Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Slice of Life Day 13

When I recently took a course online about the Common Core Standards, one of the speakers on a video expressed concern that if so much emphasis was put on nonfiction and persuasive writing, would there still be time for students to 'find their voice'?  She expressed that a writing teachers great joy is helping students find their voice.  I found that so beautifully expressed and agree that is one of the joys of teaching, when everything clicks and they write from the heart.  I've been seeing so much of that in just these thirteen days.


  1. Like you, I worry about the creativity that will be lost with the Common Core standards. The only place that some children ever get to read poetry is in school. I hope the "experts" know what they're doing!

  2. Balance between the standards and creativity. I'm glad someone else said what were were thinking. Writing from the heart will come when you share what you are learning with slicing.