Toby Rothstein Gruber, Eye On Education's Director of Professional Services and the moderator of Eye On Education's professional development webinars.
The Common Core is getting a lot of attention these days. Teachers are feeling the pressure now more than ever to prepare their students for the real world using the standards. Some are feeling overwhelmed, while others are tackling this challenge head-on.
Eye On Education’s Senior Editor and former classroom teacher, Lauren Davis, addressed these concerns by presenting a webinar on five shifts that should be happening in every classroom to ensure student success. They include: (1) increasing text complexity, (2) leading high-level class discussions, (3) teaching argument over persuasion, (4) focusing on process, not just content, and (5) creating authentic assignments.
During the event, teachers shared some of the great things they are already doing to make these shifts happen. Here are some of their suggestions.
Increase Text Complexity:
Lead High-Level Class Discussions
Teach Argument Over Persuasion
Focus on Process, Not Just Content
Create Authentic Assignments
One final thought: As you align your curriculum to meet the Common Core State Standards, remember the bigger picture and that your purpose is to give students the skills needed to be successful both in school and beyond.
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