Common Core State Standards

Cyber Monday for Teachers!

So….Black Friday is near….and Monday, December 1st is Cyber Monday. To celebrate teachers everywhere, I am sharing my TpT 20% discount for Dec.1st and 2nd! Enjoy! All of my specially created curriculum, aligned with the CCSS are here:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Greenbeankindergarten

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Common Core Video Clip

I found a short video that explains how the Common Core came about. It is very informative!

Source: From Common Core State Standards: A New Foundation for Student Success, 2011, Hunt Institute.

I think it is good that our nation has come to a common agreement of standards to teach. The highest performing countries across the world have common teaching standards. I don’t think that change will happen over night, but in the long run, I can see our nation moving back towards the top, as a result. What are your thoughts? Opinions? If you are amongst the majority of the states (44 as of 12/8/2012) that have adopted these standards…how has it affected your teaching or classroom?

Additional Sources:

http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_Math%20Standards.pdf