Tagged with educational reform

Unicorn Standards (not Common Core Standards)

Unicorn Standards (not Common Core Standards)

About six weeks back I got on Amazon to find a horse costume for my son and a cheetah costume for my daughter. While sifting through the many horse costumes out there, this beauty caught my attention and I almost died laughing: But then it got better. I read the REVIEWS. Here are a few … Continue reading

What is Academic Rigor?!

My years in the classroom were filled with educational jargon. When you work in a failing school, educational reform movements and their key words are birthed into your classroom after gestating in what I imagine to be windowless rooms where policymakers stare at data. One hot term that circulated was academic rigor. Upon being observed, … Continue reading