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Transform your school using tested core curriculum practices Adopting the Common Core State Standards is the beginning of a long journey to equity and excellence for all students. This book guides leaders in successfully implementing the CCSS, which will ultimately result in continuous quality improvement in schools. The author addresses these key issues and more:Transitioning schools and districts to align with the CCSSCommunicating to teachers and parents regarding the CCSSDetermining which teaching and learning practices need to changeGarnering resources and support for reformsSeveral timesaving and supportive professional learning resources are provided, including guiding questions, an annotated bibliography, and a list of helpful references.

What Matters Most
What matters most

Teaching is the highest form of understanding.


Teachers are heroes, and teaching is a heroic act. You would be wasting your time if you tried to convince me otherwise. That might appear to be a rather bold, even brash and certainly biased statement to make, but after spending my entire adult life inside schools looking out at the broader community, I have come to realize that very lucky people get to hang out in schools. They are typically welcoming and happy places, filled with laughter, encouraging words, questions, answers, passion, and the personal power that learning can generate. This unique vantage point has allowed me to view the world from the innocent eyes of students, the trusting eyes of parents, and ...

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