Education Reform From the Teacher's Perspective

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Yesterday I wrote about some Common Core misconceptions. I ran across this article put out by Education Week that had some interesting information about the actual levels of teacher preparedness to teach the Common Core.

Teacher leaders, administrators, and others involved in the rollout need to take a good look at this level of unpreparedness and help teachers not only find the time to collaborate so they can map out the standards progression, but also teachers will need help and training to step up their classroom practices.

The Common Core is not a pre-packaged, ready to teach curriculum - it is a tremendous paradigm shift that if properly implemented has the potential to change student lives and futures.

Dr. James Norwood is a middle school teacher (English/Language Arts and Drama). He is very passionate about true education reform that reaches all students and all parents. Dr. Norwood possess a PhD in the area of curriculum and instruction and spends much of his time working with his school and district developing a more holistic approach to the curriculum. Contact me


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