Common Core Standards, A School of the Future, Working Mothers, & Children’s Books

Happy Friday.  As I was putting this week’s Favorite Friday post together I noticed that the articles and posts are totally reflective of my varied interests and passions, each capturing a slightly different part of life.  Funny how that happens… There are articles and posts about the Common Core Standards, the possible future of schools, best companies for working mothers, and exciting news about the children’s book market.

A post from Burkins and Yaris about the importance of reading critically – ironically – about what you read in regards to the Common Core Standards http://www.burkinsandyaris.com/tugging-on-supermans-cape-responses-to-shanahan-on-guided-reading-etc-part-2/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=tugging-on-supermans-cape-responses-to-shanahan-on-guided-reading-etc-part-2

Wow! I want to visit this school.  Seems like a fantasy.  I’d love to teach and learn there everyday – just wondering where are the teachers? http://edudemic.com/2012/09/swedens-newest-school-system-has-no-classrooms/

Best Companies for Working Mothers – a topic dear to my heart. http://www.workingmother.com/best-companies/2012-working-mother-100-best-companies?con=100best&lnk=wm&src=twitter

Exciting news about children’s books – sales up 12% from last year. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2012/09/17/sales-worth-smiling-about.html

Enjoy!

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