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Bringing thinking for yourself back

 At parent/teacher conferences this week, I was further impressed with what Common Core curriculum will mean to my kids.
I was assured by the teachers that soon, we will begin to see more, but it won’t necessarily be an increase in volume. What will change is the depth at which teachers will be asking our kids to think about the material. My son’s science teacher offered this view of what to expect.
“This isn’t going to just be busy work and lots of memorization,” she said. “Students are going to be asked to think beyond the ...

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