Inquiring Into the Common Core


By Nancy Fichtman Dana

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Common Core implementation begins with asking the right questions!

While the Common Core couldn't be clearer about what to teach, they never quite tackle how to teach. That's what makes Inquiring into the Common Core such an essential resource. It offers teachers an inquiry-based professional development model for achieving greater understanding of the standards themselves, then determining best ways to realize desired outcomes.

How exactly does the model work? Teachers take charge of their own professional development by posing questions, or wonderings, to stimulate action and higher-level insight into the big ambitions of the Common Core. At the very same time, they engage in a parallel process of inquiry with their students in service of the very same goals. Assisting teachers along the ways, Inquiring into the Common Core provides

  • tools to systematically study teaching effectiveness while adapting to new standards
  • classroom-ready, student inquiry techniques and strategies to apply within Common Core's framework
  • real life inquiry-implementation examples from a high-need, high-poverty school
  • Ideal for both teams or individual teachers, there's no better resource for laying the groundwork for successful and thought-provoking classroom actualization amid shifting times.

    Inquiring Into the Common Core