We do indeed have many of the same problems identified in 1983. Maybe the reason those problems still exist is because the measures taken to fix them were wrong.
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41. A Proposal is Readied for the Curriculum Council
“Right now we provide students answers for which they have no questions. The challenge is to create conditions that stimulate curiosity, resulting in lasting and meaningful learning.”
40. A Philosophical Foundation
Non-language arts teachers began to see the logic of connecting language arts and technology. Letting language be the thread that ran through all subjects in a project-based environment.
39. Connecting Tangibility and Creativity to Make Learning a Change in Behavior (or to Think About It)
My kids did their assignments. But they were almost lifeless in terms of academic growth. And they were unable to tell me what, if anything, they were getting out of school.
38. Making Creativity a Companion to Cause and Effect
“But” she added, “technology is evolving in ways that require insight and an ability to communicate effectively.
35. Subject Area Mastery: Reasoning as Well as Performing
Maybe language allows for the exploration of subtleties and innovative ideas. But math is only a tool to explain or verify. It appears creativity is being pushed to the forefront of our district’s mastery statement.
33. Subject Area Mastery Statement and Foundational Discussions
The standards movement of the last three decades, with its patchwork approach to school improvement, made it difficult to succinctly identify a purpose for American public schools.
32. Impact of the Subject Area Mastery in Language Arts
These schools recognize that how to read, write, and mathematically compute is critical to everything else in the curriculum. These skills are essential to communicate and create. The ability to read, write, and calculate helps us become better citizens, family members, and workers.
30. Causing REAL CHANGE: Difficult and Exacting Work
For students to think deeply in applied circumstances, the curriculum in which they participate must give them time and opportunity to do just that
29. Controversies about the Subject Area Mastery Statement
Teaching and learning a more impactful and significant curriculum would mean changes in priorities and the techniques needed to meet them.