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

05/23 03:48 pm | How Districts Can Incorporate Open Educational Resources | For states and districts aiming to incorporate open educational resources into schools, a new report offers tips and best practices.

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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Public schools need to prioritize social-emotional support and personalized learning for all students, writes educator Jessica Cuthbertson.
March 14, 2018 – Teacher
Writing teachers should draft work alongside their students and treat them as partners in the process, says 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Ashley Lamb-Sinclair.
March 14, 2018 – Teacher
Through a communitywide plan, the Tacoma, Wash., district has cleared hurdles that have stymied some other school systems' efforts to implement social-emotional learning.
March 20, 2018 – Education Week
Kyle Redford writes that when weighing whether to use audiobooks, especially with struggling readers, teachers should ask themselves: What is reading?
March 7, 2018 – Education Week
In order to break through the noise of students' smartphones, teachers should actually do less talking and more listening, says a 9th grade teacher.
March 7, 2018 – Teacher
A Wyoming correctional school is part of a network working to improve the quality of instruction provided to the "invisible" students living in juvenile-justice facilities.
March 7, 2018 – Education Week
Hundreds of thousands of U.S. students use Pearson's curriculum products in their classrooms, but soon those print and digital resources will be owned by a different company.
March 7, 2018 – Education Week
Civics often takes a backseat in schools, but educators say the Marjory Stoneman Douglas students-turned-activists are setting a powerful model for civic engagement.
March 7, 2018 – Education Week
A rigorous curriculum program imported from the United Kingdom is challenging AP and IB as it becomes increasingly popular in U.S. schools.
February 28, 2018 – Education Week
Citing a shortage of tech-savvy workers, lawmakers and business leaders have successfully pushed schools to offer more computer science. Now comes the hard part.
February 28, 2018 – Education Week

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