Maybe its me, it probably is, but when I hear the word standards I feel a little uncomfortable. I feel trapped, unable to stretch or break out. No tangents, no questions just a headlong rush to check off a box indicating that I have covered the material. In taking on a science education class I had the feeling that this day would come. Well it has…
I don’t think the standards are that bad.
In looking over the old “new” standards I found a very nice incarnation of the standards, breaking the flat hierarchy that I always found so damnably mind numbing.
Have a look at the table of contents, which is refreshingly rich in examples of inquiry based activities that can be used to address the standards:
Somehow when it is laid out this way, it all seems so simple. Well it’s not, but it is nice to see such a well done dissection of the performance standards plus commentary and work samples.