“It’s about how students use their brains to contribute to a topic, not just the regurgitation of that topic.”

This post, by Heather Wolpert-Gawrony, is an excellent essay demonstrating how the Common Core standards  promote creative thinking, creative writing, and creative ways of expressing for students. She argues that the standards encourage students to develop critical thinking skills rather than simple recall.  To read the entire post click here.

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