A blog to share information on literacy strategies across contents and grade levels. Metacognitive strategies included. "Metacognition is, put simply, thinking about one's thinking. More precisely, it refers to the processes used to plan, monitor, and assess one's understanding and performance. Metacognition includes a critical awareness of a) one's thinking and learning and b) oneself as a thinker and learner." -- Vanderbilt University
7 reasons why states should embrace the Common Core State Standards
"A common standard does not mean a 'watered-down' standard," writes North Carolina-based principal Steven Weber. "Standards are the 'what' and curriculum is the 'how.' The 'how' may look different in each classroom, but the standards are the same." In a guest Whole Child Blog post, Weber explains how the Common Core State Standards can help educators reach a shared goal. He provides seven specific reasons why the standards are beneficial and should be supported. Read on.