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Differentiating Up to Meet the Needs of Gifted Learners

Today's standards are more rigorous. Yet, no matter how challenging the standards are, some students will meet and exceed them. These are gifted learners...
Why Teens Don’t Read and What Teachers Can Do About It

More than 60% of teen students are reading below proficiency level. Teachers in middle and high schools shouldn’t be surprised by this fact. Undoubtedly,...
Why the U.S. Lags in Math—and What We Can Do About It

There is no arguing with the facts—U.S. students lag behind several countries in student math achievement. For a nation that has been at the...
Transitioning to the Common Core: 5 Steps for Administrators

The Common Core State Standards are focused on one clear goal: Preparing our students for the 21st century. They call for a significant change...
Technology in the Classroom: A Reality Check

The digital natives you teach today are using technology all day and every day. They’ll feel right at home using it in the classroom....
Technology and the Common Core: No Longer an Option, But a Necessity

What does the Common Core have to say about technology? A lot more than anyone may realize, especially those who haven’t read the document...
Teaching in the 21st Century: New Ways to Put the Pieces Together

Today’s classroom teachers are dealing with an unprecedented set of challenges. Meeting the rigorous new demands of the standards adds pressure to their already...
Succeeding in the 21st Century: Our Kids Need More Than Smarts. They Need Grit.

How can educators best prepare children to achieve the standards and succeed in the 21st century? Content knowledge, while certainly important, is not enough....
Reaching for and Achieving the Common Core Reading Standards: Why Mini-Lessons?

New reading standards, including Common Core, are designed to empower students to read—and read deeply—the very foundation of success in college, careers, and life. They...
Using Singapore Math to Decompose CCSS

When decomposing the Common Core State Standards, consider making a trifold piece of paper that includes the standard at the top of the paper...

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