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  1. I equate this topic to relevance — and I think we should focus on what is relevant in order to be able to functional our highest level now and in the future.

  2. Adriana Garza

    Time is the enemy in schools. Curriculum guides pull teachers in so many directions. We work in our PLC’s to make sure we are integrating to the best extent possible so that students see the relevance and the connections from one discipline to the next. It is impossible to teach everything in isolation, and it is also boring!

  3. Peggy Visconti

    I never connecte4d the cursive argument to the amount of time in the day before….really changes my perspective. Thanks!

  4. Debbie Turner

    The one argument I can point to in favor for teachimg cursive favors the ability of the student to read it rather than write it. I am an American history teacher. Students often are asked to analyze primary source documents, many of which are penned in cursive. I myself rarely ever write in cursive and see the coming when it will become completely obsolete in the classroom. As much as I enjoy my ability to read a primary source document in cursive, I’m sure they can be found rewritten in print.

  5. Hi George,
    We’ve been talking about trimming content for a long time in education (unfortunately many are still stuck on content instead of competencies). But when we do take a good look at what can be let go of, we often compare one piece of content to another, asking ourselves which one is better the the other. However, what we should be asking is which one is better for students, is relevant and will serve them in the future.

    Thanks for pushing my thinking !

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