Is There Really A Visual Approach to the Common Core?

Education Week

Visual aids offer teachers and students a tool to help master the content of Common Core State Standards, writes Sargy Letuchy, an English teacher in Illinois. Noting that the standards are more rigorous than those most states used before, Letuchy explains, “When teachers and students use visual instructional tools that are carefully crafted for each standard, the learning process becomes easier and more precise for everyone involved.” Teachers across the country are finding ways to support learning through the Common Core, and collaborating to share best practices to unlock students’ full potential. “Under the Common Core, teachers have greater flexibility to design their classroom lessons—and can, for the first time, take advantage of the best practices from great teachers in other states,” 21 State Teachers of the Year wrote last year.

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