Best of the Edu Blogs
The Curriculum Corner
Jill McEldowney and Cathy Henry have mined their years in the classroom to create this brass-tacks site offering everything from printable math tools to organizational binders to author mentor studies.
Stories From School: Practice Meets Policy
From the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession comes a ruminative multi-teacher blog with posts on assessment, parent involvement, mentoring, and “life in the classroom.”
Nerdy Book Club
An all-star quartet of teacher book nerds—including “Book Whisperer” Donalyn Miller—keeps this site humming, and invites others to participate as guest bloggers; author posts, book reviews, and more are featured.
Books You, and We, Love
New, and on Our Radar:
• STEM to Story: Enthralling and Effective Lesson Plans for Grades 5–8
by 826 National, edited by Jennifer Traig
• Transformational Literacy: Making the Common Core Shift With Work That Matters
by Ron Berger et al.
On Your Lists:
“As a reading teacher, I’ll go with the ‘curriculum’ category. On my list are two for differentiating classrooms. Both contain easy-to-use assessments that students enjoy completing.” —Ellen Palmer, teacher adviser
• 25 Quick Formative Assessments for a Differentiated Classroom by Judith Dodge
• Assessments for Differentiating Reading Instruction by Laura Robb
"To incorporate shorter, more meaningful texts during math workshop, I like to use Greg Tang’s math stories.” —Lyssa Sahadevan, teacher adviser
• Math Fables: Lessons That Count by Greg Tang
• The Grapes of Math by Greg Tang