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What are the Common Core State Standards?

If you keep hearing about the Common Core but don't know exactly what all the fuss is about (don't worry, you're not alone), Stateline provides some frequently asked questions and answers that should help.

Common Core State Standards: This is a three-minute video on the Common Core State Standards Initiative (Vimeo). (Zsave' C.)

A 'No-Nonsense' Classroom Where Teachers Don't Say 'Please'

To get, and keep, students on track, teachers are trying a different method of classroom management called no-nonsense nurturing.

How Design Thinking Can Empower Young People

At People Serving People, a homeless shelter in Minneapolis, local design firms and educators work together to show kids how design thinking can help them make a difference in their neighborhoods

Meaningful academic conversation makes for sticky learning, but most students don’t bring a high proficiency in the needed skills to the classroom. Expert Jackie Walsh describes a step-by-ste…

Training the Brain to Listen: A Practical Strategy for Student Learning and Classroom Management

Donna Wilson, PhD, gives some practical strategies for teaching students how to listen. The ability to focus promotes learning and prevents classroom issues.

10 Ways Well-Meaning White Teachers Bring Racism Into Our Schools (via Everyday Feminism) (26 August 2015) Offers "tips for improving your teaching practice by paying more critical attention to race in our schools."

Common Core State Standards are a shared set of rigorous benchmarked standards developed at the state level to prepare students to compete and succeed in college and the workplace. Common Core standards = clear goals, consistent benchmarks for all students