As a pre-service teacher, one of the most exciting, challenging, exhausting, and rewarding experiences is student teaching. During my student teaching semester, I was placed in a Common Core Math 1 class at a high school in Wake County, North Carolina. I found that as a CCM 1 teacher, understanding the mathematical content is
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The Common Core State Standards have certainly heightened the focus on statistics in math classes. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the middle grades, where the emphasis on data has not simply increased, but increased dramatically. Middle grades teachers looking for resources to help their students become statistically literate–and meet Common Core State Standards–will find
As I embark on 2014, I reflect upon the many competing, yet interdependent, tensions discussed in education circles in 2013. In conferences, classrooms and statehouses, adults who care about kids debated the best ways to implement: New academic standards (Common Core State Standards or other College and Career Ready Standards)
It's an exciting morning here at SAS. We just found out we are ranked #2 on this year's FORTUNE Best Companies to Work For list. SAS has been on the U.S. list every year since FORTUNE first published it. We've been in the top 10 many times with back-to-back No.
As I crossed the finished line, I could feel the tears welling up. “Don’t do it," I thought. "Athletes don’t cry." Somehow, I managed to pull myself together, but instead of my usual post-race celebration of high fives and cheering on other runners, I walked to the race result board
Editor's Note: Julie Stern is a 6th-grade English language arts teacher at East Cary Middle School in Cary, NC. She is currently working towards certification as a Curriculum Pathways® Master Teacher. In this guest post, Julie describes how her students and colleagues have responded to new digital resources. As teachers,
With the others, I filed into the school gymnasium, my super zoom camera lens at the ready and a nervous smile on my face. Across the room, I caught a glimpse of my unsmiling daughter, and my apprehension grew about how this awards day program would play out for her.
You only have to glance at the daily news to know how important the understanding of civics, economics, geography, and history is for students today. And yet social studies can get lost in an education environment steeped in the science, technology, engineering, and math of STEM—and in the time-honored pillars
Teachers have more than enough to juggle each day, lacking the time to search for, and find, high-quality curricular resources online. When I would search for lesson plan supplements, I would often get lost in Google's abyss of results, spending far too much precious time sifting through mediocre materials. Until