Curriculum

What Do a Musician, Actor, and Teacher All Have in Common? Guided Instruction

Detailed lesson guides are an effective way to approach instructional design and an empowering way to support teachers.

The Challenges of Curriculum Materials as a Reform Lever

There is increasing momentum behind the idea that curriculum materials, including textbooks, represent a powerful lever for education reform. This report identifies some specific challenges faced by this approach.

New Evidence on the Benefits of Small Group Math Instruction for Young Children

Small group instruction is ubiquitous in elementary schools when it comes to reading, but not for math. This study provides some preliminary evidence that small group instruction may be a promising approach for math instruction as well.

Straight Up Conversation: Math Guru Richard Rusczyk

Richard Rusczyk is the founder of the Art of Problem Solving (AoPS), a math curriculum and online learning community that supports students who excel in math.

Meta-Analysis Confirms Effectiveness of an Old School Approach: Direct Instruction

Shouldn’t half a century and hundreds of studies be enough to earn Direct Instruction a little respect if education is so evidence-based?

Can Hot Wheels Change the Way We Teach STEM?

Researchers developed a hands-on curriculum and professional development lessons teaching basic physics using the popular toys, then conducted a randomized controlled trial.

Top Charter Networks Turning Attention to Curriculum

Rather than viewing curricular uniformity as a straightjacket, KIPP decided to build a coherent curriculum as a resource for its teachers.

Straight Up Conversation: 2017 National History Teacher of the Year Sara Ziemnik

A chat with Sara Ziemnik about teaching history and how to nurture open and respectful debate in an era of polarization and general nastiness.

In the News: ‘Open’ Curricula Offerings Expand to Social Studies

The Core Knowledge Foundation has released a free online social studies curriculum for grades 3 to 5.

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