Closing the Content Knowledge Gap

By Elisha Burns, RAFT Fellow Let me be one of the first to say there is an elephant in the room of education and it is called content knowledge.  As a teacher that has spent a few years teaching I can honestly say that the new Common Core curriculum has really opened...

Learning the Art of Engagment

By Earlene Coleman B.A.,M.Ed   It can be a little unsettling when you think you’re teaching the perfect lesson and actually very few students are paying attention.  Teaching has often been called a “noble profession,” one requiring diligence, patience, and...

Creative Reuse Center Established in Taipei

By Betty Ko, Director, Lovely Taiwan Foundation Tricycles made of chairs from bus and classroom In the center of a busy and bustling Taipei, lies a cleverly titled building called the Creative Reuse Center (CRC). The CRC is a place that’s based on creativity as...

It’s Okay to Make Mistakes!

By Jeanne Lazzarini, Math Master Educator/R&D Specialist, RAFT I have often shared with my students that I make mistakes, and I have learned so much because of them! Sometimes I even purposefully made a mistake in a math lesson to see if students take notice! Let...

How does math relate to real life?

By Jeanne Lazzarini, Math Master Educator/R&D Specialist, RAFTHow does math relate to real life?  One way is to take a look at the shape of a cloud, a mountain, a coastline, or a tree!  You might be surprised to find that many patterns in nature, called fractals,...

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