Dr. Rozlyn Linder

This is the official blog of Dr. Roz Linder, an academic, K-12 Language Arts Specialist, former elementary school teacher, high school journalism teacher, and all-around rabble rouser. I am interested in how we equip students to compete in a global community that grows increasingly flatter every millisecond and the practical application of communication pedagogy and Common Core standards.Situated at the intersection of cultural, racial, social, and digital literacy, my blog is all about fostering and supporting the recognition that we don’t teach in your grandad’s America and being happy about that. Let's stop telling students what to think or believe, but prepare students to think critically and often.

Can Common Core Bring Instruction Back?

Can Common Core Bring Instruction Back?

In this age of accountability, assessment has become a popular buzz word. DIBELS, DRA, BLT, WPM…the alphabet soup of how we assess if students can read or not is expanding at a rapid pace. The voracious appetite of this assessment monster is seriously threatening instruction. Teachers are so worried about assessment that they don’t focus on instruction, they just assess…. Read more →