Curriculum and Instruction

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Students recite their poems to the wall in English teacher Lance Fisher's classroom at Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, Wash. The exercise is designed to reduce jitters as students prepare to perform the poems they’ve memorized.
—Ian C. Bates for Education Week

Reciting Other People's Poetry: A Dusty Relic or Powerful Teaching Tool?

A national program is working with teachers around the country to persuade students that reciting other people's poetry can be as transformative as performing their own. (January 3, 2018)

Spotlight on Digital Curriculum

In this Spotlight, learn about the role of digital curriculum in personalizing student learning and how educators are selecting and deploying digital content in the classroom.

Spotlight on Reading Instruction

In this Spotlight, explore research on children's reading habits, opportunities to customize classroom book selections, and efforts to help students experience the joy of reading.

Spotlight on Aligning Curriculum and Instruction

In this Spotlight, learn how teachers are developing standards-based curricula, using digital tools to personalize literacy instruction, and bridging learning gaps with open educational resources.

Curriculum Matters Blog

11/09 04:17 pm | California Approved Nearly 30 Science Textbooks. But Are They Truly Aligned to Standards? | California, one of the first states to adopt curricula aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, greenlighted 29 of the 34 materials it reviewed. What do districts do ...

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How does invented spelling affect early literacy skills, how are digital tools transforming how students read, and what literacy provisions are included in the Every Student Succeeds Act?

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Math Instruction?
How are teachers using digital games for math instruction, what conditions support effective STEM training for teachers, and how has the Common Core changed math instruction?

SPECIAL REPORT

Social-Emotional Learning: It Starts With Teachers
This special collection explores methods for avoiding burnout, reducing stress, and teaching cultural responsiveness.

Navigating New Curriculum Choices
From open educational resources to common-core standards, this special report guides educators through the bewildering array of K-12 curricular options available to classrooms today.

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We should condemn language that incites violence, but we can't do so by stifling vigorous—even provocative—debate, writes Andy Smarick.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Writing, reading, focusing, and remembering have all been transformed in ways we don't yet fully understand, writes psychologist Elias Aboujaoude.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Listen to parents and educators, and you’ll hear some strong—and mixed—opinions on how or even whether kindergartners should be swept into the homework swirl.
November 12, 2018 – Education Week
In two AP Government classes in Winchester, Va., students are more interested in results from local races than in Donald Trump, but they’re pumped to be part of the electoral process.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
For some, such variety is reason for optimism. But others warn that loose definitions could lead to incoherence and ineffectiveness in the classroom.
November 7, 2018 – Education Week
Worried about students' social detachmnent in technology-driven, personalized learning environments, some schools are weaving social-emotional support into lessons.
November 7, 2018 – Education Week
A Chicago charter school that emphasizes personalized learning has delayed introducing new technologies for the past two years and emphasized social skills.
November 7, 2018 – Education Week
Educators are wrestling with tough questions as more schools embrace personalized learning and its accompanying belief in giving students more control over their academic experiences.
November 7, 2018 – Education Week
Before personalized learning became a priority in Providence, R.I., classes were extremely scripted. But with stagnating test scores, the district was searching for a better way.
November 7, 2018 – Education Week
Timed tests and "drill-and-kill" approaches to math education can leave students with long-lasting anxiety, writes researcher Jennifer Ruef. There's a better way to teach the subject.
November 6, 2018 – Teacher

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