Map Out Your CCSS Game Plan

Infusing the Common Core State Standards has become a reality in today’s classroom. Unlike the back-to-school activities that are one-time-only actions, tackling the Common Core State Standards is an ongoing, ever-evolving process—a process that will take longer than one school year to fully master. However, even though the Common Core State Standards journey is a long one, you can effectively build a strategy that allows you to build powerful lesson plans that incorporate the evolving standards year after year.

Cover the Basics
Start with the present. Get organized with everything you’ll need
 to make this year a success. Find any new resources you’ll need to
 start this year’s Common Core Implementation Planning. Create folders for all of your important files. Talk to peers about which organizational tools help them the most. Get ready to start recording your journey.

For each month of the school year, Continue reading “Map Out Your CCSS Game Plan”

Teacher Peach Freebies: Rating Peer Team Effectiveness

Improve Teamwork with Feedback
In order for groups to attain goals, they need to work together effectively. A group’s effectiveness can grow with feedback from fellow members of the team. Giving feedback to fellow team members—and receiving feedback from fellow team members—encourages collaboration and communication, which will positively impact the group’s overall effectiveness.

Help foster this feedback and collaboration by using this Teacher Peach freebie Rating Peer Team Effectiveness form.

Rate Your Peer Team Members
After working as a group for a set period of time, Continue reading “Teacher Peach Freebies: Rating Peer Team Effectiveness”