We are about four months away from our next meeting but I have already received some of the standards that teachers have been deconstructing. So far they look great. I am excited to see the thought teachers have been putting into taking ownership of these new standards. I know that many of you are stressing about this work. This process is simply to help you understand how to read standards in an effective way that allows you to pass the true meaning of what students are supposed to do down to them. By learning this process for a few standards you will be much more able to let students know what is expected of them. Please instill in your colleagues the importance of truly deciphering the meaning of the standards as they work with them.

If you are having any trouble please share with us. Comment on this post and let your colleagues help you. Of course, you are always welcome to email me or call me with any questions or concerns.