Tag Archives: CCSS

Social-Emotional Learning and the Common Core

By Katherine McKnight, Ph.D., author of The Common Sense Guide to the Common Core There’s no magic spell that can transform students into learners. Strong standards alone can’t do it. Strong standards combined with inspired teaching, committed schools, a limitless … Continue reading

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Finding Time for Leadership Education in the Age of Common Core and Standardized Testing

By Mariam G. MacGregor, author of Building Everyday Leadership for All Kids Regardless of what grade level or subject being taught, it’s tough right now in education to fit everything into the typical school day. Instructional time is quickly absorbed … Continue reading

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What the Media Is Getting Wrong About the Common Core State Standards

By Katherine McKnight, Ph.D., author of The Common Sense Guide to the Common Core Having been an educator for more than 25 years, I am always suspicious of new initiatives, since they often serve political agendas rather than the best … Continue reading

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Common Core-fuffle?

By Jim Delisle, coauthor of Building Strong Writers in Middle School and The Gifted Teen Survival Guide. I’m not sure how to spell “kerfuffle”—indeed, I’m not even sure it’s a real word—but if it is real, then there is a … Continue reading

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Revision and Relationships

by Keith Hefner, publisher and executive director of Youth Communication When students revise their writing—an important Common Core skill—they get the chance to reflect further on their topics and sharpen their ideas. However, even eager writers can balk at rewriting a … Continue reading

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