Tony Mullen: This Is Critical Core Knowledge
What content knowledge is truly important to teachers? Greenwich alternative high school teacher and 2009 National Teacher of the Year Tony Mullen shares his thoughts in a piece for pre-service teachers at Mercy College.
This year will be more challenging for both teachers and students because we have become a nation obsessed with standardized test scores. Curricula and lesson plans will be modified to accommodate Common Core Standards and the federal government will be hoping that U.S. students outperform Finnish students on math and science tests.