Deborah Blaufuss

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Up Against a Rubric Wall

Rubrics are the great equalizer. Once you have a list that goes up and down, with various levels at every point, everyone will know what is expected. …

Common Core and Classroom Instruction: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

This post continues a series begun in 2014 on implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The first installment introduced an analytical …

Reading Coach: The Face of Effective Vocabulary Instruction

The Face of Effective Vocabulary Instruction<p>By Cathy Puett Miller<p>Did you know that, according to researchers Beck, McKeown, and Kucan, (<i>Bringing</i> …

Teaching

The five enterprise challenges solved by social collaboration tools

<i>(c)iStock.com/pixelfit</i><p>Over the past decade, social media has become a natural, and sometimes necessary, part of many people’s lives. Social media has …

Infographic: The 21st Century Classroom

Technology is undeniable changing the face of education, and it’s easy to see the impact already. Imagine what classrooms will look like in 20 years …

Bloomin' Apps

This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.<p>Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Android, Google …

TumbleBooks - eBooks for eKids!

Testimonials<p>What a treasure. This site is extremely useful for non readers of all ages. My children just love it. I have shared this site with many …

How Poverty Affects Classroom Engagement - Educational Leadership

But it doesn't work that way. In one study of 81,000 students across the United States, the students not in Title I programs consistently reported …

Pedagogy

6 Great Apps to Help You Write

How do you write? Are you a pen and paper person? Or are you a jot-down-ideas-on-your-phone writer? For those of you on the lookout for nifty bits of …

Attracting Immigrants Grows Our Economy

<i>The Bush Insititue hosted a naturalization ceremony in 2013 honoring twenty new citizens from twelve countries. Photo by Grant Miller</i><p><b>By Margaret Spellings and Javier Palomarez</b><p>We can all be glad that unemployment recently fell to 5.4 percent. But the reality is that consistent economic growth …

Philadelphia Neighborhood Looks To Immigrant Entrepreneurs For Economic Rebirth

There’s a good reason Philadelphia is continually cropping up on all of those lists of America’s best cities.<p>While others are seeing their populations decrease or flatten out, the City of Brotherly Love’s population has been continually rising for the past eight years, despite fears that it would …