The reasons behind HoD's choices

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The reasons behind HoD's choices

Postby birchbark » Wed May 05, 2010 9:25 pm

I have often thought how helpful it is when Carrie takes the time to explain her reasoning behind her curriculum choices, skill progressions, etc. that are put into the guides. Many times it gives me something to think about that I hadn't considered, or perhaps just deepens my appreciation for HoD. I think annaz put it well:
I think if I knew a lot of reasons behind the plans, it would be extremely helpful. It gives insight to where they're going and what they want to accomplish and why. I've printed out a lot of threads, for example; one on mapping and how it builds on itself. That gives oodles of insight. It enables us to not give up on a curriculum because we're not sure the final outcome, or whether they hit on certain topics, or even just freaking out by doing the "wait and see if it's covered".

I've dumped curriculum, because I didn't know where it was going. Some I would have kept knowing the full reasoning behind it.


I think it would be so nice to have one thread where we could access this info. I'll start with a few posts I'm aware of. And if any of you can think of more, please add them!

How and Why to use the Placement Chart:
viewtopic.php?p=60866#p60866
viewtopic.php?p=65878#p65878

Grammar/Language Arts:
viewtopic.php?p=29499#p29499

Singapore Math:
viewtopic.php?p=431#p431
viewtopic.php?p=48196#p48196
viewtopic.php?p=48199#p48199

Science (for upper guides):
viewtopic.php?p=18435#p18435
viewtopic.php?p=57452#p57452

Narration, How and Why:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8118
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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Postby smithdonnajo » Thu May 06, 2010 7:57 am

English Grammar / R&S:
viewtopic.php?p=16647#p16647

How Creative Writing is taught in HOD guides and R&S
viewtopic.php?p=10138#p10138
viewtopic.php?p=44501#p44501

Spelling/Dictation
viewtopic.php?p=9500#p9500

updated/corrected links on May 6, 2010 at 2:38pm central time.
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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Postby annaz » Thu May 06, 2010 9:21 am

smithdonnajo wrote:English Grammar / R&S:
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2162

How Creative Writing is taught in HOD guides and R&S
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1312#p10131
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6016#p44501

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1241#p9500


THANKS BIRCHBARK FOR DRUDGING THIS UP AND POSTING LINKS!

Donna Jo....can you repost these links. They're not complete. :D Thanks!
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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Postby birchbark » Thu May 06, 2010 11:18 am

To link to a single post, right-click on the tiny paper icon next to the username and choose "copy link address." I think it's a piece of paper! :)
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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Postby water2wine » Thu May 06, 2010 11:44 am

Great thread! :D
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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Postby annaz » Thu May 06, 2010 1:59 pm

Thanks...they weren't highlited as links this moring, but they are now. Could have been a problem on my end.
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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Postby smithdonnajo » Thu May 06, 2010 8:37 pm

annaz,

you were right, the links I posted didn't work! thanks for letting me know. I edited the post and fixed them after you posted. Thanks!
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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Postby my3sons » Tue May 11, 2010 6:13 pm

I love this thread :D and will add these few things to it...
Choosing "The Reading Lesson" and "Reading Made Easy" and explanation of each:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2503

R & S English pacing – Carrie explains why the half-pacing, etc.:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5494

Singapore Math:
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=112

Carrie’s explanation of why we do timelines the way we do:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5887

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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Postby annaz » Tue May 11, 2010 8:12 pm

Thanks Julie.
I'll add these to my notebook.
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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Postby 4froggies » Wed May 12, 2010 4:53 am

Wow! We are just finishing CTC and I did not realize that we will add a new section to the student notebook each year(through each guide) until there is one large volume completed over 4 years. How exciting! :D
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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Postby birchbark » Thu May 13, 2010 5:14 pm

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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Postby birchbark » Mon May 17, 2010 4:11 pm

History, particularly Eggleston's American history books:
viewtopic.php?p=46098#p46098
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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Postby lovedtodeath » Wed May 19, 2010 9:17 pm

Maybe this should be a sticky post at the top? :)
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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Postby my3sons » Thu May 20, 2010 8:55 am

lovedtodeath wrote:Maybe this should be a sticky post at the top? :)

I agree - I was thinking it would be nice to continue to add to this as Carrie shares HOD's reasons for things and the insight/research that goes into them. Maybe once it's not her writing season something like this could be added to the website, as it's helpful to read these and ponder. :D Good idea!

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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Postby RecumbentHeart » Thu May 20, 2010 11:55 am

This has been incredibly helpful. THANK-YOU.
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