To some extent, standards should inform instruction. But educators should be careful of simply turning standards into learning objectives.
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The best classroom teachers have a knack for maintaining calm in the classroom. But what are these teachers doing differently?
Traditional math focused on arithmetic until high school. Common Core uses visual models to introduce conceptual math earlier.
By proving and disproving number sentences, students can go beyond disconnected “math facts,” and begin seeing the connections between numbers.
Standards-based grading promises to increase the accuracy of grades. But what if the purpose of education isn’t just to accurately rate and sort students?