Anybody drowning in alphabet soup? I swear the only people who can beat educators for acronym use are military folks. With that in mind, I thought I’d create a little resource her for some questions I see popping up every now and then at the Teaching the Core blog. Let’s pwn some acronyms, shall we?
Today, I’m privileged to be hosting some workshops at the Fire Up conference, hosted by Inter-Institutional Teacher Education Council of West Michigan (ITEC-WM). Believe it or not, I’ll actually be speaking on something pretty far removed from the Common Core, but very near to the driving purpose of Teaching the Core and anything else that [...]
If you’re a K-6er trying to incorporate the grade-specific Common Core State Standards (CCSS), you’ve probably noticed an interesting skillset nestled within anchor standard W.CCR.6: keyboarding! That’s right! While I spoke about W.CCR.6 as an anchor standard in this post, I didn’t delve into the grade-specific standards contained within it, and therefore I didn’t really [...]
If you’re noticing a large gap between your students’ speaking skills and the ambitious Speaking and Listening Standards within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), you’re not alone: many teachers that I talk to share how difficult it is to have discussions or debates in which students actually listen to one another and respond. Mentioning [...]