Friday, March 20, 2015

Common Core- The Shift for Teachers

With common core the rigor has increased for students. But what many have overlooked is the increase in rigor it has created for teachers as well. Gone are the days where we flip to page 56 in our books and follow lessons from textbook companies. How is that creating thinkers? So, what that means for educators is times are changing as well. We are now facilitators of learning and not givers of knowledge. We are leading kids to discover their own pathways and learning. That’s not what we’ve always done, so theoretically we won’t get what we’ve always gotten. Imagine the possibilities. Just stop and think about that for a bit. I’m not here to give you knowledge, I’m here to provoke your thinking; facilitate your knowledge. That’s how change will occur. It will come from within you.