Words that Endure

I’ve recently been doing a major spring/summer cleaning at my house. I’m an admitted neatnik as it is, but I’m also both a practical and a sentimental saver. As a professional writer, I know that hard-sought contact information and resources can be...

A Sense of Agency and Creation Through the Arts

In my post Why Support the Arts? I noted six points summarized from an article “Willingham: Six Practical Reasons Why Arts Education is Not a Mere Luxury” (Washington Post, November 23, 2009) by cognitive scientist Dan Willingham. Development psychologist Jerry...

Are Your Male Students as Wild as Unruly Elephant Calves?

Last month I touched on the topic of males as readers in my blog post Snakes, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails. The research I interesting to me and motivated me to read more. I skimmed and scanned Boys and Girls Learn Differently! by Michael Gurian. This brain-based...

The New CCSSO Mathematics Standards are Here!

The new framework for national standards has arrived, and it is a powerful document. The committee garnered a lot of feedback from the mathematics education community and created a set of standards that did exactly what it set out to do; lessen the number of standards...