No matter where you teach, chances are the standards have come to define your curriculum and the expectations made on you and your students. These benchmarks don't have to mean the end of creativity, however. Read on for our tips, ideas and advice on how teachers are using the Common Core or their alternative state standards to inform, enrich and deepen their teaching.
The Common Core Survey
Discover what your colleagues have to say about the new standards.
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Helping Families Understand
How to get your students' parents on board with the Common Core.
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What's Different About Math
This helpful video explains the key differences in Common Core instruction.
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What's Different About Reading
Find out about the most important benchmarks in the Common Core.
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Make It Easier With Technology
Explore useful standards tools from apps to flash card makers. Go Now »
Create Stronger Problem Solvers
The new standards emphasize persistence in math. How to teach it.
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Find Funding Resources
See how you can get money to fund Common Core initiatives. Get Help»
Bringing the Standards to Life
Get advice from Dr. Catherine Thome on making the standards fun.
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Teaching Critical Thinking
How the Common Core requires kids to think for themselves.
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The Best of Pinterest
Check out our Common Core page for rubrics, worksheets and games.
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The Standards Outside of School
What does the Common Core mean for after-school programs? Get Ideas »
Common Core Myths vs. Facts
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about the new standards.
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