Category: Common Core

Understanding By Design – The Problem of Goal Setting

One of the cornerstones of Wiggins and McTighe’s “Understanding by Design” philosophy is backward design. The idea of backward design means that a teacher first focuses on the outcomes or results and then choose materials and approaches to reach that

Is Common Core Math Good or Bad?

If you’re like most Americans, you just want to know the right answer, so here it is: Common Core Math is good for Americans. But knowing the answer isn’t enough, one of Common Core’s goals is to help you understand

Uncommon to the Core

Scott McLeod has a good post titled What does it mean to be ‘aligned to the Common Core?’. Here’s an excerpt: As expected, with the advent of the Common Core we are seeing a lot of labeling and re-labeling of