Tag: "Common Core"

It’s time to stop complaining about Common Core

It’s time to stop complaining about Common Core

September 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

During our recent parent orientation, our daughters’ teachers explained that they would not have math books this year. The fifth grade students would receive math worksheets as the school decided to test Eureka Math. Apparently Eureka Math doesn’t come with a textbook. Now we get to spend our evenings doing online research so we can […]

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Help your children build critical thinking skills using local culture

Help your children build critical thinking skills using local culture

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

One of the key shifts in education is the emphasis on critical thinking. It’s at the heart of the Common Core Standards. According to the site criticalthinkingworks.com, “The Common Core standards for English Language Arts call for student-centered work in classrooms that build knowledge, develop writing skills, and produce confident and competent critical thinkers who […]

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