What “old stuff” is standing in the way of your implementation of the Common Core? Regardless of what you might think or believe about the Common Core, it DOES provide us with a unique opportunity to evaluate where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re headed.
I’ve seen quite a few schools derail their improvement efforts before they began because they layered focus upon focus and goal upon goal. That’s just plain ol’ confusing and overwhelming!
Growth in schools is about bringing the lightbulb moments to teachers who will implementing the “new” stuff in the classroom with the kids – and we have to clear the deck from the clutter of the past thinking, attitudes, ideas and practices that didn’t serve us well so that we can see the lights POP on!