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MemberNovember 24, 2022 at 8:46 am
I really support and LOVE the Curiosity Path and agree with it. The most engagement I see is when I withhold information. The least amount engagement is when I give them a workbook page with a bunch of word problems.
I am going to share one “wonder” that I have. As I was listening, I was thinking how this will apply to standardized testing. If we, as teachers, always adjust or look for ways to modify word problems, do you feel this would cause challenges with standardized testing (as word problems on there are HUGE blocks of writing?) **Please note..I am not a huge fan of State standardized testing, but I know I need to help prepare them to take that test as well. (Our state test is also tied to my evaluation..so I do care a little bit!**)