We Love Common Core, We Hate the Teaching Tools

Darren Burris, Steven Weber, Sabra Eaton, Dr. Michael Mills


In this segment, our guests tell us why their view of Common Core Standards is favorable. They also share why they prefer creating their own teaching tools.

Discuss: #commoncore  #CCSS

Follow: @Eduflack @dgburris @sabrapro @MichaelSMills @bamradionetwork

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Surviving and Teaching Through the Rocky Process of Implementing Common Core

Patrick Riccards, Darren Burris, Steven Weber, Jacob Pactor


Our guest has lived and taught through the tumultuous  process of implementing Common Core Standards in Indiana.  In the segment he shares his experience and lessons learned that might help teachers caught in the middle of the conflict.

Discuss: #commoncore  #CCSS

Follow: @Eduflack @dgburris @rweingarten @bamradionetwork

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Real-World Lessons: How One State Rolled Out the Common Core

Darren Burris,  Steven Weber, with Dr. Christy Stanley


In this session we talk with a school leader in a state that is now three years into Common Core implementation. What are the big lessons that have been learned? Tune in and find out.

Discuss: #commoncore  #CCSS

Follow: @Eduflack @dgburris @curriculumblog  @bamradionetwork


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Squeezing Social-Emotional Learning into The Common Core

Rae Pica with Maurice J. Elias, Ed Dunkelblau, Melanie Link Taylor, Jason Flom 


Our guests argue that social and emotional learning must precede numeracy and literacy. Tune in as we talk about how teachers can find ways to balance these needs in the current educational climate.

Follow: @mzteachuh @JasonFlom


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Helping Parents Understand the New Strategies for Teaching and Learning

Rae Pica with Jenifer Fox, Suzie Boss, Josh Stumpenhorst 


Many parents expect teaching and classrooms to look and operate as they did when they were in school. Bringing parents up to speed on the new ways teaching and learning are being approached can be challenging. Our guests offer practical tips. 

Follow: @stumpteacher @suzieboss @jeniferfox


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