iOS app Android app

Entries by Alan Singer from 06/2012

What Would the Founders Say About Common Core?

| Posted 06.01.2012 | Education

I don't think Jim Stergios and I would agree on very much. But his recent blog questioning the common core standards and challenging the credibility of the people who are promoting it was brilliant and funny at the same time.

Protest Builds Against Pearson, Testing, and Common Core

| Posted 06.13.2012 | Education

My big problem with Common Core is that its focus is on the acquisition and measurement of student skills at the expense of learning, understanding, and applying content knowledge about our world.

What We Lose With Common Core

| Posted 06.15.2012 | Education

Students need reasons to invest in learning. It is hard work and they have to care. Meaningful learning is about problem solving, thinking, analyzing, organizing, and explaining, not rote memorization

Can Common Core Turn on the Math and Science?

| Posted 06.29.2012 | Education

I worry that with the Common Core Standards focus on mastering skills through repetitive practice, students will never learn to find their own solutions to chemistry or geometry problems.