Are you looking for a resource with great tools to help you with the Common Core Standards? You may want to check out achievethecore.org. They provide "free, high-quality resources to educators now doing the hard work of implementing these higher standards."
This link goes directly to a page called "Steal These Tools" with additional information also available on the website
The way in which we view education has a lot to do with our past; how we grew up, societal influences, and the way we were schooled ourselves. It is the legacy that we pass on to our children. Tragically, the current way our education system is engineered, it appears our children seem doomed to be unsuccessful.