Common Core Standards, Pedagogy and Principal Leadership

The impetus behind the development of common core standards was threefold: to hold schools responsible for fewer curricular objectives but taught in depth and mastered by students; to increase challenge and ensure that students were engaged in a rigorous curriculum;...

Thinking about Thinking

Metacognition, even with its five syllables, has a simple definition. Metacognition is thinking about our thinking. As a mother, I see my four year old daughter practice metagcognition on a daily basis. Most often it’s when she is practicing using new words in speech...

Culture Club- An Assignment Reflection

I talk about culture all the time, mostly in the context of literacy, but also in relation to college-going, school climate, and the arts. I’ve never been hard-pressed to offer a suitable definition for culture in any of these scenarios, but when you remove the word...