How does the Common Core shift instruction?

The Common Core will shift curriculum goals in many schools.

The adoption and implementation of the Common Core will impact nearly every classroom in the United States. Some teachers who were early adopters have been implementing these standards for a couple of years already. Hear their ideas about how to make the shift in your instruction.



And vs. or in the Common Core by Jessica Cuthbertson

How can the Common Core maximize, not minimize, what and how we teach? One little word can make all the difference.

Assessment and the Common Core Standards by Lauren Hill

How do AP strategies and skills help the rest of us to implement Common Core? This teacher has 10+ practical activities and assessments to help teachers transition into a Common Core mindset.

Mathematical practices make a difference by Ali Wright

Find out why this high school teacher claims that “every math teacher should understand what the common standards promote.”

An All Too Uncommon Approach to the Common Core by Rob Kriete  

This veteran classroom teacher suggests three things in states adopting the CCSS–information, patience, and time.

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  • bradclark


    Great compiling.  I love meta-stuffs.

    • BriannaCrowley


      Brad, thanks so much for stopping by and for your comment. Hope it can be a resource you can reference and pass on to collegues!

  • DianeMattison

    Common Core assessments

    Thanks so much for all the great resources! I am working pretty much by myself with 4 middle schools to align our curriculum to the Common Core.  These thoughts, ideas and suggestions are really helping me find my focus and help my teachers work on specifics.  Feels less overwhelming.

    • BriannaCrowley

      Thanks Diane!

      I appreciate you taking the time to share! I am so glad this small set of resources helped you feel less overwhelmed in this transition time–aren’t teachers great?! We find ways to help each other despite physical distance. 🙂