Good Sports

Good Sports

It’s fall. The temperature is crisp, and the leaves are turning bright. On any given Friday night at almost any high school in the United States, the air is filled with the sound of cheering, marching bands, the thunder of cleats and, hopefully, only the...
What is digital literacy?

What is digital literacy?

What is digital literacy? Looking for ways to build digital literacy in your students by integrating literacy skills and technology into the content areas? A common working definition for digital literacy is: “Digital literacy is the skills, knowledge, creativity and...
Subject-Centered vs. Relationship-Centered Approaches

Subject-Centered vs. Relationship-Centered Approaches

Looking back over past blog posts, I have written about implementing the Common Core State Standards as well as supporting  teacher efforts to make classroom instruction more challenging and engaging.  But an article I read today in Education Week, entitled Taking a...
Struggles Are Teachable Moments

Struggles Are Teachable Moments

  I recently cleaned out my files and bookshelves with the goal of keeping only the essentials I want and need for providing professional development and support for educators. In the purging process, I came across Ted and Nancy Sizer’s gem from 1999 titled, The...
Authentic and Project Based Learning

Authentic and Project Based Learning

The Collaborative for Teaching and Learning had its inception in 1994 as a public-private partnership aimed at equipping Kentucky elementary teachers to implement the primary program, a key provision of the Kentucky Education Reform Act. The primary program grouped...