Uncommon Core: 25 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed In a Cookie Cutter Educational System (Paperback)
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While government legislation surrounding Common Core, high-stakes standardized testing and teacher evaluations based on student performance on those tests have combined to create a perfect storm that hurts students and teachers alike, there is still one resource that can help heal the breach. That resource is parental involvement in their child's education.From her perspective as both a teacher and a parent, education reformer Pauline Hawkins offers 25 ways that parents can help their children succeed in an educational system that too often confused equality with sameness, and refuses to acknowledge the fundamental differences in individual learning and teaching styles."Students never have and never will fit into a standardized box," Hawkins insists.
About the Author
Writer. Teacher. Dreamer. Pauline Hawkins is an adjunct English teacher at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, NH. Before that, she taught English for 11 years at Liberty High School in Colorado Springs, CO. Since 2012 Pauline has chronicled her unique perspective on life, lessons learned through her son's battle with cancer, and her desire and plan to reform public education. She currently blogs for Huffington Post and The Top 12 Global Teacher Bloggers. Pauline lives in NH. She has three children - two adult daughters and a ten-year-old son - and a twelve-pound bodyguard, her Chihuahua Chico.