Sunday, March 24, 2013

Is It the Standards Fault that They Worry Me? | Cooperative Catalyst

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Is It the Standards Fault that They Worry Me?

“..but this is what I teach my college students…”  My mother, who is an English professor, is looking at the new 5th grade common core standards.  I shake my head, sigh, and realize that I now have another mountain to climb when it comes to making school relevant, engaging, and exciting for students.

I have been hesistant to blog about the Common Core Standards, after all, this is my first year truly dealing with them and the prescribed curriculum that seems to come with them.  And yet, something keeps nagging me whenever I stumble upon them.  Something keeps bugging me at a deeper level than just the “Oh, it’s another change in education…” type of way.
Perhaps it is the curriculum that is now promising us to be even more rigorous in all of its alignment.  It seems to say that I wasn’t rigorous before or that we just dallied around in previous years, not to be trusted when left to our 

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