Math teachers need a strong background in the subject in order to meet the needs of their students. This requirement has been intensified as the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) begins.
Archive for February, 2012
Recent research may help school leaders with two important challenges that they face on a daily basis. First, in these tight budget times with fewer teachers, larger classes, and fewer resources, how do we improve student performance? How do we do more with less? What are some no-cost ways that we can improve our schools? [...]
Standards don’t improve student achievement. Schools and teachers teaching more rigorous standards improve student performance.
Because of that precise educational moment of truth one of the main points of emphasis with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics is the requirement to show real world applications of the material being taught. This objective, if fully embraced, will result in a significantly altered the approach to teaching math, especially at the elementary level
A minute is all it will take to read one of my summaries of current articles on the Common Core State Standards. Recently, I was explaining “close reading” to a colleague. After I hung up, I remembered the summary of an article that I had posted on my Common Core newsletter. So, I immediately emailed [...]
Teachers, particularly math teachers, who know their subjects better, improve student achievement more than teachers who have less expertise in their content areas. In other words, teachers have to know math before they can teach math, and the better they know it, the better they teach it.
Despite those negative comments, a switch from print to electronics is a necessary step. Textbooks have become a major financial sinkhole in education.