Slow Ideas

August 6, 2013 - 6:31pm -- Lindsay H.

I recently read in article in the New Yorker by Atul Gawade called "Slow Ideas". Gawade explores why some ideas spread rather quickly, while other seemingly good ideas take more time to teach and implement. As I read this article I couldn't help but relate his story of teaching nurses in India to think critically with the implementation of the CCSS and the impact it will have on both teachers and students. It is an interesting read that I highly recommend in light of the discussions that have been happening in this class and in general regarding the implementation of the CCSS. See attached link.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/07/29/130729fa_fact_gawande

Submitted by Richard W. on

Indeed a good comparison.  There are so many out there who are spreading false information about the CCSS because they are scared of a "Federal Government" take over.  It is easy to jump to conclusions and much harder to take the time to really study and learn the facts about CCSS.

Submitted by Carla Jean S. on

I agree.  Recently (about two weeks ago), the Idaho Statesman ran a article about CCSS, and one of the persons they interviewed obviously had no idea what the CCSS really entails. She was quoted as saying "it was not rigorous"!  Taking this class has made me rethink my tests, to get students to think deeper and harder!