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2011 Really Good U: Resources for the Common Core Standards

2011 Really Good U:  Resources for the Common Core Standards

With the Common Core Standards (CCS) comes a need for lessons that meet new standards and requirements for each grade.  Getting a handle on which grades need what material can be tricky for even the most savvy educators.  Thankfully, there are new products, materials, and resources that can help educators tackle the standards successfully.


Really Good U: What Teachers Are Saying About the Common Core Standards – Part 1

Really Good U:  What Teachers Are Saying About the Common Core Standards – Part 1

If you missed any of the #TeachChat about the Common Core Standards (CCS) on Wednesday, July 13th, Part 1 of the transcript is below.  See what other teachers are saying about the CCS and chime in with your own comments below.  Part 2 Can be found HERE. *Remember – Start at the bottom and read
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Really Good U: What Teachers Are Saying About the Common Core Standards – Part 2

Really Good U:  What Teachers Are Saying About the Common Core Standards – Part 2

This is Part 2 of the #TeachChat transcript from Wednesday, July 13, 2011 about the Common Core Standards.  Read Part 1 HERE. *Remember – Start at the bottom and read UP!


2011 Really Good U: The Common Core Standards and Math Expectations

2011 Really Good U:  The Common Core Standards and Math Expectations

The focus of the Common Core Standards (CCS) for mathematics rests heavily on students achieving an understanding of the concepts and ideas that are being taught.  Not only must they be able to replicate the process for more challenging mathematical problems, but they must also demonstrate an understanding of why the process is the way
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2011 Really Good U: The Common Core Standards and Reading

2011 Really Good U:  The Common Core Standards and Reading

The Common Core Standards (CCS) have very specific goals and expectations for mastery within their framework.  For reading, they are broken down into two main grade-level groupings – K-5 and 6-12.  One of the key components of the standards in relation to reading, and one that has been the topic of much discussion is the
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2011 Really Good U: What the Common Core Standards Mean For You

2011 Really Good U: What the Common Core Standards Mean For You

Jonathan’s’s family is moving this summer.  They are relocating from the deep south to a small town in Massachusetts.  When Jonathan enters his third grade classroom in the fall he will be behind in some areas and ahead in others.  The discrepancies in what he knows are not because his school in the south was
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2011 Really Good U Preview: Common Core Standards

2011 Really Good U Preview:  Common Core Standards

On July 11, 2011 we are kicking off our second Really Good U.  This year we are talking about the Common Core Standards and ways that you can implement them in your classroom.  Whether you teach Kindergarten or Middle School, you will want to stop by next week.


Really Good U: Twitter Party Re-cap

Really Good U:  Twitter Party Re-cap

If you missed our Really Good Classroom Management Twitter Party on Thursday, July 29th, you missed a wealth of information and camaraderie between teachers. While we cannot replicate the excitement of the party in a transcript, we can provide you with some of the highlights. We hope the information is as beneficial and helpful for
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Really Good U: Smooth Transitions

Really Good U: Smooth Transitions

Really Good U: Smooth Transitions Moving children from one activity to the next can be one of the most challenging aspects of teaching. Both new and veteran teachers often struggle with finding new ways to manage transition time. “This is my toughest area in teaching!” admits Nikki C., and she is not alone. What works
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Really Good U: Effective Time Management

Really Good U:  Effective Time Management

Really Good U:  Effective Time Management It is easy to get sidetracked when teaching. Guests entering the room, fire drills, and overhead announcements can all delay a perfectly smooth plan for the day. Since very few teaching days are uninterrupted, it is important to know how to effectively manage the time that you do have.
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