Teaching and Common Core

Common Core: A Really Big Reset

Summary:

This article looked at a fourth grade classroom in Massachusetts as they implemented the Common Core. It also looked at the previous Massachusetts Framework, and commented that Massachusetts has the highest possibility for succeeding with Common Core.

How will this affect teaching?

The article raises the question that if Massachusetts cannot properly implement the Common Core, what state can? It challenges teachers to consider how they can implement the Common Core standards in their classroom.

Carpe Diem: Seize the Core

Summary:

This article looked at the role of art in Common Core. Giving an anecdotal example of young boys looking at, investigating, and discussing a piece of art, the article argues the emphasis on higher level thinking and evaluation that Common Core seeks to bring to the classroom.

How will this affect teaching?

As a future teacher, higher level critical thinking skills are one of the goals of the classroom that I will be seeking to promote an environment that encourages the development of these skills.

What are your thoughts on the Common Core?

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