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The Common Core Grinch this Christmas... Part One

Today is the day I officially became a Common Core Grinch.

It being conference week for teachers and the high stress time already, I sat in my office reflecting upon the effects of Common Core and the impact it is having upon the classrooms of our nation.   3,049 more words

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WYBI Wednesday: Common Core Promises

How many times have we heard the educratic speech, promises, and goals of Common Core for our students? How many ways have we been bombarded with products specifically based on delivering on those promises? 1,317 more words


A Common Core, At What Cost?

A Westchester school district’s struggle to balance creative learning with the mandated curriculum that is consuming the majority of the school day. 

It was the Monday after Thanksgiving, and at Furnace Woods Elementary School in Cortlandt Manor, NY, one first grade class was beginning a Common Core Listening and Learning module. 1,107 more words

2nd Grader Shares His Thoughts About Math

My son’s final quote of the night saved for the last line……

The story before the story:

My 2nd Grade son is a mathematical thinker.   As a math educator inside the system with a child inside the system my concern grows.  2,443 more words

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