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Play Girl Meets World S3E1 : Girl Meets High School  Here!!

Based on ABC’s hugely popular 1993-2000 sitcom, this comedy, set in New York City, tells the wonderfully funny, heartfelt stories that “Boy Meets World” is renowned for – only this time from a tween girl’s perspective – as the curious and bright 7th grader Riley Matthews and her quick-witted friend Maya Fox embark on an unforgettable middle school experience. But their plans for a carefree year will be adjusted slightly under the watchful eyes of Riley’s parents – dad Cory, who’s also a faculty member (and their new History teacher), and mom Topanga, who owns a trendy afterschool hangout that specializes in pudding.

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Some people meet the way the sky meets the earth, inevitably. And there is no stopping or holding back their love. It exists in a finished world, beyond the reach of common sense // Louise Erdrich.

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anonymous asked:

Hi, I like your blog and a lot of what you post and I was wondering if you could give your input on common core. I'm sorry if you've already commented on the subject and I simply hadn't realized it.

I’ve never talked about the Common Core and I’m afraid I don’t have enough direct experience with it to have a super well informed opinion.  I’ve worked in two states - New Mexico and Missouri.  I did a lot of the work at my old school in New Mexico to prepare students and staff for the new curriculum, but I moved away right before the PARCC test was first implemented.  I doubt the PARCC could be any worse than the abysmal state test that it replaced (the NMSBA).  New Mexico’s terrible testing program/curriculum is a good example of why I think the Common Core may have merit.  Quite frankly, I trust the federal government to come up with better standards and tests than most state governments.  Some people argue that coming up with national standards limits the ability of teachers to teach the way they want - but the Common Core only dictates minimum standards, not maximum standards, so I don’t think that argument is very compelling.

As for Missouri, this state is currently in flux about whether it will continue to use Common Core or not.  It’s such a loaded question around here that I try to avoid talking about it around administrators.  

My main issue with Common Core is more a critique on our reliance on Standardized Testing in general.  Quite frankly, I believe the barrage of standardized testing we are subjecting our students to is doing more harm than good.  It takes up too much instructional time, causes undue stress, and is too narrow to really capture the knowledge/abilities of many students.

I understand the need for accountability, but I believe there must be a better way to get it.  Perhaps accountability could be assessed on a schoolwide level by testing a small random sampling of students each year, rather than testing everyone.  

Anyway, thanks for the question!