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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Visit #ccss on Twitter to Get the Most Up-to-Date Common Core Lingo and Practices as Presented in St. Louis on 07.25.12

Go to Twitter and read about the Common Core presentations given July 25, 2012 in St. Louis at the Hilton Hotel sponsored by the Cooperating School Districts.  These presentations will continue tomorrow.  

My favorite teacher tweets so far?

This is what Jonestown looked like before everyone drank the kool-aid


Just looked at a REAL 8th grade problem, would take me an hour to solve


So many people taking notes on paper about huge advancements & trends in technology... ... 

Check twitter for the #ccss hashtag to read what teachers and administrators are thinking about these standards that were adopted before they were even written and now have to be implemented in the classroom before they were tested.  

This teacher perhaps tweets the most profound question of the day:   

When told about the why did so many teachers jump immediately to "how?" What happened to "why?"

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