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‘Reading deeply’ not as easy on electronic devices

December 8, 2014 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Students have greater access to reading materials as electronic devices are incorporated into classroom learning, but some educators question how well students comprehend when reading in a digital format. The question is, can students actually “go deep” with digital reading? “Deep reading” is a concept frequently connected to Common Core Learning Standards. It’s slow reading, […]

Why does the math look different?

October 29, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

One of the biggest roadblocks to a better understanding of Common Core mathematics standards is the aversion so many people have to math. Ask around, and more adults recall their old math class with disdain or outright revulsion than those who have warm and fuzzy memories. Those same people, when asked to help their son […]

Calming ‘Core’ anxiety of stressed-out students

Calming ‘Core’ anxiety of stressed-out students

October 10, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

The release of student test scores has added fuel to the arguments of an increasing number of parents disturbed by the effects new Common Core Learning Standards and standardized tests are having on their children. Some say their children are coming home from school stressed and frustrated about difficult schoolwork and demoralized by lower-than-expected state […]

How parents can help kids shift their learning to the Common Core

October 10, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

I’ll admit that the New York State Education Department’s EngageNY website sometimes can be less than engaging. If you are a parent, or anyone not used to digging around the Internet – particularly state-sponsored websites – the abundance of material there can be overwhelming. But if you take a deep breath and patiently sift through […]

Delivering classroom-based paradigms with synergistic effects … (Huh?)

October 2, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

If you work in the medical field, or legal, or auto mechanics, or retail, or wherever, you likely have your own unique vocabulary, a lexicon that means something to you but flies right over an outsider’s head. It’s the same with education. Everyone on the inside eventually slips – sometimes unconsciously – into educational jargon, […]

Tools help clarify Common Core for parents

February 15, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Are children learning all they need in order to succeed in life after high school? Whether their goal is more education in college, vocational training or finding a job, all young people need a solid foundation of achievement in grades K-12 to set the stage for their future. The Common Core Standards were designed to […]

New learning standards: “Slow down, dig deeper” for better understanding

February 14, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Spend any time around educators these days and you’re likely to hear the terms “common core” and “shifts.” They’re talking about new learning standards, called “Common Core State Standards” (CCSS), the result of an effort kicked off in 2009 by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The […]