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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

CCSS

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

if i use someone's curriculum, am i a teacher?

Today I got the news from my principal that my test scores from my 7th and 8th graders were not great. They were not the worst, but the worst would have been that all of the students would have, what, died on the spot while taking the exams? 603 more words

ELA

Thesis Statement Workshop

This year, my classroom in focused on developing writing skills in chunks. We started the year by emphasizing core skills like close reading, analyzing details, and creating strong evidence-based claims. 737 more words

Thesis Statement Workshop

This year, my classroom in focused on developing writing skills in chunks. We started the year by emphasizing core skills like close reading, analyzing details, and creating strong evidence-based claims. 737 more words

High School

Social Studies Framework and Libraries - A Match Made in Heaven

If you are an educator in New York State, unless you’ve been living under a curricular rock, you’ve likely heard of the new(ish) Social Studies Framework that has been adopted by the New York State Department of Education by now. 652 more words

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