ERIC Number: EJ1075937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
Information Is a Common Core Dish Best Served First
Walkowiak, Temple A.
Phi Delta Kappan, v97 n2 p62-67 Oct 2015
There has been a spike in negative comments about mathematics and standards since the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Regardless of whether the comments are fueled by social media or traditional media, educators need to be armed with strategies for helping parents understand, navigate, and embrace the Common Core's mathematics content and practices. In this article, the author outlines three strategies and accompanying action steps that can help school leaders and teachers to be proactive rather than reactive when addressing parent concerns about the Common Core math standards. While the examples in this article are embedded in elementary mathematics, the strategies and action steps apply to all K-12 settings.
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Alignment (Education), Mathematics Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Information Dissemination, Parent Participation, Elementary Secondary Education, Communication Strategies, Organizational Communication, Video Technology, Internet, Social Networks, Parent School Relationship, Problem Solving, Participative Decision Making
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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