Recently, I was chatting with a friend of mine about how much trouble my son is having with his first year in middle school. I shook my head as I described his grounding from “screen time” and wondered how to make him realize that he
As the month of October is Connected Educators Month, I am extremely thankful that I have become a connected educator. Being connected has enabled me to learn, share and grow with a global network of passionate educators. This school year I was asked to create
When I received a copy of Worlds of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School by Laura Fleming I was skeptical of this unassuming book, especially when I saw it next to its big-shouldered neighbors in the package. At only sixty-some pages,
This post is an excerpt from Pearse, Margie and K. M. Walton. Teaching Numeracy: 9 Critical Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2011.
What is a Bridge to the learning? Let’s begin with the definition of the word bridge:
A connecting, transitional, or intermediate
This post was originally published on Worlds of Learning.
Companies valuing innovation are on the rise, therefore, it is our responsibility as educators to prepare our students for the future they will face. I recently read an article published in the Harvard Business Review titled, You Need an Innovation
My wife loves her vegetable garden. Michele will spend hours with her fingers in the rich soil, nurturing her tomatoes, zucchini, lettuce, green beans, jalapenos, watermelon, and sweet potatoes.
I love Michele’s garden too: I get to eat the produce it generates. The problem is, so
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. - Charles Darwin
The focus on college and career readiness has long historical roots in public education. Other than the well rounded adult and the
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During the past four years, I am delighted to share that Teaching Numeracy has been the focus of many book studies, Professional Learning Communities (PLC), and district-wide initiatives.
How grateful I am to hear my 10-year
[caption id="attachment_2456" align="alignright" width="200"] The Skatepark Mathematics Extravaganza teaches fundamental mathematics concepts in algebra and geometry.[/caption]
Contributed by William H. Robertson, Ph.D. aka Dr. Skateboard
How can you get young people interested in science and mathematics? What efforts are there to integrate the experiences of students into the things
In the near future, over one million jobs will open up in science, engineering and mathematics, but only 200,000 graduates will have the skills to fill them. As a part of education reform for the future, President Obama has consistently called for improvements in STEM