Post Tagged with: "Common Core"

Tap Out! A Quick & Fun Way to Formatively Assess Almost Anything!

Tap Out! A Quick & Fun Way to Formatively Assess Almost Anything!

By Rita Platt Looking for a fresh, fun way to quickly and easily assess your students’ progress? Try having them   “Tap Out!” Step 1: […]

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Real or Fiction? On the Internet it’s Not Always Easy to Tell!

Real or Fiction? On the Internet it’s Not Always Easy to Tell!

Education 2.0, Featured Articles, The Toolbox July 4, 2015 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

By Todd Fitzpatrick and Rita Platt We all know that the internet is a mix of the best and worst information on any given topic. […]

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Testing Does Not Equal Teaching

Testing Does Not Equal Teaching

Featured Articles April 24, 2015 at 5:47 pm Comments are Disabled

By Lori Fox Just this week my students began taking the Wisconsin Badger State Test. Prior to this week the test makers have made numerous […]

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Education Reform: Politics Trumps Reason

Education Reform: Politics Trumps Reason

Featured Articles, The Shift January 17, 2015 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

By Rita Platt & John Wolfe  The arguments over educational reform have always been loud. But, recently, we feel they have risen to the “mad-man with an […]

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Don’t EVER Say That Again! Our List of the Worst Buzz Words in Education

Don’t EVER Say That Again! Our List of the Worst Buzz Words in Education

Featured Articles, The Shift August 24, 2014 at 6:56 pm 5 comments

By John Wolfe and Rita Platt We HATE some of the latest buzz-words in education. Don’t get us wrong, we love teaching and learning. We […]

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Zealous Supporters and Detractors of the Common Core State Standards are Both Wrong

Zealous Supporters and Detractors of the Common Core State Standards are Both Wrong

By John Wolfe and Rita Platt A new poll has come out that suggests the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are losing teacher support. That […]

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Is “College and Career Ready” a case of the Emperor’s New Clothes?

Is “College and Career Ready” a case of the Emperor’s New Clothes?

The Edge of Education September 22, 2013 at 1:33 pm 3 comments

By Rita Platt and John Wolfe These days it is almost impossible to escape the phrase “college and career ready.”   It is the new battle […]

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3 Reasons to Celebrate the Common Core State Standards, and 3 to Be Cautious

3 Reasons to Celebrate the Common Core State Standards, and 3 to Be Cautious

Featured Articles, The Shift February 17, 2013 at 7:59 pm 5 comments

By Rita Platt The debate about the pros and cons of the Common Core State Standards  (CCSS) is raging! At this point most of the […]

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Don’t Throw Out Your Leveled Libraries Yet!  Text Complexity and Helping Students Learn to Pick “Just-Right” Books

Don’t Throw Out Your Leveled Libraries Yet! Text Complexity and Helping Students Learn to Pick “Just-Right” Books

Featured Articles February 5, 2013 at 10:24 pm 4 comments

By: Rita Platt Recently I was at a meeting for reading specialists when the concept of level-appropriate texts came up. Much to my surprise several […]

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