Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

09.30.16 On Text Complexity and the Long Run Calculus of Teaching

Recently New York’s education department announced its intent to make changes to the state’s “common core” learning standards. I get that the standards need to be more user friendly and that responding to what teachers say about them is a good idea on many fronts.  But as Robert Pondiscio wrote in today’s Daily News, one proposed…