Thursday, 21 March 2013

Change Standards, Test Students, Measure Schools - Leadership 360 - Education Week

Change Standards, Test Students, Measure Schools - Leadership 360 - Education Week:

"The Common Core Standards present a comprehensive, system wide change that must be incorporated in each and every classroom, requiring adoption by every teacher and leader, hopefully wholeheartedly. Implementing them presents another herculean challenge before all teachers and leaders. Robert Rothman, in his book Something in Common, explains, unlike most other changes, these "standards are clear and can provide guidance to classroom teachers about the kinds of learning students are expected to demonstrate" (p. 164). Rothman explains that the Common Core State Standards will not eliminate teachers' ability to develop their own lessons and frame their own classroom's experience. "Common Core State Standards spell out the ends that teachers should seek; they do not specify the steps teachers should take during the course of the year to get there" (p.165). "


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