Teachers, we’ve heard you – more than 20,000 of you in fact

Anne Sparkman  February 25th, 2014 

Teachers leave an indelible imprint on their students’ lives, and, as the ones in the classroom on a daily basis, they’re on the frontlines of education-feeling shifts as...

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Honoring Black History (and a list of 50+ books for students)

Suzanne McCabe  February 21st, 2014  Comments • 2

When I was in sixth grade, my older brother handed me a paperback book. I don’t remember what he said, but I knew by the look on his face that I had to read it.

Meet the Super Teachers!

Tara Welty  February 19th, 2014 

Superman may be able to fly, but can he teach fractions? To our minds, that’s a true superpower. And thousands of incredible teachers do it brilliantly every day. The...

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E-Learning eliminates snow days

Alexandra Wladich  February 12th, 2014 

With winter storms popping up all over the country (and let’s not forget about the polar vortex!) many schools have closed their doors during inclement weather this winter...

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School principals feel the squeeze

Duncan Young  February 11th, 2014 

Sue Szachowicz, former principal of Brockton HS, is one of the most well-respected and well-known instructional leaders in the country. At Brockton, she and her team...

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The Olympics in your classroom

Anne Sparkman  February 10th, 2014 

It is official, the 2014 Olympic games have started and I fully admit to being one of the millions watching the different events this weekend. I'm forever amazed by the...

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Statistical skills are vital to career readiness

Allison Wolfe  February 7th, 2014  Comments • 1

In an EdWeek post titled “Statistics: The New ‘It’ Common-Core Subject,” Anna E. Bargagliotti highlights the necessity of fostering data literacy.

Doing math vs. knowing math

Alexandra Wladich  February 6th, 2014 

There is a big difference between getting the right answer and explaining how you got the right answer.

Read often. Mostly silently. Focus on knowledge.

Tyler Reed  February 5th, 2014  Comments • 7

"Read often. Mostly silently. Focus on knowledge."

Literacy through Culture: A focus on Cool Culture

Windy Lopez  February 5th, 2014 

This is the first post in a new Q&A series here on frizzle highlighting the important work of nonprofit and community organizations whose mission is aligned...

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Free teaching resources for Black History Month

Alexandra Wladich  February 3rd, 2014 

As we jump into February we know teachers and parents are looking for resources to use with kids for Black History Month. Scholastic has created a number of FREE resources...

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Growing up black in a white world

Suzanne McCabe  January 31st, 2014 

At age 5, Idris Brewster and his best friend, Seun Summers (shown here, left to right), were accepted at the Dalton School in New York City.

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Why we should encourage children to read what they want

Alexandra Wladich  January 31st, 2014 

Last week Jess introduced us to Jeffrey Wilhelm and Michael Smith, the authors of Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want—and Why We Should Let Them...

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Celebrating the 100th day of school!

Anne Sparkman  January 30th, 2014 

It's about that time of year when schools everywhere are reaching or have just reached the 100th day of the school year. January and February can be tough months;...

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Transforming a school through technology and values

Allison Wolfe  January 29th, 2014 

In a post on eSchoolNews, teacher Patrice Bryan shares the story of her school’s turnaround. Over the course of a decade, Maplewood Richmond Heights High School (MRH) in...

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Turning your passions into powerful learning for your students

Alexandra Wladich  January 28th, 2014 

I recently came across a great article in Education Week that encourages educators to bring their passions and life experiences to the classroom to take their teaching to...

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A “R.E.A.L” need for mentors

Alexandra Wladich  January 24th, 2014 

Did you know that young people who participate in mentoring programs are more likely to pursue higher education than those who did not participate? It’s proven!

Was writing Holden a mistake?

Suzanne McCabe  January 23rd, 2014 

Like many readers, I think about the fictional Holden Caulfield with fondness. When I first read The Catcher in the Rye I was about 12, which may explain why I...

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5 surprising ways that children learn

Alexandra Wladich  January 22nd, 2014 

It’s not every day you see parents letting their children play with their food, but maybe they should. According to this article from TheSpec, allowing children to play...

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Taking notes: To write, or to type? That is the question—

Allison Wolfe  January 17th, 2014 

This week, Katie Lepi shared some interesting facts and tips on note-taking in the digital era.  The infographic in this Edudemic post illustrates some of the tradeoffs...

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Teaching Resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Anne Sparkman  January 16th, 2014 

I believe it may be impossible to NOT be inspired by the words and actions of Martin Luther King, Jr. Next week is a moment that we, as a nation, take a moment to look...

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Not that we don’t love Mary Poppins

Suzanne McCabe  January 15th, 2014 

"I'm not a Mary Poppins kind of person," says Carmen Fariña in a profile in today's New York Times.

A picture perfect classroom

Alexandra Wladich  January 14th, 2014 

Advances in technology have brought new appeal to photography. Platforms like Instagram, which has over 150 million active users, offer endless options for color...

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Developing the ability to make useful products from creative ideas

Anne Sparkman  January 13th, 2014 

Jessica Lahey has a nice piece today on furthering the argument to include art and design into STEM. The idea behind this is not to leave the science behind to allow arts...

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Can Common Core succeed?

Suzanne McCabe  January 9th, 2014 

On Christmas Eve, while one of my nephews was preparing to seize the last of my real estate holdings in Family Guy Monopoly, I missed this PBS segment about the Common...

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