Questioning the Author: Unlocking and Weaving Together Knowledge Rich Text

Making Knowledge [Actually] Rich We're currently in the midst of an exciting shift in how reading is being taught. Backlash after decades of teaching to the test with┬áskills and strategies has brought renewed enthusiasm for cohesive curricula that deliberately develops depth and breadth of student knowledge. What is less clear, however, is how to most … Continue reading Questioning the Author: Unlocking and Weaving Together Knowledge Rich Text

Scaffolding the Curriculum Renaissance with Explicit Instruction

A previous post argued that curriculum and instruction should be considered two sides of the same coin to be improved together, not separately. This post will detail the delivery and design components of explicit instruction and how they can be used to better scaffold the curriculum renaissance. The [Controversial] Superiority of Explicit Instruction Explicit instruction … Continue reading Scaffolding the Curriculum Renaissance with Explicit Instruction

On Curriculum: How Pinterest and TpT Exacerbate Inequity

The Importance of Content Knowledge and Curriculum The daily instructional choices of teachers are increasingly being embraced as key levers for reducing educational disparities in schools. Using the Glossary of Education Reform definition, a curriculum should be understood broadly as: the knowledge and skills students are expected to learn mandated learning┬ástandards or learning objectives the … Continue reading On Curriculum: How Pinterest and TpT Exacerbate Inequity