There's good news and bad news for supporters of the Common Core State Standards. The good news is that the vast majority of teachers have read the Standards and nearly all like them. The bad news is that about 80 percent of mathematics teachers said the Standards were “pretty much the same” as their current state standards.
Those teachers might want to take a closer look. While the Common Core State Standards share many features and concepts with existing standards, the new standards also represent a substantial departure from current practice in a number of respects.
Hi everyone! This is Ashley from The Resource Room Teacher. I am a new author here at Common Core Classrooms & I couldn't be more excited! Since I teach a special education resource room (hence the blog name) for ...
"As educators of varied disciplinary content, the CCSS has challenged us all to become teachers of close reading. Therein lies an implicit challenge to teachers, intellectual repositories of knowledge, histories, and stories: we must become readers ourselves who have evolved into close readers."
New York state has developed sample questions to assess the Common Core for Grades 3 – 8 in ELA and Math. The questions were developed as teaching tools. Here is how they are described: The sample questions ...
This is a list of strategies that will help educators sitting down to think about the contents of the Common Core. These strategies provide a multitude of lenses and ways to think critically about what each of the standards say and hope to achieve.
"Their site states, 'IXL's math skills are aligned to the 2010 Common Core State Standards, providing comprehensive coverage of math concepts and applications. With IXL's state standards alignments, you can easily find ...
Join me, a regular teacher, as I blog through the Common Core State Standards. I'm seeking to learn the Common Core standards, their implications for the classroom, and their impact on the college and career readiness of students.
The Common Core State Standards have nothing to do with standardizing instruction. We, the teachers, are still tasked with being diligent, creative, rigorous and engaging in our preparation, teaching and assessment. Read this blog post (and ensuing comments) for a fresh perspective.
GPBIntroducing an Instructional Framework Aligned to the Common Core State ...Sacramento BeeAddressing a significant need in the field to bring together work on teacher effectiveness and the Common Core State Standards, this new framework is built...
Donalyn Miller is a 6th grade language arts teacher in Texas who is said to have a "gift": She can turn even the most reluctant (or, in her words, "dormant") readers into students who can't put their books down.
Today I want to share a presentation I gave related to the Common Core State Standards. I'm embedding my slideshow from my ISTE Live presentation entitled “Engage the Common Core.” Within, you'll find resources for ...
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