I have been a classroom teacher for a total of six years. I have taught in both a wealthy suburban district and a high-needs urban school in New York City. In addition, I have taught classes about children’s literature as an adjunct at a local college, tutored, and participated actively in the development of a standards-based curriculum in my school. These experiences have shaped my current understanding of the standards. Please bring your own experiences, concerns, and thoughts to this online discussion.
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