Fishtank Learning Blog

Learn about our curriculum, take a deep dive into some of its features, and much more.

New in Middle School ELA: The 57 Bus and LGBTQ+ Experiences in the U.S.

by Caroline Gambell

June 29, 2021

Curriculum Director Caroline Gambell shares an inside look at the development of our newest 7th grade ELA unit, Claiming Our Place: LGBTQ+ Experiences in the United States. 

Building Procedural Fluency with Number Talks

by Sarah Britton

June 3, 2021

Do you have the tools to help your students build their comfort and flexibility with different computational strategies? Number Talks are one excellent way to help students see more efficient paths to solving problems and support their development in all facets of procedural fluency. 

Elementary ELA Updates: New Unit Names and More

by Anne Lyneis

May 26, 2021

Our K–5 ELA units have new names and a few new additions. Find out how our dedication to the different facets of knowledge building informs these choices.  

Looking Forward: Our Priorities for the 2021–22 School Year

by Anne Lyneis and Jami Therrien Wells

May 19, 2021

At the end of a singularly challenging school year, our curriculum directors turn their attention to the coming year and share our top priorities for the structures, preparation, and resources that will best support teachers and students.

Giving Clear Directions

by Ross Trudeau

April 21, 2021

Whether you are teaching in-person or online, the clarity of your directions can have a major impact on how well your students engage and succeed. Check out our video primer on ensuring your directions are as clear as possible.