Weekend News: Looking at the 2016 NC Primary, Part One

Greetings this weekend, my trusted anti CCSS Warriors (To be more accurate since the ESSA{Every Student Succeeds Act} passed into law, maybe I should refer to you as the CCSS*/CTE*/CCR* Warriors? But no matter what label is slapped over the ‘CCSS’, peel them back and it is STILL Common Core!) *CCSS: Common Core State Standards/*CTE: … Continue reading Weekend News: Looking at the 2016 NC Primary, Part One

Weekend News: CCSS/CTE Catch Up Edition

For this edition of my “Weekend News”, here’s a takeaway ‘spoiler’: No matter where you are in the War Against the Core, there’s something for everyone in this edition. Regardless of educational choice, CCSS is set to control education. If you are involved in traditional public education, the CCSS Machine is the most well known. … Continue reading Weekend News: CCSS/CTE Catch Up Edition

FTF: New CCSS “Unpacking” Guide

It seems fitting for my “From the Files” post, that we look at CCSS and it’s unpacking. After all, if we’re going to continue to see students fail, teachers frustrated to the point of resigning, and other staff members saught after for MORE CCSS alignment, we need to know the latest. The graphic you see … Continue reading FTF: New CCSS “Unpacking” Guide

Monday Musings: “Rigor Walk”

Anti CC Warriors, have you heard of Dr. Marzano before? If you’ve been fighting Common Core long, his name, his institute should be very familiar. If not, here’s the link to my 3 previously published articles exposing his toxic grasp on education. See:¬†https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/?s=marzano Walking with Rigor: As we’ve learned in the War Against the Core, … Continue reading Monday Musings: “Rigor Walk”

FTF: CCSS Frying Pan into the Fire

A recent round of supposedly good news for us anti CCSS Warriors, deserves a closer look. As we’ve seen in the past, what’s reported as victories for defeating the CCSS Machine, we’ve learned the news is always bittersweet. It’s like 2 steps forward, one step back; or jumping from the frying pan into the fire. … Continue reading FTF: CCSS Frying Pan into the Fire

WYBI: The Elephant in the CCSS Room

You know me, if there’s a Common Core related topic not being exposed, I’m your gal. So, imagine my surprise at some of the rhetoric shared during the last NC Academic Standards Review Committee meeting. I truly hope the Committee can access the documented truth behind it before it’s too late. The Announcement That Got … Continue reading WYBI: The Elephant in the CCSS Room

Monday Musings: Purposed Embedding for the Core

Going through my email a couple of days ago, I opened this ‘lovely gem’. It’s all about how I can learn to purposefully embed formative assessments in my classroom. ¬†While many anti CCSS warriors AND pro CCSS supporters have tackled formative assessments, we still are seeing new resources everyday geared to help us shine in … Continue reading Monday Musings: Purposed Embedding for the Core