Importance of "High-Quality"

We sit at the heart of what’s now known as the high-quality curriculum movement. As part of that movement, we believe that knowledge-building...

Old Painting, New Ideas

My daughter is bright, creative, and loves history.  She’s intellectually curious.  

She’s also dyslexic. That meant for a frustrating school...

Building a Classroom Community of Readers

Do you remember that look of excitement and joy on your students’ faces when they discovered “that book” that was the catalyst for their love of...

How to Use Visual Art to Build Literacy

Before becoming an elementary school teacher, I was an art educator at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. My goal was to make modern art...

Problem Sets: Time Frame Not Task Frame

FROM THE FIELD

What do we all need more of? TIME! Whether it is time to finish projects in our personal or professional lives, I don’t think I...

Application of the Tape Diagram—A Tool For Problem Solving

STRATEGIES

A load of bricks is twice as heavy as a load of sticks. The total weight of 4 loads of bricks and 4 loads of sticks is 771 kilograms....

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