Why Teachers Don’t Like the Common Core

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Although Arne Duncan, Jeb Bush, the New York Times, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Exxon Mobil have done their best to create an air of inevitability about the Common Core (the train has left the station), parents and teachers continue to object to the imposition of these untested standards written mostly by non-educators. In this article, which appeared in the Journal News in the Lower Hudson Valley of New York, Melissa Heckler…

Pumpkin Ice Cream – For Pie, Lattes or Shakes!

Originally posted on CutterLight:
Perfectly spiced pumpkin ice cream adds another layer of delicious pumpkin to a classic fall dessert. Fall is always accompanied by the need to satisfy pumpkin urges: pumpkin bread, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin risotto and even pumpkin pasta. As we add to our collection of ice cream recipes, pumpkin seemed an appropriate seasonal choice for a dessert that never seems too cold, even if the outside Arctic temperatures are plunging below zero. For this recipe, I turned…

How would YOU prevent the Path to Panem? A Hunger Games OOC for students 13 and up

The Birth of an OOC A few months ago, I was facilitating the Twitter chat for the #ETLEAD course and I saw that Verena Roberts was involved in a conversation about creating a Hunger Games social media experience for K-12 students. She was brainstorming with a few others what that experience might look like. She was consulting with Educurious to create a Hunger Games MOOC-type experience and was looking for input. I jumped into the conversation. I was thinking about usingRead more