Pathways to the Common Core: Videos from Inside Classrooms features almost 40 clips of Common-Core aligned teaching and learning. We captured these scenes of classroom teaching in an effort to help you imagine methods of teaching that can support students in moving towards the ambitious standards set by the Common Core.
In this podcast, Lauren sets the record straight on how much fiction is still allowed under the Common Core State Standards, how it can be taught along with nonfiction, and provides suggestions for selecting and incorporating engaging nonfiction texts.
...if assessments mirror the broad principles and effective pedagogy that the CCSS authors have championed, there is hope that rote learning and teacher-driven classrooms will not be necessary in order for students to pass the test.
Bigger than a “fishbowl,” 200 Los Al teachers, students, counselors, and administrators took part in an aquarium-style lesson study of the instructional practices that will be required when the nation fully adopts Common Core State Standards in 2014.
If we want uncommon learning for our children in a time of common standards, we must be willing to lower the voices of discontent that threaten to overpower a teaching force who is learning a precise, deliberate, and cohesive practice.
The standards were designed to elevate the quality of instruction in our country: to teach students to think independently, grapple with difficult texts, solve problems and explain their thinking in a clear and compelling way. This is a noble vision. But its attainment depends entirely on the execution.
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) place an emphasis on process, not just content. Yes, teaching content knowledge is important, but it's even more important to teach the learning process, so students become independent learners who can obtain knowledge on their own.
The Common Core has devoted an entire strand of the Writing standards to research ...and the tests that are chugging on down the track toward us aim to make research skills a big portion of how students are assessed.Meaning, students will be expected to be independent with these skills, not co-dependent. Not expecting us to dole out each bit.