Entries by Educational Epiphany

How does one know whether a curriculum or program of study is worthy of being implemented with “fidelity?”

We are forever and a day asking teachers and school leaders to implement curricula/programs of study with “fidelity.” But all curricula are not created equally and are not deserving of being utilized with blind fidelity. How does one know whether a curriculum or program of study is worthy of being implemented with “fidelity?” And furthermore […]

Meeting the Demands of Writing in Texas

The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills set clear expectations for composition. As students transition to college and careers, they must have the ability to compose, revise and edit a variety of written texts with a clear, controlling thesis, coherent organization, sufficient development, and effective use of language and conventions. In fact, writing tasks will be […]

Unraveling the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics

The mathematics standards outline what students should know and be able to do; however, in order to promote significant student achievement, the complexity of the standards require that teachers have expert knowledge of the nuances of each standard and a new generation of instructional materials complete with common instructional language and tools for building conceptual […]