Now that 46 states in the country, including the U.S. Virgin Islands, have formally adopted the Common Core Standards, preparedness to understand and teach the standards is more critical than ever before. Pointing out the importance of teacher preparation, one school district official in Nevada said of his district, “Lyon County is actually pretty prepared to teach to the level of Common Core but we’ve got a lot more work to do in professional development and curriculum alignment. It’s a process and it won’t just happen overnight.”
One method for being fully prepared to adopt and meet the CCS is flipcharts for teachers. Any transition or adoption such as the Common Core Standards demands time and dedicated energy before teachers, parents, administrators, and other educators become completely comfortable with the requirements. With this in mind, Mentoring Minds has developed quick access guides to all you need to know about the CCS.
Mentoring Minds flipcharts are available for teachers of all readiness levels and they are specifically tailored to teach the Common Core Standards. These flipcharts for teachers are designed to supply all the important information in one easy-to-reference location. Keep the flipchart in your desk drawer, clipped to the white board, or somewhere else close at hand for simple and accurate reference. The Comprehensive Common Core Standards Flip Chart outlines in detail the English Language Arts and Math CCS for all grade levels, from kindergarten through 12th grade. Useful strategies for implementation of the CCS are also included at the end of each flipchart.
Mentoring Minds has also developed flipcharts for each specific grade level, so teachers can focus on the grade to which they are supplying the instruction. Each of these flipcharts has a variety of teaching strategies for implementing Common Core Standards in the classroom. From accommodations, student motivation, assessment, and classroom management, these flipcharts address essential elements of everyday classroom life with the CCS in mind. There are also vocabulary words, strategies for teaching higher order thinking, and instructions on how to use these flipcharts for the best results.
Clarifying activities that exhibit how to apply these teaching strategies in your classroom are also provided. Mentoring Minds also has flipcharts for teachers that help students meet the requirements of the CCS without being directly related to the standards themselves. There are guides on how to deal with bullying and difficult behavior in the classroom, as well as flipcharts that focus on early childhood development and critical thinking strategies.
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