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.

June 29, 2021   Caroline Gambell

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

June 03, 2021   Sarah Britton

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

May 26, 2021   Anne Lyneis

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: Priorities for the 2021–22 School Year

May 19, 2021   Anne Lyneis and Jami Therrien Wells

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

April 21, 2021   Ross Trudeau

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.