reading]
 
 
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