How to Teach the Standards Without Becoming Standardized | MindShift
It often seems easier or safer to standardize instruction instead of trusting educators to engage and challenge students. But Laufenberg says there’s another way. “Teach past the test to this other meaningful, creative work and you will get the test, but you’ll get all this other stuff too,” Laufenberg said. “If you only teach to the test that’s all you’ll get.”
“Teach past the test to this other meaningful, creative work and you will get the test, but you’ll get all this other stuff too.”
The standards are the learning goal, the “what” of education, but there are many approaches to how those standards are taught.“When you empower kids in that way in a standards-driven space, you see amazing things,” Laufenberg said. Standards can also give teachers a common language to talk about one another’s ideas. “It can open up doors that you might not have otherwise had,” said Chris Loeffler, a third grade teacher at Wilmington Friends School.
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