July 14, 2015

Unpacking the Common Core in the classroom

Original article at Education Post by Jesse Balderas

One day, about two years ago, a box was dropped in my classroom and a training session was scheduled to help me sort out what its contents were all about. That box and that one-day training were my first introduction to the Common Core.

With such an abrupt beginning to a significant shift in education, it’s no wonder there has been so much pushback on the new standards.

After most states adopted Common Core, school districts started scrambling...

Teachers were essentially charged with bringing new, more rigorous academic expectations into our classrooms without adequate time to become versed in new materials or understand methods for applying them to our instruction.

Despite the rocky start, teachers have made the most in the shift to higher standards by leaning on each other to ask questions and share ideas

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