decemberThese are articles titles listed in categories that I have posted to my site in the month of December. I hope you find them useful in your instructional practice.


Time Magazine 10 Top Everything of 2013

U.S. High-School Students Slip in Global Rankings |By Stephanie Banchero | Wall Street Journal

PISA Day The Real Work is Just Beginning

The Deepest Learners: What PISA Can Reveal About the Learning that Matters

Massachusetts shows what reforms are necessary to help students succeed| By Neera Tanden, Paul Reville US News

Q&A: Common Questions About the Common Core | By Adrienne Lu

New Feature: What’s Going On in This Picture?| By Katherine Schulten

Training Teachers to Teach Critical Thinking|Edutopia By Mariko Nobori

You Can’t Teach Understanding |By Grant Wiggins

800 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation|Edutopia

10 Commandments for New Teachers |The Guardian


Survey finds dads defy stereotypes about black fatherhood  |LA Times | By Emily Alpert Reyes

The 11-Year-Old Fashion Entrepreneur Behind ‘Mo’s Bows’| By  Karsten Strauss, Forbes Staff

The Pitfalls of Parenting| By Danielle C. Belton


3 Ways to Empower Common Core Writing

How Visual Thinking Improves Writing|By Katrina Schwartz

Reading Meet the Common Core

12 Amazing Authors Reading Live To Your Classroom

The Biggest “No-No” in Reading Instruction|BY Toni McCray

English Language Learner

 ESL Students in the General Education Classroom | By Claire McMahon


The Surprising Ways Social Media Posts Bias Hiring Managers |By Lydia Dishman | Fast Company

The White House Student Film Festival Contest

Anatomy of a Search Page|By Angela Alexander

Codecademy: Hour of Code app teaches programming skills to iPhone owners

Expert-Level Social Media Shortcuts Worth Knowing| By Katie Lepi |Edudemic


Different examples of formative assessment

Social Studies/History

The New York Times 2013 The Year in Pictures

Santa Tracker

Nelson Mandela Resources for Educators| By Teachers.Net News Desk


Neil deGrasse Tyson: By the Book

Star Power | By Rose Cahalan

Behavior Management

Buddy bench at Roundtown Elementary to help foster friendships