This was written by Jeremiah Chaffee, a high school English teacher in upstate New York for the last 13 years. It’s long but worth reading.
By Jeremiah Chaffee
The high school English department in which I work recently spent a day looking at what is called an “exemplar” from the new Common Core State Standards, and then working together to create our own lessons linked to that curriculum.
This was written by Jeffrey N. Golub, a teacher, author and consultant in Seattle. He was for 13 years an associate professor of English education at the University of South Florida and for 20 years a junior high and high school tea... Read Post
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I recently ran a post by a teacher, Jeremiah Chaffee, about one maddening experience he had working with a lesson connected to the Common Core State Standards. You can read his report here. Stephanie Day, director of teaching and le... Read Post