The intentions of this website are:
To motivate me to learn and apply the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), particularly in my teaching of high school English and World History.
To serve as a useful online resource for me and anyone else interested in the CCSS and how to apply them to teaching.
To force me to explain the CCSS standards in practical, understandable terms, rather than vaguely referring to them (e.g., “Well, I’m teaching the way the Common Core says to teach! I just can’t prove why! But I am!”)
To practice commitment. It is going to take a lot of work to discuss and learn all of these standards.
To face my twin demons of standards and curriculum-writing.
To provide reliable, informative, and organized information about the CCSS.
The goals of this website are:
Study the CCSS to the extent that I can help my peers with understanding them.
Do my best to answer every comment and question that is asked of me as soon as I can.
Find out the best resources for implementing the CCSS and share them with you,.
Be a place where teachers can go to find support, encouragement, and equipment.
This website is NOT:
An official Common Core State Standards, National Governor’s Association, or Council of Chief State School Officers website or an affiliate thereof. I am in no way endorsed by any of these groups or organizations. I’m just a teacher trying to learn and teach.
Via Karen LaBonte