Over the course of the last three years, as teachers asked for assistance with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, three questions consistently came up:
- What is the research that governs why we are being asked to shift instruction?
- What curricular resources will support our move to the CCSS? and
- What instructional moves are well matched to the CCSS?
The first two questions have answers littered throughout this blog as well as our parallel space, www.63000resources.com.
Judging from the number of emails I’ve recently received, however, the how is not being adequately addressed. That is, teachers—you—want more lesson demonstrations and pedagogical moves that are well matched the expectations of the CCSS and/or creating the conditions for Common Core learning. Consequently, this blog will take the next few weeks to promote 10 lesson demonstrations for teachers interested in instructional techniques that allow access to the standards by attending to vetted moves to promote student learning. Further, the links will all be to free resources so any educator can take full advantage of what is listed.