EngageNY, the propaganda website of the New York State Education Department, has a series of videos promoting “innovative” teaching to the Common Core standards.
The video library is an innovative and differentiated resource that brings the Common Core instructional shifts, teacher and leadership evaluation, and data driven instruction to life.
I was recently sent the following video of a kindergarten class being taught a lesson on counting beyond the number ten. As a secondary level history teacher I cannot comment on the method of teaching counting 10-1, 10-2, 10-3, but I can recognize when students are not engaged in a lesson. Even with the small group of students who are in view of the camera, how many have their attention wandering or just plain are bored in this teacher centered lesson?
Is this what Commissioner King and NYSED consider “effective teaching” to the Common Core?
Here is the original webpage for the video:
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