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December 2009 Blog Posts (2)

New text: Curriculum 21: Essential Education For A Changing World

ASCD has just published "Curriculum 21- Essential Education for A Changing World." I think this new text should be on the desk of every principal. (In fact, many ASCD members will be receiving it during the month of January.) It was edited by Heidi Hayes Jacobs. (Full disclosure: the book includes a chapter I wrote on media literacy). Happy New Year and happy… Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on December 31, 2009 at 1:12pm — 2 Comments

Special Ed Teacher Uses Superheroes To Engage Students

A Kentucky special-education teacher says a classroom unit about superheroes helps engage and focus his students in academic learning. Middle-school teacher Jeremy Belcher says that creating background stories for superheroes helps with writing skills, while graphs and charts detailing the heroes' powers help with science and math. "We go full class periods with them totally focused and into what they're doing," Belcher said. Details… Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on December 31, 2009 at 11:45am — No Comments

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