Susan Masero

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My January Top Ten List: Writing Lessons and Resources

Beth Newingham<br>Thursday, February 10, 2011 <br>Beth Newingham shares her favorite mini-lessons, reproducibles, and interactive online resources that will …

Common Core in Action: The Power of a Checklist

The Rationale Behind Using Checklists with Students<p>Developing and providing checklists speaks to college and career readiness in the Common Core. …

5 Ways To Learn Through Writing Lesson Plans

When I go to observe teachers, I ask them to send me a detailed lesson plan before my visit. Though teachers generally aren’t excited by this …

Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Materials - Curriculum Resources (CA Dept of Education)

Instructional Materials Frequently Asked Questions<br>Find answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding instructional materials, funding, …

An Introduction to Project-Based Learning

In this hands-on approach to teaching, students create schoolwork that demonstrates core subject knowledge.

Recommended for Beginners

If you’re new to PBL, you might be asking some questions… What the heck is this PBL thing I’ve been hearing about? Is it right for me and my …

Leading with the 4 C’s to Build the 5th C: Culture | Blog | Project Based Learning

January 14, 2014<br>Leading with the 4 C’s to Build the 5th C: Culture<p>Many of you are already familiar with the 4 C’s - critical thinking, communication, …

The Role of PBL in Making the Shift to Common Core

Big Idea #2: I facilitate inquiry.<p>Research and sustained inquiry are emphasized throughout the standards, but most prominently in the writing strand, …

Pedagogy

Beyond the Comfort Zone: 6 Ways to Build Independent Thinking

The end result will be a greater awareness by the students, not only for how their brains work, but also for how they can push themselves to connect …

Pedagogy

Record number of Cal State applications but readiness a problem

As the California State University system announced a record number of applications Wednesday, a new study found that the system should study its placement exams, eligibility standards and other factors to determine why so many entering students are not college-ready.<p>Reasons could include placement …

College & University

Project-Based Learning vs. Problem-Based Learning vs. X-BL

• Designing and/or creating a tangible product, performance or event<br>• Solving a real-world problem (may be simulated or fully authentic)<br>• Investigating a …

Pedagogy

8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

Where to Start<p>It would be a mistake to think that academic language is a garbage pail category involving any word, depending on the context. <i>Banana</i> …

Pedagogy

State Lawmakers Face Tough Choices on Common Core

Common core likely flash point<p>| Includes correction(s).<p>State legislators begin their 2014 sessions this month grappling with the best way forward on …

New ITD

U.S. Students Slide In Global Ranking On Math, Reading, Science

American 15-year-olds continue to turn in flat results in a test that measures students' proficiency in reading, math and science worldwide, failing to crack the global top 20.<p>The Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, collects test results from 65 countries for its rankings, which …

The Function of Verbals

Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives The Function of Verbals Gerunds Gerund, Participle, or Infinitive? A gerund is a verbal that functions as a …

Can American students get smart?

The latest international test scores of 15-year-olds are in, and the results are appalling. The Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, found that the United States — the most affluent country in the world — failed to rank in the top 20 in any category. In math — the subject most …

Education

English Language Arts Standards » Introduction » Key Design Consideration | Common Core State Standards Initiative

CCR and grade-specific standards<p>The CCR standards anchor the document and define general, cross-disciplinary literacy expectations that must be met …

The Florida Standards

Effective writing instruction for students with learning problems | Parenting

Writing is both a social and a cognitive process. In the world outside the classroom, people write to communicate with an audience, drawing on their …

Common Core: How are books judged?

Some time ago I wrote about a highly popular supplemental reading program used in thousands of schools called “Accelerated Reader” by Renaissance Learning Inc., which encouraged students to read books that were evaluated through a “readability” formula. Under this scheme, Ernest Hemingway’s …

What Works in Writing Instruction

Published Online:<p>Best Practices<p>The importance of developing strong writing skills seems to be gaining more and more attention almost daily. Employers …

What Works in Writing Instruction

Published Online:<p>Best Practices<p>The importance of developing strong writing skills seems to be gaining more and more attention almost daily. Employers …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

ELA / Literacy - Student Writing Samples

08/06/13<p>17 FILES<p>The pieces in this On-Demand section represent one of the three types of writing named in the Common Core State Standards for …