Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!

Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!
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Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~ Author Unknown

My goal is to reveal one teacher's humble journey of self-reflection, critical analysis, and endless questioning about my craft of teaching and learning alongside my middle school students.

"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." ~ Dan Rather

Thursday, January 19, 2012

2011: An Educational Year in Review

Here are ten of the most significant stories from 2011 coverage of what's being taught in our nation's classrooms, selected by the Education Week editors. I love reading this publication and always want to be kept in the loop as to what's happening and up for debate in our nation's classroom.

The 10 Most Memorable Stories of 2011: Curriculum

The editors at Education Week have handpicked memorable articles from 2011. Below are ten of the most significant stories from our 2011 coverage of what's being taught in our nation's classrooms.
Take another look at the reporting and analysis in these stories from our expert team of reporters. For more compilations, visit our complete collection of memorable Education Week stories from the past year.
Multiple meanings of the word are driving some of the debate around translation of the common standards into classroom use.(March 29, 2011)
Some educators are disturbed about what they view as undue influence over how English/language arts is taught in schools (August 9, 2011)
A new set of documents from the two groups offers clues to how the common standards might be taught and how they’ll look on tests. (August 10, 2011)
Legislation sets mandates for schools to cover topics in civics and science, financial literacy, arts, sex education, and more. (May 10, 2011)
New studies are exploring why studying mathematics makes some students break out in a cold sweat. (May 16, 2011)
Momentum is building to explore how the arts can be linked with STEM subjects to enhance student learning and help foster creativity and innovation. (December 1, 2011)
A National Research Council panel issues a framework for K-12 science standards that promotes a greater emphasis on depth over breadth. (August 9, 2011)
New York City schools are seeking ways to engage students in increasingly complex texts and help them conquer subject-specific literacy skills. (March 14, 2011)
While the causes, effects, and aftermath of the attacks appear to occupy little space in the classroom, in-depth lessons can be found. (August 30, 2011)
To help 3rd graders become proficient in reading, new laws and initiatives are focusing on the preschool to 2nd grade years. (June 29, 2011)

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