Teacher Update: What Common Core Means for Language Arts Teachers
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Teacher Leaders NetworkIn an excerpt from their upcoming book, Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski highlight student reflection as an important tool in assessing the progress of English-language learners.
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|Characteristics of a Good Principal|
In a recent Commentary, Karin Chenoweth and Christina Theokas describe the commonalities they found among principals at successful schools. The main one? They say it's supporting teachers. Do you agree? What other characteristics make a great school leader? Join the discussion.
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CommentaryWith a draft of the science standards due out soon, Deanna Kuhn suggests how to make the subject more engaging to students. (Education Week)
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|Education Week Teacher Book Club |
|Creating Opportunities for 'Other People's Children' |
From May 16 to 18, acclaimed author Lisa Delpit will lead an online conversation about her new book "Multiplication Is for White People": Raising Expectations for Other People's Children and how educators can help improve learning for African-American students. Get ready for the discussion, which is sure to be an animated one, by reading this Q&A with Delpit on Education Week's BookMarks blog.
For more information on the book, see our Book Backgrounder. You can buy the book here.
Become a Teacher Book Club member to receive updates and resources on the discussion—and a chance to win a free book!
|TEACHER BLOGS |
Teacher in a Strange LandNancy Flanagan reflects on a school tradition held every spring: the prom.
Unwrapping the GiftedTamara Fisher provides a rundown of summer professional development opportunities for those wanting to learn more about gifted students and gifted education.
Learning Forward's PD Watch"Knowing what you know now about our field, if you had the opportunity to begin your career all over again, would you still get into education?" asks Frederick Brown of Learning Forward.
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Efforts have sprung up nationally to professionalize out-of-school staff members, ranging from higher education certification to training by community partners. With pressure mounting on out-of-school programs to yield benefits for students, questions are arising about how much those staff members should resemble classroom teachers and what is the most appropriate professional development for them. Join two experts on the out-of-school community as they discuss the latest ideas on providing professional development for staff members.
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Big shifts are afoot as school districts gear up to implement the Common Core State Standards in mathematics. The new standards emphasize learning fewer concepts in greater depth and engaging students in a set of “mathematical practices.” Join math experts from two districts who share strategies and early experiences in preparing schools for the new standards.
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