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Fishtank Teacher Spotlight: Allyson Smith

February 6, 2020

Our first Fishtank Teacher Spotlight is with Allyson Smith, 10th grade English teacher and English Department Head at Argosy Collegiate Charter School.

More Top Marks from EdReports for Elementary Math

January 14, 2020

We are excited to share that EdReports recently completed its review of our 3rd–5th grade math curriculum, and has awarded Match Fishtank perfect scores for alignment to the Common Core State Standards.

Reflections on the Curriculum Bazaar

by Claire Kaplan

December 12, 2019

This week, the Thomas Fordham Institute published a report on the quality of materials from three popular curriculum-sharing websites and came to conclusions that the majority are of poor quality.

We think this makes the case for high-quality OER even stronger.

15 Little Wins to Celebrate before Winter Break

December 11, 2019

It's that time of year when the school day can feel interminable. It doesn't help that it might be dark when you get to school AND when you leave. Winter break is in sight for both students and teachers, and it can make everyone a little stir crazy. So we polled the Fishtank staff for some of the little wins they like to celebrate to get through those final schooldays of December.

Supporting English Learners with Scaffolds

January 6, 2020

Do you have English learners in your class for the first time? Or perhaps you are looking to refresh your existing strategies for supporting these students. You want to make sure that your English learners can access the same complex texts and tasks as the rest of their classmates, but how best to develop the supports to make that possible?