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Common Core = Common Sense

As many of us have seen, the predominant literature in many educational publications recently has been about the Common Core, and most specifically, around ELA and non- fiction texts.  As I prepare to enter my 20th year in education, I am astounded by the groups which continue to promote the “pendulum effect” for our teachers.  Those would be the extremists that cry, “All reading in the Common Core era must be non-fiction, no more fictional texts”. I wonder if some of us have lost the good…See More
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Common Core = Common Sense

Posted on March 3, 2013 at 7:22pm 0 Comments

As many of us have seen, the predominant literature in many educational publications recently has been about the Common Core, and most specifically, around ELA and non- fiction texts.  As I prepare to enter my 20th year in education, I am astounded by the groups which continue to promote the “pendulum effect” for our teachers.  Those would be the extremists that cry, “All reading in the Common Core era must be non-fiction, no more fictional texts”. 

I wonder if some of us…

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Here are 10 Methods That Help to Improve Essay Writing Skills

Essay writing is a serious business. Some of us just write essays as an assignment for school or college and some want to be great writers and create essays to practice their skills and deliver some work. No matter that the initial reason is, writing essays is a skill that everyone needs to have and to develop. If you believe that you are not yet a guru or creating quality essays, the following methods are for you. Read more booksA person who reads a lot will always be a better writer than…See More
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The Road That Should Not Be Taken

I remember way back in the 70’s, I think it was Time magazine that came out with an article listing the most difficult jobs in America. I remember it because at the top of that list was the job of an eighth grade English teacher. Time based its list on the number of decisions an individual had to make on the job. Of course as an…See More
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The Road That Should Not Be Taken

I remember way back in the 70’s, I think it was Time magazine that came out with an article listing the most difficult jobs in America. I remember it because at the top of that list was the job of an eighth grade English teacher. Time based its list on the number of decisions an individual had to make on the job. Of course as an…See More
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