Parents quiz experts on new teaching and testing method
Original post made on Feb 6, 2014
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on Feb 6, 2014 at 8:30 am
Some kids just don't do well in the testing mode period...This will eliminate having to cram to remember facts that under pressure a child could very easily panic and go blank for the answers. Lets hope this eliminates this situation too ???
on Feb 6, 2014 at 10:10 am
Bunch of nonsense!!! My daughter read a small book on Japanesse interment and she was asked why. The answer her teacher gave as an example was way different from mine. You can't compare the standards of the 1940's to today's standards. It is all about interpetation. How can you grade an interpertation in middle school about WWII when you have only read a 4 page paper? In part, histoy is taught so we won't make the same mistakes as in the past. Math is taught in such a difficult way, that I have to re-teach her so that she understands. End results the same, but far less steps. Hopefully parents will get involved in their childrens homework, so they can make a intelligent decision regarding common core.
on Feb 6, 2014 at 10:31 am
I skimmed through this article but from being a teacher myself, new textbooks will have to made in order to keep teachers from going insane.
"As an example, she said a teacher might read a story about bats to an elementary school class, then move into bat biology, giving students informational texts as they need them."
What California biology textbook has a whole section on bats? None that I'm aware of. These new common core standards are somewhat the exact same as the old ones, except there are some additions that will no doubt place more work on teaches and students. It will be interesting to see how these new standards will raise (if they even will) students' writing skills.