Unpacking the Standards
Unpacking the standards is a way to ensure that teachers in the classroom become more effective as educators. A teacher cannot lead their class without knowing the expectations of the lesson and without knowing how to meet the expectations set, the same can be said for a student. Educators and students must work together to understand their role in the students’ academic growth. By working together to unpack the standards, teachers can work with students to create a more personalized learning plan and personalized goals (Goodwin, B. & Hubble, E., 2013, p. 7).