Comments on: The Problem With Curriculum Mapping and One Inspired Solution http://www.brilliant-insane.com/2015/02/problem-curriculum-mapping-one-inspired-solution.html Education on the Edge Fri, 22 Nov 2019 06:29:50 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.12 By: Angela http://www.brilliant-insane.com/2015/02/problem-curriculum-mapping-one-inspired-solution.html#comment-2902 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 20:53:22 +0000 http://www.brilliant-insane.com/?p=5940#comment-2902 One of the most unexpected lessons I’ve learned from kids who are approaching the Core is that OFTEN (seriously, often) that increased rigor adds joy. It’s all how we support the effort. When they feel free to make mistakes and just try and embrace imperfection, they are proud and even invested in trying again and learning even more. Miss you Deb! Thanks for commenting!
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By: Angela http://www.brilliant-insane.com/2015/02/problem-curriculum-mapping-one-inspired-solution.html#comment-2901 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 20:48:55 +0000 http://www.brilliant-insane.com/?p=5940#comment-2901 We have to get to a place where teachers are given just as much time to learn and design as they are expected to teach. We simply can’t expect quality curricula or instruction or practice when it’s all about “get ‘er done” and there is little time for thoughtful planning, learning, or reflection.
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By: Deb Bussewitz http://www.brilliant-insane.com/2015/02/problem-curriculum-mapping-one-inspired-solution.html#comment-2900 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:14:36 +0000 http://www.brilliant-insane.com/?p=5940#comment-2900 Angela, I love this post. With much of the work I am doing, this has been a question I am wrestling with as well. Joy, inspiration and purpose-driven curriculum sometimes does not match the written curriculum. Yet this mismatch doesn’t mean that the mismatch isn’t standards-based. Sometimes it is more aligned to the standards simply because of the investment in the learning raises the rigor. Thank you for this inspiring post.

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By: Mike http://www.brilliant-insane.com/2015/02/problem-curriculum-mapping-one-inspired-solution.html#comment-2899 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:43:22 +0000 http://www.brilliant-insane.com/?p=5940#comment-2899 It is also about time. Without this snow day, it would have been difficult to reflect on the article and respond. Everything regarding mapping is often riding on a bullet speed train. The classroom teacher’s jar is full. Unfortunate, but often a reality.

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By: Mark Barnes http://www.brilliant-insane.com/2015/02/problem-curriculum-mapping-one-inspired-solution.html#comment-2898 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:29:10 +0000 http://www.brilliant-insane.com/?p=5940#comment-2898 Good point. I think in these cases it’s about a lack of planning and, in some instances, poor leadership. Effective curriculum mapping needs vision, training and follow-through. Thanks for reading and contributing to the discussion. Don’t be a stranger.
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By: Angela Stockman http://www.brilliant-insane.com/2015/02/problem-curriculum-mapping-one-inspired-solution.html#comment-2897 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:09:47 +0000 http://www.brilliant-insane.com/?p=5940#comment-2897 Couldn’t agree more. In fact, my own experiences with mapping have been so similar that it’s led me to say–aloud and often lately–that I don’t know of a system that has realized the dream of curriculum mapping yet. Perhaps we need to begin by aligning to a higher, clearer vision than content or even Common Core standards provide. Those standards are a means to an end, not the end themselves. If we make anything other than our vision the destination, we run the risk of losing everything when things change…again.
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By: Mike http://www.brilliant-insane.com/2015/02/problem-curriculum-mapping-one-inspired-solution.html#comment-2896 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:59:05 +0000 http://www.brilliant-insane.com/?p=5940#comment-2896 Great article, Angela. Perhaps the most frustrating part is the that the destination keeps changing. I have boarded mapping trains with colleagues and and experienced beautiful vistas only to be told that the destination has changed. Too often it seems that the time needed to fully get out and explore the landscapes is cut short by the travel agents.

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