Harvesting Your Writing

Harvesting Your Writing

The process of writing involves simple steps in order to produce a final document. These steps include brainstorming ideas, webbing or mind-mapping, writing, editing, revising, and finally sharing the completed document; they can be compared to the steps involved in...
Start a Writing Revolution in Your School!

Start a Writing Revolution in Your School!

  We are in the midst of a national crisis in writing. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, less than 30% of grade 4, 8, and 12 students in the nation are proficient in writing. The same report found that only 1 percent of 12th-graders...
Creative Thinking vs. Critical Thinking

Creative Thinking vs. Critical Thinking

by Johnathan Chase, Middle and High School Social Studies Teacher Many education reformers are convinced the Common Core State Standards will improve the career readiness of all students. Unfortunately, the standards demand students think critically as they stay...
A Primer on Common Core Writing Standards

A Primer on Common Core Writing Standards

Common Core adoption around the nation has prompted educators to seek new curricula. One trend is to implement blended reading/writing programs, so as to kill two birds with one stone. Unfortunately, these types of programs are not delivering results. In our 20 years...
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