Common Core Standards

December 23, 2012  |  Teaching

New York State has taken the Common Core standards quite seriously. I, personally, love the challenge and heightened expectations associated with a national set of standards, but what I admire most about this recent conversation about college/career readiness is the implications to finally realize the promise of Brown vs. BOE.

For the past two years, people all over the country have scrambled for resources to make authentic reading, writing, and critical thinking a reality in every classroom. I’m honored to work with a team of educators who have been studying this work in communities in almost every state. Here is a collection of videos that were made to showcase what some teachers have been doing in their classrooms to meet this challenge. There are brilliant ideas here that you can use in your own work. Warmest of holidays. We’ve got work to do…

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