Friday, October 5, 2012

My 1st Post on Common Core Classrooms

I'm so excited to say that I am now the newest contributing author to an amazing blog called Common Core Classrooms!  This blog is a place where teachers can go to find tons of great resources, ideas and tools that will assist with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in our classrooms.  Although many of the posts are geared toward specific grade levels, in reading the ideas that the contributing authors have, it's easy to see how to adapt resources for your own instructional needs.

My first post is regarding the importance of providing support to parents, especially those of children who have been in school and may seem to have begun struggling. Although many students are taking the challenges of the CCSS in stride, there are also students who are losing confidence as standards and assessments have become more challenging.   It is the parents of these older students caught in the middle of this transition in education that will need the most support.  As their children come home, frustrated or confused, it is they who need to know how to comfort them, how to guide them in advocating for themselves to get help at school, and how to support their growth and learning at home. we have the question, "How can we, as teachers, help?"

Click {HERE} for some suggestions and additional resources that you can take a look at to help with informing parents about the Common Core and providing necessary support.

While there, take time to look around Common Core Classrooms - you'll be glad you did! :)

Common Core Classrooms

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