Jessica

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How Will Common Core Change What We Do?

The CC standards are organized in an intoxicatingly simple, linear fashion that acknowledges that the work of a first grade teacher contributes to …

Six principles for principals to consider in implementing CCSS for students with disabilities. By Margaret J. McLaughlin Principal, September/October 2012 Web Resources

<b>Six principles for principals to consider in implementing CCSS for students with disabilities.</b><p>By Margaret J. McLaughlin<p><i>Principal</i>, September/October …

Ranking Schools Based On What Matters

President Obama recently proposed a new college ranking system, based on more than test scores. <i>The Washington Monthly</i> has been doing that for years. Host Michel Martin finds out more.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. We are trying to hold on to …

We must invest in early education

Delaware is one of many states investing in strengthening its education system by, among other things, implementing the Common Core standards, an effort by America’s governors to raise expectations for what our students learn. But the impact of all K-12 education policies will be limited unless …

7 Tips for Better Classroom Management

Our students <i>know</i> how we feel about them. If we don't like them -- or if we see them as a behavior problem -- they know it. Even if we don't say it, …

Teaching

Why our best students are totally oblivious

<b>(Oksana Kuzmina via Shutterstock)</b><p>While being up in arms about popular injustices, they’re educated how not to see race, empire and colonialism<p>Falguni A. Sheth<p>September 13, 2013 4:43pm (UTC)<p>This past week, I taught my first classes of the semester. The college where I teach attracts young men and …

Teachers and App Designers Join Forces

Image courtesy of iZone<p>Starting this week, developers from a dozen high tech startups are entering New York City classrooms to help teachers …

The Best of Teaching and the Worst of School "Reform"

Rafe Esquith's <i>Real Talk for Real Teachers</i> and James Owens' <i>Confessions of a Bad Teacher</i> both become more powerful when read next to each other. Esquith, the superstar author of <i>Teach Like Your Hair's On Fire</i> starts with lessons for new teachers, then he offers advice for those with five years of …

Common Core in Action: ELA

• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and …

Autism linked to enzyme that untangles DNA

Problems with enzymes that affect the genetic machinery behind brain development could possibly cause autism spectrum disorder, say researchers.<p>“Our …

Autism

Poverty can sap brainpower, research shows

Whether you're a New Jersey mall rat or a farmer in India, being poor can sap your smarts. In fact, the mental energy required to make do with scarce resources taxes the brain so much that it can perpetuate the cycle of poverty, new research shows.<p>The findings, published in Friday's edition of the …

Chicago Requests More Charter Schools After Massive Wave Of Public School Closings

Chicago recently shut down 50 of its schools in the largest single wave of public school closures in history. So why is the city now trying to open more charter schools?<p>Chicago Public Schools on Monday quietly posted a 52-page document asking charter schools to apply to operate in the city starting …

What Critics Don't Understand About Gamified Education - GCo

<b>Gamified Education Is a New Model of Learning</b><p>Critics of gamified education always seem to miss some major points:<p>1) Gamified education is much more …

This Amazing, Zoomable Universe-In-A-Browser Puts Everything In Perspective

And another one helps you see just how far it is to Mars.<p>From nanoparticles to galaxies, we can understand a lot about how our universe works--but it's hard to keep things in context. Can you really grasp how far you'd have to travel to reach Mars? Or wrap your head around the infinitesimally small …

The best cleansing waters

Cleansing and micellar waters (micellar solution contains microscopic oil molecules) are cleansers that don't feel like cleansers. They don't foam up …

What Ali Wore: Ongoing Series Featuring Ali, A Tailor from Berlin

No you are not looking at Lech Walesa. This impeccably dressed man goes by the name of Ali. He lives in Berlin and is quite a sight to behold because …