Common Core CPR is needed. Urgently. Because if we continue to insist that all students meet expectations that are well beyond their abilities, these kids will only decline faster. We must cast aside what we know harms students and apply the teaching methods we know work.
Embracing what is best about the standards, Lent and Gilmore explicitly connect ideal outcomes to practical classroom strategies, including how to
Consider choice and relevance in every assignment
Plan and spot opportunities for success
Scaffold students’ comprehension of fiction and nonfiction