Tag Archives: Common Core State Standards

Starting Early in West Virginia: The Common Core and Early Childhood Education

My latest article for ASCD on the Common Core, which you can also see here. And sign up for this particular ASCD newsletter here. In West Virginia, there has been a commitment to early childhood education for many years, with … Continue reading

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The Lakeland Way

And here’s my third article on the Common Core for ASCD. You can also see the article here and sign up here to get ASCD’s Common Core-focused newsletter. Enjoy! At Lakeland Joint School District 272, in Rathdrum, Idaho, teachers, staff, … Continue reading

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State Education Agencies Focusing on Technical Assistance

My second article on the Common Core for ASCD. You can also see it here and sign up at that site to get ASCD’s Common Core-focused newsletter. Here goes: School districts and state education agencies are developing close working relationships … Continue reading

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Teaching cursive and handwriting

My handwriting is awful. Just awful. I signed some forms at the doctor’s office last week, and the nurse looked at my signature and commented that I “should’ve been a doctor.” I guess the cursive writing instruction I got back … Continue reading

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Collaboration’s Key When Planning Common Core Implementation

My recent piece for ASCD on Common Core implementation at Lexington School District One near Columbia, SC. You can also read it here. It is not surprising that school districts are finding that effective Common Core State Standards implementation is … Continue reading

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Mathematics musings: the Common Core, algebra, and instruction

I got math on the brain. Scary, I know, for an old English teacher. It started when a friend tweeted this article about a charter school in San Diego that had revamped its math curriculum so that their kids would … Continue reading

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