Monthly Archives: June 2015

TT #6 – Common Core

Certainly the hottest topic among those who debate the state of American education is the Common Core.  There are those who assert that these standards will ruin what is left of the educational system.  Others assert that the standards will

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TT #5 – Student Engagement

Traditionalist teacher would like to begin this posting with a series of questions: • In what subject are you passionately interested? • When did you first recognize that interest? • How did you become interested in that? • How did

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TT #4 – Rigor and Engagement

The fact that the education system has failed is all around us.  From the clerk at your local convenience store who can’t make change to the steadily increasing number of students enrolled in remedial courses in college, this failure is

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