Mica Fidler

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The Obsessively Detailed Map of American Literature’s Most Epic Road Trips

I am a freak for the American road trip. And I’m not alone, as some of this country’s best writers have taken a shot at describing that …

4 Lessons Learned From Common Core Implementation

Throughout all this, schools and districts have spent a lot of time on implementing the standards. I've had the privilege of visiting many schools …

Pedagogy

5 Books That'll Get Your Kids Drawing, Creating and Thinking Out of the Box

I'm always looking for ways to sneak creative inspiration into my kids' day. Books are a fantastic way to illustrate to children how our imaginations …

Kids

The False Promise of Core Knowledge

When I was in second grade, my friend Rebecca and I used to read books together. We would peruse classics such as C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia series, Charles Dickens's novels, and Paul de Kruif's <i>Microbe Hunters</i>, a history of the scientists who discovered vaccines. Rebecca and I were both …

Education