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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

This is a great blog post regarding the kind of thinking the Common Core encourages. Performance tasks and inquiry require students to look at problems from a variety of perspectives and "try out" solutions. It is well worth the time it takes to read the post - courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

Teacher: Why schools need more problem-based learning
The best education reform is shifting instruction away from single-answer responses to messier problems for students to solve, with multiple answers and no single method to find an answer, educator Tim Holt writes in this blog post. "We cannot in all honesty think that students can possibly be prepared to solve life's messy problems when for years all they have been taught to do was look for the single best answer on the standardized test," writes Holt, a veteran educator in Texas. Powerful Learning Practice Bookmark and Share

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