Benefits of the Common Core

Two kindergarten teachers discuss what they like about the Common Core State Standards. 

  • What do you think led these teachers to perceive the Common Core as a positive measure? 
  • What about the Common Core helps validate your own practice? 
  • Has it helped you identify any areas to strengthen? 
  • How can you strengthen your practice to meet the Common Core while still addressing other teaching priorities, like maintaining student engagement or integrating students' interests into your curriculum?