I’m in a District Leadership meeting today for #dpsk12 .

I’m in a District Leadership meeting today for #dpsk12 .

My favorite question so far is: “How do we make sure that the conversation around common core is about learning how to think (or learn) and not about just the content standards?”

Any thoughts?

6 Comments

  1. wow, start by not preaching the standards, then empowering teachers……  This reminds me of a story, i was working with a group of teachers in another building and it came up that during an observation a teachers was cut off in mid sentence because she had already talked for 15 minutes and “studies show that kids attention span is less then fifteen minutes”

  2. wow, start by not preaching the standards, then empowering teachers……  This reminds me of a story, i was working with a group of teachers in another building and it came up that during an observation a teachers was cut off in mid sentence because she had already talked for 15 minutes and “studies show that kids attention span is less then fifteen minutes”

  3. wow, start by not preaching the standards, then empowering teachers……  This reminds me of a story, i was working with a group of teachers in another building and it came up that during an observation a teachers was cut off in mid sentence because she had already talked for 15 minutes and “studies show that kids attention span is less then fifteen minutes”

  4. The best way to make sure is to makes sure the teacher really understand the difference between metacognition and learning a new concept. They have to know why and how they think about something in order to take students to that higher order thinking place too. Until teachers learn to live, love and appreciate that level of understanding, students don’t stand a chance of getting there. Fortunately, many of our teachers really get it.

  5. The best way to make sure is to makes sure the teacher really understand the difference between metacognition and learning a new concept. They have to know why and how they think about something in order to take students to that higher order thinking place too. Until teachers learn to live, love and appreciate that level of understanding, students don’t stand a chance of getting there. Fortunately, many of our teachers really get it.

  6. The best way to make sure is to makes sure the teacher really understand the difference between metacognition and learning a new concept. They have to know why and how they think about something in order to take students to that higher order thinking place too. Until teachers learn to live, love and appreciate that level of understanding, students don’t stand a chance of getting there. Fortunately, many of our teachers really get it.

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