MS math teacher Kathy Felt makes her case for the Common Core standards and the need for educators to “teach mathematics in deep and engaging ways.”
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In an inviting style, Nicki Newton fully explains how to effectively engage grades 4-5 students in small-group math workshops, says reviewer Alex Valencic.
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Media literacy consultant Frank Baker makes the case that students should be writing scripts and screenplays as part of their schoolwork.
In Big Skills for the Common Core: Literacy Strategies for the 6 -12 Classroom, Amy Benjamin & Michael Hugelmeyer provide Common Core literacy strategies with easy-to-use charts & guides for 6-12 students, say a pair of MiddleWeb reviewers.
Research reports a strong link between trust in schools & student achievement. The Trust Factor: Strategies for School Leaders can help leaders boost the trust factor, says reviewer James Jordan.
Reviewer Anne Anderson recommends 20 Literacy Strategies to Meet the Common Core for its research-based strategies designed to grow readers & thinkers within a CCSS framework. The payoff will justify the necessary time investment, she says.
Teachers will find creative alternatives to the traditional book report that tap into student interests and creative writing in Ban the Book Report: Promoting Frequent and Enthusiastic Reading, says reviewer Nicole Warchol.
Reviewer Elisa Waingort finds Ron Berger’s 2003 book, An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students, timeless and timely, with concrete suggestions for building a classroom culture of excellence.