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Going the Distance

I’m sure you know all too well, the excitement that comes with the first day of school.

All of our summer planning and prepartion can finally be put to good use.

The first day sets the tone for the rest of the year, and it’s important that we make it a good one.

Check out the four pieces below, which you can use as an inspiration to help your students go the distance this year!

Group Of Elementary Age Schoolchildren Running Outside

1. Going the Distance
New Mexico teacher Alicia Duran compares her passion to long distance running to her passion for teaching, and discusses the importance of high standards for both teachers and students.

2. The Celestial Phenomenon
Arizona teacher Tara Dale shares how she used college and career ready standards to get her kids prepared to watch last week’s eclipse safely.

3. Common Core Café
Check out the great resources and insights California teacher Gabriela Orozco-Gonzalez shares in her helpful blog.

4. A One Room Elementary School
Sounds like a flash back right? Check out how Wisconsin teachers Pam Gresser and Pam Merz use their state’s high standards as a guide to deliver differentiated instruction to students at multiple grade levels. It’s awesome!