Take 5: The Power of Literacy to Unlock Math, the New SAT, Bouncing Back From Failure, and More
This week's post is all over the place (much like we are this time of year in the land of education). We've got math on the brain with a dive into teaching that uses literacy to improve math instruction and a TED Talk that every educator should see (regardless of the subject they teach). Plus, a look at the newest addition to the SAT, how teachers can bounce back from classroom "fails,"and the systemic problem of deepening school segregation in America. So take 5 and explore all the things we've been thinking about.
You don't want to miss this article about improving student's math skills through the use of literacy: Game Changing Practice Fuses Math and Literacy.
Every parent and educator should watch this TED Talk, 5 Principles of Extraordinary Math Teaching. Wow!
This week's top educational story was the announcement of plans to add an adversity score to the SAT. You can find out the basics here. If you want to hear arguments in favor of and against, I recommend both of these reads, The Reasoning Behind the New SAT's Disadvantage Score and The SAT's Bogus 'Adversity Score.
EdWeek's How Can Teachers Bounce Back from Failure? is a compelling reminder about the need to challenge ourselves as educators to take risk.
Last week marked the 65th anniversary of the Landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. Threatening the Future; The High Stakes of Deepening School Segregation explores America's ongoing struggle with school segregation.
What are you reading this week? We'd love to hear from you.
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