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

05/22 12:01 pm | Which States Expect the Most or Least From Students? | Mostly, states are holding to a higher bar for student achievement than they did a decade ago. But Iowa, Texas, and Virginia continue to show large gaps between their state ...

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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California broke ground by requiring schools to teach about the contributions of LGBT people, but it’s been slow-going ever since.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
Star charts and color cards create a negative classroom environment, writes Justin Minkel. To address the root problems of students’ misbehavior, teachers need to toss the behavioral systems and focus on building relationships.
September 6, 2017 – Teacher
Teaching English-learners can be a rewarding experience—especially if educators know the best practices and necessary facts. Wendi Pillars shares her tips for having a successful year with ELLs.
September 6, 2017 – Teacher
A federal judge has ruled that Arizona's ban on ethnic studies courses was motivated by racial discrimination.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week
Ernie Rambo shares six steps that teachers can take to guide their own professional learning and become a more effective educator.
August 30, 2017 – Teacher
Students diagnosed with ADHD come back to the classroom in varying states of readiness for learning, says Thomas Armstrong. Here's how to help them focus, engage, deal with stress, and have a successful year.
August 30, 2017 – Teacher
Educator Mary McIntyre discusses how parents, teachers, and district leaders can support students in light of the riots in Charlottesville, Va.
August 23, 2017 – Teacher
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Amanda Koonlaba shares her three takeaways from the National Gallery of Art’s Teacher Institute. Visual art can be integrated into any subject, she writes.
August 21, 2017 – Teacher
Educators may feel apprehensive about addressing white supremacy, but that doesn’t mean they can stay silent, writes professor Tyrone C. Howard.
August 18, 2017 – Education Week

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