professornana (professornana) wrote,

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Inanity (or is it insanity?) of the Week

I am thinking I need to make this a weekly post. There is certainly enough of late to do this DAILY. However, I will resist the urge.

Because of some of the pushback to CCSS in general and to "close reading" in particular, there have been several blog posts of late by proponents of this approach to dissecting text. My favorite was a post that instructed educators to avoid using any of the terms associated with the approach. So, the advice was for teachers to use the terminology only in PD and to use the term "understanding" in the classroom.

Honestly? Really? I mean, let's not examine our practices, do some reflection, and perhaps adjust our approach, right? Let's just use different terms. Sigh.
Tags: ccss, idiocy, inanity, insanity
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