Thanks for reading this year!
‘Tis the season of top ten lists, and we thought we’d join the fun. Here’s a look at our most popular blog posts published in 2022.
1. On Trend
Our most popular blog post of 2022 was, fittingly, about trends. No, not TikTok or fashion trends, but 2022’s top education trends. We predicted an increase in AI and game-based learning, and we noted that, while being phased out in some districts, virtual learning is here to stay. We also predicted that educators would root their teaching practices more firmly in the science of learning and that students would continue to demand agency in their learning. Which of these trends played out in your classroom, school, or district?
2. Proud To Read Out Loud
This blog post from January 2022 gave teachers the latest research on why reading aloud in class can build successful learners. From strengthening working memory to improving comprehension to reducing anxiety, this article made a case for the transformative power of oral reading in your classroom.
3. Have You Heard the News?
In August of 2022, we were excited to share great news: our core blended Middle School Math Solution received perfect scores from EdReports.org, the nation’s gold-standard leader in evaluating educational resources. Our High School Math Solution wasn’t far behind–it missed a single point that we’ll be sure to grab next time! EdReports.org scores curricular resources in the gateways of Focus & Coherence, Rigor & Mathematical Practices, and Usability. We’re so proud to offer the high-quality math solutions that every teacher and student deserves.
4. STAAR Support in the Lone Star State
Texas students will take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) in just a few short months. Although the STAAR might feel like old hat for students in higher grade levels, this year brings a twist—a redesign for the 2022-23 online assessment will feature eight new item types. Change can be hard, but Texas students and teachers don’t have to do it alone. MATHia, the software component of the Carnegie Learning Texas Math Solution, provides ample practice to middle and high schoolers on the new item types. And the best news? For the rest of the 2022-23 school year, every math teacher in Texas has free access to MATHia!
5. The Write Stuff
This blog post argues that short, low-stakes, in-class writing assignments are valuable for student learning in every subject. From strengthening executive functions to improving mental health to helping teachers assess student learning, this piece explores five research-backed reasons incorporating more writing into your curriculum is a win-win for everyone.
6. A High-Quality Tutoring Partnership
Student success drives us here at Carnegie Learning, and we love nothing more than spotlighting districts that support their students in achieving their best. During the COVID-related school closures of 2020, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) went that extra mile when they used CARES Act funds to implement online math tutoring services in partnership with Carnegie Learning. Since the program started, more than 3,000 middle and high school students have scheduled tutoring sessions to supplement classroom instruction. Join us in congratulating PGCPS for their important work connecting their students with high-quality tutoring!
7. Talk It Out
We all know that students of any age love to talk to one another during class, so why not harness that interest and use it to strengthen math skills and develop critical thinking? When students engage in mathematical discourse, they build confidence and take responsibility for their learning. They also strengthen social-emotional skills, such as empathy, and learn to value multiple perspectives. Check out our six reasons to let your students talk it out during math class and see how our core blended math solution can help you get started.
8. We ♥️ Poetry
We’re suckers for a good poem. And we also love giving teachers accessible lesson plans that will ignite their students’ imaginations and build essential skills. This blog post introduces three poems by then-poet laureate Joy Harjo with accompanying discussion and writing activities. Harjo is one of those poets whose words will keep you up at night, and even the most self-avowed poetry hater will find things to love (and discuss) in her poems. Teach them!
9. Dyslexia Research Refresh
Every October, which is Dyslexia Awareness Month, we look forward to publishing our update on recent dyslexia research. Why? Because it’s a chance to share new cognitive, biological, and environmental understandings of dyslexia with teachers, literacy coaches, reading interventionists, and administrators. This year’s installment focuses on structural differences in the brains of dyslexic readers and questions how the nature vs. nurture debate pertains to dyslexia. Our annual dyslexia blog post accompanies an on-demand webinar perfect for folks who’d like to dig deeper into recent dyslexia research.
Read “2022 Dyslexia Research Updates.”
10. Marty the Motivating MATHia Monster and More
Motivating middle school students to complete math assignments. It sounds like a gargantuan task, right? Not to the staff at Edith Smith Middle School in Waukegan, Illinois! This blog post shares the inventive incentives they used to engage students and accelerate learning with MATHia, our personalized, one-on-one math tutoring software. From a Hollywood-style Wall of Fame to Marty the MATHia monster to monthly mathletes and yummy prizes, these teachers went above and beyond. Check out the post for more information on incentives that can be used in any math classroom.
Let’s Build the Future of Education Together
That’s a wrap, folks!
It was a privilege to bring you the latest educational research, insights, and success spotlights in 2022, and we can’t wait to do it again next year! Thanks for trusting us as one of your sources of information. If there are topics or questions you’d like us to cover in 2023, or if you’d like to guest blog yourself, please get in touch.
In the meantime, feel free to check out more of our blog. And happy new year!
Before joining Carnegie Learning’s marketing team in 2021, Emily Anderson spent 16 years teaching middle school, high school, and college English in classrooms throughout Virginia, Pennsylvania, California, and Minnesota. During these years, Emily developed a passion for designing exciting, relatable curricula and developing transformative teaching strategies. She holds master's degrees in English and Women’s Studies and a doctorate in American literature and lives for those classroom moments when students learn something that will forever change them. She loves helping amazing teachers achieve more of these moments in their classrooms.Explore more related to this author
Before joining Carnegie Learning's marketing team in 2022, Karen spent 16 years teaching mathematics and social studies in Ohio classrooms. She has a passion for inclusive education and believes that all learners can be meaningfully included in academic settings from day one. As a former math and special education teacher, she is excited to provide educators with the latest in best-practices content so that they can set all students on the path to becoming confident "math people."Explore more related to this author