Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Uncommon Common Core

The Common Core is certainly the next 'phase' of education.  There has been much discussion about it, but probably not enough.  It isn't on the tip of anyones tongue outside of a few faculty members who are aware at my institution.  In my class for education majors, I am open to hearing what the students think about it and, for the most part, they are somewhat uneducated in the change.  For one, it is out of their hands and their current, immediate goal is to get that teaching certificate and degree.  Also, no one else is talking about it besides me.

In fact, it appears that very little theory on learning is discussed in their classes.  As we know, there is an inordinate amount of time spent in classes that train the students to be masters of paperwork, and very little practical skills about how to develop their own teaching style.  They will get those skills on the job.

Our educators do pretty well considering the governmental interference and waste of times thrown at them.  My sentiment is shared by the high school student in the video below.  I hope the view here is enough to make you look over these kinds of implementations by leaders.  Let your view be known, either for or against.  But, make an informed choice!

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