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Why Re-Humanize Assessment?

Social-emotional well-being in the math classroom
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Top Posts of 2020

Read the most popular posts of the year!
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Reaching New Heights

A Framework for Examining Cognitive Complexity in Mathematics
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Student Closing Statements

Use this routine to check for understanding and identify misconceptions
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Kids Gift Us with Their Time

Increase Achievement, Motivation, and Connection with Students Through Classroom Games
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Using Exit Tickets Strategically

Educators share how they've made exit tickets a powerful tool for supporting students
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Top Blog Posts of 2018

Here are our top 25 most-visited posts of 2018.
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Encouraging a Growth Mindset through Art

Strategies for moving beyond "follow-the-leader" style art projects and developing an art curriculum that supports student learning across subjects
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Making enVisionmath 2.0 Work

An Introduction to Adapting enVisionmath 2.0 K-5
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Emerging Effects from CCSS

A high school math teacher shares examples of student progress following CCSS implementation
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Instead of…Try This

Avoid common pitfalls in the ELA classroom with these strategies
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Navigating the Spiral in Mathematics Textbooks

A classroom teacher and curriculum coordinator describe how they used the spiral design of their textbook to help them focus on creating coherent instruction.
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Everyday Math Kindergarten Tips

A kindergarten teacher explains how she adapted some of the Everyday Math Daily Routines to challenge her students more.
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Assessment Item Alignment Modules

Learn how examining assessment items can be a source of professional development and deepen your understanding of the Shifts
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Adapting Journeys Common Core

A veteran Journeys user shares recommendations to improve basal lessons and better support teachers and students.
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How to Adapt GO Math!

Guidance Documents to Support the Alignment of GO Math! to the CCSSM
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Choosing Alignment over Familiarity

How a district made the decision to select a new textbook provider instead of a long-used vendor
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Putting the Math Practices into Practice

A K-12 math team collaborated in creating tools about the practices to enhance understanding and planning
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Unlocking the Power of Aligned Materials

How the Louisiana DOE is developing PD and looking for connections to help all districts maximize the impact of standards-aligned materials
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Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively

A math teacher explains how well-designed materials can help students learn to deal with challenging math problems
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Using Flashcards in Math

CCSS author Jason Zimba shares how he uses flashcards with his daughters.
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Creating a Coherent Math Curriculum

The Coherence Map can help you uncover gaps in understanding and find resources to supplement your instructional materials.
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Call for Common Core-Aligned Units

Achieve and SAP are looking for instructional materials aligned to the CCSS to address weaknesses in existing materials
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IMET Evolution: Math

An SAP math specialist explains how small changes to the IMET can have a big impact on users
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Publishing Review Results

Why Louisiana chose to share all its curricular reviews online and where you can see the findings
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Traditional Reviews vs. the IMET

What are the differences between a traditional review and an IMET review? A teacher who’s done both explains.
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Using What You Have

An introduction to supplementing and adapting instructional materials
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When to Use the IMET

When is the right time to use the IMET? Whether you’re purchasing, supplementing, designing, or simply building capacity, the IMET can help.

Why Not Just Crosswalk?

Reviewing instructional materials for CCSS alignment means looking for evidence of the Standards and the Shifts
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Building the Right Review Team

Today’s review teams will function differently than review teams of the past, requiring new skills and experience
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What My District Gained From Collaboration

Even when districts approach materials review processes from different perspectives – and with different objectives – collaboration provides important benefits
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Working Toward Alignment

Welcome to Aligned, a publication dedicated to the conversation about Common Core-aligned instructional materials
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Instructional Materials Evaluation Tool (IMET)

Designed by some of the lead writers of the Common Core, the IMET is a free tool that states and districts are using to evaluate the alignment of instructional materials to the Common Core
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Why We Chose this Work

One district leader explains how joining the Instructional Materials Task Force offered an opportunity for collaboration, professional development and deeper clarity on the Standards

About Peers and Pedagogy

Achieve the Core’s Peers and Pedagogy, is a publication dedicated to high-quality instructional materials and their use in classrooms.

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