ISKME Blogs

Ben Fenton    July 30, 2013
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) provide a robust example of how critically important it is to have a dedicated team of leaders in a school working to implement change.  The CCSS...
Kevin Drinkard    July 24, 2013
Many adults claim to be bad at math. I hope as math teachers incorporate Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics, more students will learn to appreciate – even love – math. Students who...
Lisa Mount    July 23, 2013
It used to be that only language arts teachers were expected to help their students learn to read, write, speak and listen. But Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have changed this. Now, all teachers...
Lisa McLaughlin    July 19, 2013
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are designed to synergize student learning outcomes around common educational goals. However, building on a history of individual state standards, and state and...
Doyle Nicholson    July 11, 2013
As an experienced educator and a member of the Center for Teaching Quality’s Collaboratory, I was asked to share my top tips for principals facing Common Core implementation 1. Ask what staff know...
Braden Welborn    July 09, 2013
Teachers collaborating to bring the Common Core to life—sounds simple and sensible. But what does it look like in practice? Members of the Center for Teaching Quality’s Collaboratory are already knee...
Kisha Woods    July 04, 2013
Common Core State Standards, or CCSS, were designed to prepare students for college and workplace readiness. Although the CCSS ensure that K-12 students across the country study the same rigorous...
Leslie Blatteau    July 02, 2013
President Obama has made it clear that every American needs to “get more than a high school diploma.” Enter the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Educators concur with the CCSS and its mission that...
Lisa Petrides, Ph.D.    July 02, 2013
The Common Core is far from business-as-usual for our nation’s educators, which means we’ll need more than traditional strategies to implement these standards on the ground. While the Common Core...
Shenandoah Weiss    June 20, 2013
When public K-12 schools are pressured to decrease costs and devote more time to standardized testing, arts programs are one of the first to be cut. Despite a nationally adopted education agenda that...