Interviewer: Good morning everybody. If you could take out your common core standards for me please, we’re just gonna kinda review what we’re gonna be doing today.
I really think it’s important as a strategy to share the common core language with students because they deserve to know what they are learning.
If you can go to the language standards, we’re gonna be looking at language standard number 5A. I told you this is gonna be like crazy because if you don’t have background in mythology or the bible, it’s very, very difficult to achieve this standard.
You want to answer the how and the why and the what of learning as much as possible. They come in, and they need to know what they’re doing, why is it important? How are they gonna use it later in life, how it transfers to other places because that is the best way to get them engaged in the process.
You’re gonna interpret figures of speech like literary, biblical and mythological illusions in context. I told you we were gonna talk about that in Old Man and the Sea. We actually are gonna start talking about it today.
You tell them this is the common core language. They say that I need to teach theme, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. You kind of read it through ‘em, “Okay, so everyone take out the common core. This is how I’m gonna do it, and this is why you need to know theme.” Then I always try to relate it back to them. When they get to see the common core language, they know I am accountable to something.
I think that we owe it to them that this job is not a joke. This is not something that I did because I couldn’t do anything else. You know, I coulda done anything else. I chose this ‘cuz I feel like this is where I belong, and I want them to know that I take my job very seriously.
It’s an indirect or passing reference. This is the cover of Twilight. What is this a reference or an indirect innuendo to? Why is she holding an apple? Time to go to your tables, one second; I want everyone to have the answer. She is not hungry, no, that’s very literal. We have to think.
Interviewee: She’s doing something she shouldn’t be.
Interviewer: Ten years from now they will know that I really, really cared about them learning those common core standards. That it wasn’t a joke to me, that it wasn’t something I felt like it was imposed on me by big brother. This is something that I am supposed to teach. This is something that I will teach, and this is something that you will learn, even if I have to throw a kid on the table.
He’s physically looking crucified on the cross. Excellent job Jack. Round of applause for everybody here. Goodness gracious.