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Put Thoughtful Research into Practice for Struggling Math Learners
Posted on Mar 23, 2016
  • John Woodward
Tags
  • Common Core
  • Math
  • NCTM Standards
  • State Standards
  • Struggling Students
Put Thoughtful Research into Practice for Struggling Math Learners

In my previous blog, I argued for a dual topic approach to curriculum design. The framework outlined in that blog is based on a variety of research. Some of this research is drawn from psychology and studies of human learning. These involve the development of automaticity and controlling cognitive load. Other design elements are associated with what we have learned over the years from international research, particularly the way successful countries focus on fewer topics with greater depth in their math curricula. Still other research is a synthesis of what we believe are best instructional practices in remedial and special education.

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Ways to Celebrate 'Music in Our Schools Month'
Posted on Mar 9, 2016
  • AshaLee Ortiz
Tags
  • General Education
  • Literacy
  • Math
Ways to Celebrate 'Music in Our Schools Month'

Advocacy for music in public education is important because it seems that in today’s society, where quality education is summarily evaluated by data from test scores, arts education is constantly threatened.

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What Do Struggling Learners Need in Math Instruction?
Posted on Nov 18, 2015
  • John Woodward
Tags
  • Common Core
  • Math
  • NCTM Standards
  • State Standards
What Do Struggling Learners Need in Math Instruction?

It takes time for research to be translated into practice, particularly when it comes to textbooks. For example, it was nearly 20 years ago when U.S. math educators examined the textbooks and instructional practices of highly successful countries around the world, only to determine what we already knew.

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