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With the implementation of the Common Core, teachers and administrators alike have made changes in their curriculum and instructional practices. To ease the transition between the old and new, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) has devised suggestions and a structure that will not only support the Common Core but also prepare students adequately for state assessments.
In the area of mathematics, there are many important…Continue
Added by Angelina Perez on October 24, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
Last week we looked at ways to prepare students for the PARCC assessment without falling prey to simply “teaching to the test”. With the following recommendations, math teachers will not only prepare their students for the new assessment but also continue to motivate them to enhance their mathematical proficiency.
The PARCC test will reflect the Common Core Content standards, and those who have been teaching math for years must now adjust:…Continue
Added by Angelina Perez on October 24, 2015 at 6:28am — No Comments
|Author Jay Dubya issues a major press release about the publication of his 50th hardcover/paperback/ebook!|
|The Psychic Dimension, Part II: Stunning Collection of Sci-Fi/Paranormal Short Stories Marks Staggering 50th Release for Author Jay Dubya.…|
Added by Jay Dubya on October 23, 2015 at 5:39am — No Comments
I can’t believe it’s been nearly a year since I wrote ‘the end’ on a new novel. When I finished my last book, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, I decided to heed my own advice from the book and spend more time enjoying life and the outdoors and less time isolated from the world, writing. As the theme of the book states, “enjoy each day to its fullest”.
I knew starting a new book would consume me, and since I finished AS IT IS IN HEAVEN at the beginning of spring, I didn’t want to lose a…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on October 22, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Eric is a criminal defense attorney that lives in Weston, FL. He has handled everything from DUI to murder. Eric writes crime fiction, drawing from his experience working in the legal…Continue
Added by Kelsey McBride on October 22, 2015 at 6:26pm — No Comments
John Daniel, editor and writer, is my blog guest today and he's discussing three vital tools for writers. Have a look: http://jrlindermuth.blogspot.com/
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October 19th 2015
Three weeks now since I wrote my last blog entry and a lot of water has passed under the bridge since then. Two weeks of those three we spent in Spain, visiting our old haunts and seeing a lot of our old friends. The majority of those were at Torrevieja Christian Fellowship (TCF), while others were close friends of ours outside the church. It was great to see everybody and an absolute joy to share our time with them all. I picked up a chest infection while we were…Continue
Added by Michael on October 19, 2015 at 8:07am — No Comments
Jay Dubya's Enchanta and Pot of Gold are #1 and #2 in Hardcover Fantasy out of 538 titles at Rakuten (Buy.com)., going ahead of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales. Space Bugs, also by Jay Dubya, lists as #4 in Hardcover Fantasy.
Added by Jay Dubya on October 18, 2015 at 7:26am — No Comments
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I'm John Daniel's guest today. My topic is perception and there's also an excerpt from my latest novel, Something So Divine: http://johnmdaniel.blogspot.com/2015/10/what-do-stories-do.html#comment-form
Added by J. R. Lindermuth on October 17, 2015 at 12:22pm — No Comments
It’s been a while since I posted my thoughts. Like many writers often do, I decided to take a break from marketing and social networking and concentrate on editing and revising my books. For the last three months, I have done nothing but re-read and tweak my stories until every single page entices the reader to want more.
I finished the revisions, let them stew and mature for a while, and then read them again, just to be certain they are ready for the world market. I believe…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on October 16, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Let CBM create a professional book trailer for you that showcases your book. Video book trailers are powerful. The movie industry has used movie trailers for years and today's best selling authors use video book trailers to powerfully promote their books. If you already have a video book trailer, you might consider having us release a fresh new video book trailer for…Continue
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A typical prompt you might see for an explanatory writing assignment might be to explain an old saying, such as “No news is good news.” Explaining an old saying can be a good exercise in clarifying something, which can help you write better on all of your writing assignments.
The challenge to explaining some old adages and sayings is that they refer to ways…Continue
Added by Angelina Perez on October 16, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
For teachers, getting a 3D printer into a classroom or lab setting is no easy feat. It will undoubtedly involve applying for a tech grant. Though the idea of having 3D printer technology available to enhance the learning experience of students is appealing to many teachers, the act of having to write out a lengthy grant to get one is not. Administrators take note: having your teachers apply for grants to procure 3D printing in their classroom is not leading, nor is it going to get you any…Continue
Added by Angelina Perez on October 16, 2015 at 6:52am — No Comments
It’s August, and two things are certain: it’s 100 degrees here in Texas (be glad if you live up north), and the new school year is upon us. One of my favorite bloggers, Jen Hatmaker, describes the feeling she gets as the activities of summer break begin to wear her down as a parent:
“The wheels have come off, dear ones. I did my part: the fun camps, the trips, the pool, the lake, the snow cones, the Good Times, and now it is all dead to me. I’ve reached the outer limits of my…Continue
Added by Angelina Perez on October 16, 2015 at 6:45am — No Comments
As parents, we often worry about how we can actively help ours children’s education. Most of us aren’t teachers; we do not work in schools. In fact, we do not always even understand the standards they are supposed to learn, let alone know how to help them. But there is one activity we can do regularly that keeps us engaged with our kids, and helps their education at the same time: reading.…Continue
Added by Angelina Perez on October 16, 2015 at 6:37am — No Comments
Good informative writing often begins by asking questions. “Why” questions often prompt some of the most interesting informative writing. You may wonder why relatives at a family reunion disagree so strongly about whether a particular flag should or should not be removed from state property. To understand the controversy, you could interview relatives on opposing sides of the issue, read articles and opinion pieces in newspapers or internet media outlets, or research the history of the…Continue
Added by Angelina Perez on October 16, 2015 at 6:16am — No Comments
Amidst much concern over the state of standardized testing across the nation, Little Ferry School District in North New Jersey has indicated it is one of several school districts pleased with the recent changes announced to next school year’s PARCC testing. In a recent article published in NorthJersey.com local news, a spokesperson for the district indicated the changes being made by PARCC are positive ones.
In May, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College…
Added by Angelina Perez on October 16, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments