In an archived webinar, educational consultant and author Grant Wiggins provides two key cautions as educators work with the Common Core. The first of these stem from a teacher’s temptation to over scaffold for children (minute 11:00). He argues that to meet the CCSS, students must be able to do so independently. Consequently, we need to be judicious with our “cues, hints and reminders” when working with children.
At minute 27:55, Wiggins describes the mistake that educators made “over and over” with state standards and potentially the mistake we will make with the CCSS. That is, assuming that teaching a standard in isolation and assessing a standard in isolation will mean we have effectively taught the standard. Wiggins notes, “this is simply not true.”