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

09/19 03:40 pm | A Test to Assess Creativity? It's in the Works | Students who take the international PISA exam in 2021 could face a new kind of test: one that attempts to measure their creativity.

Education Week Quizzes

Quiz Yourself: Literacy Instruction
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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Literacy and English/Language Arts Webinars

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The head of Amazon is committing a huge amount of money to create free "Montessori inspired" educational opportunities for low-income children.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
Hand-wringing over young people’s historical illiteracy may be popular, but it isn’t new, writes Sam Wineberg
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
Demand for bilingual, biliterate graduates is high. Experts in dual-language learning explain how schools can start programs and strengthen existing ones.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
The majority of teachers are behind on climate-change science, but they aren’t necessarily to blame, explains Ann Reid.
September 18, 2018 – Education Week
As Silent Sam and similar statues fall, one English teacher offers four steps for directing productive conversations around cultural controversies.
August 29, 2018 – Education Week
Culturally inclusive curricula can boost engagement and achievement for students of color, writes Suneal Kolluri.
August 29, 2018 – Education Week
How can middle school history teachers make the subject come alive for students? John Scudder offer suggestions for cutting down on memorization and lectures.
August 22, 2018 – Teacher
With Donald Trump in the White House, high school history teacher Chris Doyle says his students are struggling to discern fact from fiction.
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
Looking to shake up your pedagogy or teaching mindset this year? Here are seven habits teachers have cast off in the spirit of becoming a better educator.
August 9, 2018 – Education Week
Early educators in science, technology, engineering, and math need to face up to unproductive math practices, writes elementary instructional coach Gina Picha.
August 7, 2018 – Education Week

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