Task #3: Common Core
By: Amanda Falko
For this task, I talked to my mentor teacher, Ms. Clark, about the common core. The questions I asked as well as her responses are below.
Has moving to the CCSS been challenging and/or easy for you?
Do you have Professional Development in regards to the Common Core? If so, what kind?
What resources do you find helpful (people, websites, books, etc.)
Addition Question and Comments
~I never understood why they implemented the CCSS the way they did. It was so sudden and I feel like a lot of children suffered and are still suffering. I think they should have finished the standards first, as they are still in draft form, and then implemented them starting in Kindergarten. I feel like the students in elementary and middle school were thrown into the middle of something and they had to completely change their mindset. I feel like most of them were completely lost because they were not using the CCSS from the very beginning.
~I really like the CCSS because I think it is important for children to problem solve, but I think it was implemented way too quick and many students who are currently in school are suffering from it.