Confused by Common Core?
So you’ve been hearing about the Common Core educational standards for a while now. And like me, you might even be knee deep in it with our kids during homework time. But I’ll be the first to admit… I don’t really understand it. I barely have time to get the kids out the door with their backpacks in the morning, let alone study up on seemingly complicated educational standards. So when I was invited to check out a new website, Be A Learning Hero, geared toward helping busy parents like me understand Common Core, I was all about it! Let’s check it out together…
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What is Common Core Anyway?
Be A Learning Hero breaks down Common Core into understandable language and videos for us. Here is their simple answer to “What is Common Core?”
“All across the country, teachers are helping students gain a common core of knowledge and skills in mathematics and English language arts. These standards outline the skills students need to succeed, including the ability to think critically, solve problems, and work in lots of different settings and circumstances.”
Information and resources about Common Core have been available for some time, but quite frankly it seems hard to find and overwhelming. Information and resources have been available from organizations such as the National PTA, Great Schools, Common Sense Media, Khan Academy and others. The Be A Learning Hero website brings all of those great resources together in one place, making it easier for busy parents and guardians to help their children succeed. For example, in the Top Tools for Parents section on the front page, you can find a link to specific State Assessment Guides and links to “Roadmaps to Success” for each grade level.
My favorite part of Be A Learning Hero? Links to information to help me (and other parents) understand the changes in the way math and English language arts are being taught and assessed. And even specific examples and practice exercises that I can reference when my son comes home with homework that looks foreign to me. Here’s a little peek at what I mean…
Be A Learning Hero continues to look for more of the best tools, tips, guides, videos and explanations for parents to help them best help their children, so make sure to follow along on Facebook and Pinterest for the most up-to-date information. And bookmark Be A Learning Hero so you can reference it when you need a little homework help or assessment prep ideas, too!
Have you had trouble understanding Common Core standards? What do you think about Be A Learning Hero? Share in the comments below!
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