character education

Character Education

Definition This curriculum method revolves around developing “good character” in students by practicing and teaching moral values and decision making. Basic Elements Character education assumes that schools don’t just have the responsibility to help students get “smart,” they also have … Continue reading

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language teaching methods

Whole Language

Definition This philosophy about curriculum–in both language arts and a broader, more general program–is based on recent research of how children acquire oral and written language skills.

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curriculum

Core Curriculum

Definition In a core curriculum, a predetermined body of skills, knowledge, and abilities is taught to all students. Discussion The core curriculum movement assumes there is a uniform body of knowledge that all students should know. Presumably, this curriculum will … Continue reading

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Activities

TXT Me L8r!

FYI my little 1s (3rd g8rs) just did a unit re: how 2 rite a ltr. Like, a ltr ltr. Old skool, LOL. U haf 2 start w the d8 @ the top. Nxt rite ur address. Not ur email… like @ ur house. Then ur BFF’s address 2.  U… Read More


Curriculum

You Majored in What?!

Graduation season is upon us, the time when we pause to celebrate the accomplishments of newly-minted degree-holders. Of course, in economic times such as these, there’s no guarantee that a new graduate, professionally green and facing unprecedented competition for jobs, will land solid employment just on the strength of a… Read More


Activities

Science Through Literature in Inner City Schools

It was very exciting – and a little intimidating – to be invited to spend a day at an inner-city high school in Los Angeles.  I have spent over a decade developing and promoting an interdisciplinary approach to teaching core concepts in science and mathematics; throwing out the traditional text… Read More




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