Thirty years since the introduction of ‘common core’ standards and progress maps have passed. However, what have we done to nurture parents’ understanding of education jargon like “thinking skills” and “learning progressions”?
Phrases like “That’s a fantastic result”! and “Fantastic work!” trumpet high praise for students in our classrooms. What is the meaning behind those praises and ‘the fantastic’ in general as a creator of learning experiences? This is how I see it.
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