Monday, December 2, 2013
Support Common Core
Here's a great article support the Common Core with specific examples of rigorous lessons as they are intended to be presented. As a teacher I always believed it was far more important to understand conceptually, rather than remember factoids. Thinking skills include open ended questions being wrestled with, and students experimenting with ways to find an appropriate answer. If you compare this learning to the exercise of memorizing a single correct response it should not be difficult to see where the value is. This is the power of American Education that can maintain a superior economy through innovation.