Author

Robert Pondiscio

    Author Website: http://citizenshipfirst.us/blog/


    Author Bio:
    A former 5th-grade teacher, Robert Pondiscio is the executive director of CitizenshipFirst. He was previously the director of communications for Core Knowledge.


Articles

‘No Excuses’ Kids Go to College

Will high-flying charters see their low-income students graduate?

SPRING 2013 / VOL. 13, NO. 2

Tools for Teachers

Review of Doug Lemov’s Teach Like a Champion

Spring 2011 / Vol. 11, No. 2

Edutopian Vision

George Lucas reimagines the American classroom

Summer 2010 / Vol. 10, No. 3

Blog Posts/Multimedia

Why Johnny Won’t Learn to Read

We know for a fact that “balanced literacy” has had little effect on closing stubborn achievement gaps. So why is New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina bringing it back?

07/09/2014

A Missed Opportunity for Common Core

Common Core supporters should be showcasing lessons that represent a sharp break with the skills-driven, all-texts-are-created-equal approach that has come to dominate too many classrooms.

07/03/2014

Conscious Incompetence: New Ed-School Grads are Unprepared to Teach — and We Seem Fine With That

Ask a teacher about his or her first year in the classroom and you’ll hear, either with a smile or a shudder, how “nothing prepared me for my first year as a teacher.”

06/30/2014

GPAs, SATs, and TMI?

Our elite universities, should they wish, could end epic oversharing, help student writing, and improve college readiness in one fell swoop.

06/18/2014

Relentless Relentlessness

Steve Farr’s Teaching as Leadership lives in the shadow of Doug Lemov’s Teach Like a Champion

02/15/2011
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