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

02/21 12:01 am | Make Computer Science a Graduation Requirement, Says College Board | The nonprofit makes an unusual foray into state policy as it unveils record numbers of students who took one of its computer science exams.

Education Week Quiz

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?

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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Many teachers hated math when they were kids, Justin Minkel writes. He shares three instructional strategies to break the cycle and make math creative, meaningful, and fun.
December 20, 2017 – Teacher
The CDC’s recent ban on certain words in official budgetary documents presages troubles for education, writes Gloria Ladson-Billings.
December 18, 2017 – Education Week
Three simple questions could modernize classroom instruction and correct the past mistakes of the standards movement, writes educator Jenny Froehle.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
Thanks to digital and face-to-face networks, teachers have the capacity to be valuable collaborators with one another from potentially anywhere in the world—meaning more ways to share ideas and improve education, writes Paul Barnwell.
November 28, 2017 – Teacher
As a South Asian American student, Punita Chhabra Rice spent over a decade mispronouncing her own name to make it easier for teachers to say. Now that she’s an educator, Rice shares eight pronunciation tips for teachers of students from diverse backgrounds on how to get names right the first time.
November 15, 2017 – Teacher
The first review of revised academic standards in 24 states finds that, even with the changes, most states are maintaining key features of the Common Core State Standards.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
We asked educators, experts, and critics two simple questions. One finding became clear: "personalized learning" still means many different things to many different people.
November 8, 2017 – Education Week
Instead of wishing students were better behaved or different, teachers must learn to see and appreciate children as they are, Justin Minkel writes.
November 8, 2017 – Teacher
Critics say personalized learning isn't supported by evidence, leads to bad teaching, and depends on data-mining students. What do educators and policymakers need to know?
November 8, 2017 – Education Week
At least 15 states since 2012 have taken legislative action—such as waiving regulations and setting up innovation zones—to encourage personalized learning.
November 8, 2017 – Education Week

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