We need to take hold of the changes schools must make and lead them with imagination and creativity while others lead the resistance. That is what will be good for our students.
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July 11, 2013
May 16, 2013
We have endured the tests. Now we must plan for the reaction to the scores. Tisch and others should stand up with us and join us in navigating the turbulence caused by this change.
March 21, 2013
We are being asked to lean on our students to prove we are doing our job using a single measure and we know it is not fair to them. Teachers and leaders are faced with the additional burden of being directly evaluated by these results also knowing there is an expected slump in results during these first years of implementation of an expectedly flawed process.
March 19, 2013
How can the Common Core be implemented successfully when the implementation of the Common Core (at least right now) leaves no time for professional learning, so teachers can make changes in how they think and plan for discovery, creativity, reflection, and fun.
March 17, 2013
We do not have the time to digest what the Common Core Standards are telling us to do. We need time and that essential time is not allowed. To add insult to injury, students and teachers are evaluated on test results that evaluate these standards that are new and yet unlearned.