Courtney Hanes (12)



Success: If We Can’t Define It, How Can We Expect It?

What would most help all students (in -- fill in your district) to be successful? How many times have you heard this question? My response is -- how do you measure success? What is success? And, how do we know we have achieved it?

4 months ago by

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What Educators Can Learn From Pete Seeger

With all the current talk about Common Core Standards, I can’t help but wonder why there is not a larger focus on civics education, on creating thoughtful and informed citizens who care enough to get involved, and are liberated to make a difference. This is what educators can learn from Pete Seeger.

5 months ago by

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Teaching Common Core Through Integrated History and Language Arts

We will walk participants through the websites to highlight how we use them in our integrated History/Language Arts model, focusing specifically on the Zoot Suit Riots and Scopes Monkey Trial. As an English teacher, it is my responsibility to support literacy across the disciplines. If History is an account of the past...

7 months ago by

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Teaching the Common Core Standards Means Designing Real and Engaging Learning Experiences

Regardless of what you call it, good teaching is good teaching. The Common Core Standards are not new when you look at them carefully. They are refreshing. There, I’ve said it.

8 months ago by

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Riverside Unified School District Gooru Pilot Project

RUSD has created small pilot groups consisting of teachers and Instructional Services Specialists that will assist in supporting and training teachers to integrate technology into the classroom, and contribute to the RUSD “Build Your Own School” initiative.

10 months ago by


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What is the Problem With Professional Development?

Courtney Hanes explains the idea of shifting from professional development to professional growth.

one year ago by

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Creating Curriculum with Meaning and Purpose

I have come to realize when it comes to curriculum, nothing is more important than the child, and the willingness to remain flexible with the planning process. This creative process is art, and contributes to what Seth Godin refers to as becoming indispensable in his twelfth book, Linchpin.

one year ago by