Dec
23
2012
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The Past 3 Months of Education in a Nutshell

It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged for my own site.  I’ve been finishing up my masters this semester, and blogging for my own enjoyment fell off my plate in the process.  Nevertheless, here I am, back on the horse.  In ...
Jul
14
2012
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What’s In a Name? – The Questionable Branding of the “Common” Core

Every staff meeting, in every school, is the same.   OK, so maybe that’s hyperbolic, but I’m sure we’ve all been there at one time or another: an administrator comes in and declares the new instructional practice du jour. There are ...
Feb
29
2012
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The Common Core Tabloid: Truth vs. Hearsay

So much is hearsay right now about the Common Core, it feels like the educational system has become a tabloid in their interpretation of what does not even exist yet.  In fact, from this level of speculation has sprouted a ...
Nov
03
2011
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Edutopia Post: Common Core Standards and Persuasive Writing

My new post at Edutopia, "Persuasive Writing is a Key Focus in Common Core Standards," has just gone live. I'm in high hopes for this new wave of assessments because I see more authenticity and real world application.  For one ...

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