“What is ‘appropriate’ for high school students? What is the value reading texts that contain violence or inappropriate language? Why do schools, teachers and parents censor? 945 more words
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EngageNY, the propaganda website of the New York State Education Department, has a series of videos promoting “innovative” teaching to the Common Core standards.
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The video library is an innovative and differentiated resource that brings the Common Core instructional shifts, teacher and leadership evaluation, and data driven instruction to life.
I added this film analysis lesson to the end of Unit 1 in the first 9-12 ELA module from engageny. What I liked about this lesson is that it: 1) Got students moving around the classroom, 2) Asked students to form evidence-based opinions about themes and issues presented in a variety of texts, 3) Produced some really intelligent conversation. 659 more words
Over the next several months we will begin looking at the Tri-State Quality Rubric in our department and PLC Meetings as a tool for teachers to self assess the quality of the integration of the CCSS into daily lesson planning. 83 more words