There are two things people have asked me to blog about: Common Core Standards and Waiting for Superman.
I am preparing an overview blog on the Common Core standards, that will look at why, how, when, and potential impact for arts education. That’s on the worktable, so to speak.
As for Waiting for Superman, rather than blog on the movie, oddly enough, I suggest you click on over to the NY Times and read this article about advancing from bubble tests.
By shifting our assessment techniques, we would learn more of what we
really need to know about how children, teachers and schools are doing.
And testing could be returned to its rightful place as one tool among
many for improving schools, rather than serving as a weapon that
degrades the experience for teachers and students alike.
And, click on through too, to the Letters to the Editor, published today, for a bit of complement.
And, because I never know when to shut up, here are four links I would urge you to click through for some interesting perspectives about Waiting for Superman. And as for my blog on the subject, don’t expect a rave for something that I have a tend to view as being less than productive.
Hummm….maybe I don’t need to write anything after all!