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What are Essential Questions? Explained by Experts

What are Essential Questions? Explained by Experts

Heidi Hayes Jacobs Explains Essential Questions An essential question helps students engage with their existing knowledge base and draw new patterns between the ideas - there is no singular right ...
10 Surprising Curriculum Statistics That'll Help Your School

10 Surprising Curriculum Statistics That’ll Help Your School

Recently Chalk collaborated with Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs to bring thousands of educators free professional development seminars focusing on curriculum mapping. We wanted to share what we learned from these ...

Heidi Hayes Jacobs Reviews Curriculum Mapping and Role of Standards

This video is part of a longer series To help you learn more about curriculum mapping, Chalk has partnered with Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs to bring you 3 informative on-demand ...
Don’t Be Fooled: Textbooks Are Not Your Curriculum

Don’t Be Fooled: Textbooks Are Not Your Curriculum

Saying your curriculum is your textbook is a lot like saying your restaurant is the menu or that you’re baking a cake with only flour. It’s part of the equation, ...
How to Create a Curriculum Map? [Infographic]

How to Create a Curriculum Map? [Infographic]

This infographic shows you how to create a curriculum map that's easy to follow and understand for student success. You can download this infographic below. Download This Curriculum Map Infographic ...
Curriculum Map Review Process [Infographic]

Curriculum Map Review Process [Infographic]

This infographic guides you through the Curriculum Map Review Process. There are 8 steps within the process that schools can review and what exactly they need to do within these ...
How To Give And Receive Effective Feedback To Teachers

How To Give And Receive Effective Feedback To Teachers

“How was your service today?” “Would you like to rate us five stars?” “What do you think of our product?” “How’s my driving?” Our days are full of requests for ...
Why do you need to Focus on Concept-Based Curriculum

Why do you need to Focus on Concept-Based Curriculum

What role does the Pythagorean theorem play in your curriculum? According to the Common Core standards, every eighth-grade student should learn that a2 + b2 = c2. It’s fundamental knowledge ...
7 Tips for Teachers Who Want Better Work-Life Balance

7 Tips for Teachers Who Want Better Work-Life Balance

Netflix and chill? More like Netflix and grade. If your weekend plans include more marking papers and planning lessons than family time and laundry, if you find yourself paying more ...

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