Curriculum and Instruction

The latest news about curriculum and instruction, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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

11/15 01:38 pm | Finding a Curriculum to Address the Election Recounts | Florida unions have released a collection of voter-related materials, but curriculum addressing election recounts appears to be short supply.

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

These virtual broadcasts address boosting student proficiency in reading, writing, and literacy through different types of instruction, including instruction aligned to the common-core standards.

Math Webinars

These virtual broadcasts cover teaching and learning and include webinars on differentiated instruction and the common-core standards.

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Humane education, which teaches students about animal welfare, fosters empathy and can inspire students to become change agents in their communities, writes teacher Julie O'Connor.
October 31, 2018 – Teacher
When teachers give students feedback only at the end of the writing process, it is often ignored or dismissed, writes teacher Jesse Breite. He describes how teachers in his English department reimagined the revision process.
October 31, 2018 – Teacher
For schools to create an effective personalization program, they must first clarify their understanding of how children learn, writes Orly Friedman.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
A majority of potential first-time voters plan to cast a ballot this election season, according to a new Education Week Research Center survey. And President Trump and the Parkland, Fla., school shootings are spurring some of their political engagement.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
Literacy expert Susan Pimentel shares three evidence-based practices for how educators can boost reading proficiency.
October 29, 2018 – Education Week
A recent analysis of education of incarcerated youths emphasizes the need to reform juvenile justice, write Hailly T. N. Korman and Lisa Pilnik.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
There’s ongoing debate about what kind of instructional approach is best for young children, with whole-child and literacy/math-based curricula both in play.
October 24, 2018 – Education Week
History-minded residents of Charlotte County, Fla., are among the first to test a state law that permits citizens to challenge the curriculum taught in their schools.
October 24, 2018 – Education Week
The Arizona State Board of Education will adopt revised history and social science standards that affirm the teaching of evolution.
October 23, 2018 – AP
Students in grades 9 through 12 must receive instruction on dealing with law enforcement that includes a 16-minute video showing possible scenarios on being pulled over.
October 17, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune

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