In-Demand Job Skills and the (Mobile) Learning Process by Lucy Kosturko was originally published on Getting Smart. At a recent high school practice, an earnest young player asked her coach if he’d like to see her certificate from soccer camp. “I made an A,” she said. The coach—with characteristic athletic-department
5 Projects for Your Project-Based Learning Classroom This Year by Lucy Kosturko was originally published on Getting Smart. I run. By no means do I call myself a “runner,” but I enter races now and then. That means I train—a couple of miles on weekdays, long runs on the weekend.
In my school days, I recall making a dishonest, last-ditch effort to explain an English-class delinquency by claiming, “The dog ate my homework.” Perhaps some teachers are gullible enough to believe this bit of gastronomic nonsense. But none of them taught at St Pius X School in Rochester, NY. That
Let me start by stating the obvious: teaching students to write well is hard. Yet teachers who have had success at the elementary level know that young writers can thrive when certain conditions and practices exist in the classroom. For instance, they know students need to be given time to
As we wrap up 2014, we take a look back at a fabulous year here at Curriculum Pathways. This year brought record registrations, skyrocketing student usage, and continued creativity in resource/app integration. Of our 1,250+ (free!) resources, here are this year's most loved. Top 3 Resources 1. Algebra 1. Explore video and
Although most often used as a tool to refine an entire essay, Writing Reviser also offers innovative opportunities to isolate and overcome some of the most durable stumbling blocks to forceful writing. Let’s consider one perennial obstacle: recognizing—and choosing skillfully between—active and passive verbs. In the traditional approach, students look
This is the second in a series detailing how SAS Curriculum Pathways supports the Advanced Placement curriculum. For an introduction and overview, check out this earlier post. One of the joys of teaching Advanced Placement English is helping students learn to analyze and write about complex texts. Whether you ask them to