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Hi Member,
There’s no doubt that Common Core implementation has intensified a lot of feelings: unsteadiness, hope, frustration, and high expectations. And I know you’re feeling this way because you tell me in your emails, your questions on our website, even when I meet you at conferences. Enter Season Two of Let’s Chat Core. In our first season, we focused on making sense of the Core: what it is and what it isn’t, how to unpack the standards, and how to take those first steps into implementation.

This season, we’ll focus on instruction and the classroom moments we all confront in the face of growth and change. To kick things off, I wrote a blog on an invaluable lesson I learned while teaching my daughter to roller-skate, of all things! Then check out this week’s video playlist of the most popular videos from Season One of Let’s Chat Core.


P.S. It’s not too late to register for our free Teaching Channel Teams webinar on using video to improve teacher practice! (Dates still open: March 19 and March 25.)
Teacher Laureate at Teaching Channel

Let’s Chat Core: Most Popular Videos from Season One

All Grades | All Subjects | CCSS
This video kicked off the Let’s Chat Core series. We talk about how to read the CCSS, how the Core affects teachers and students, and offers insights on implementation.
All Grades | All Subjects | CCSS
This webinar demystifies what “text complexity” is all about and explores ways we can use it to make purposeful decisions about what we’re asking our students to read.
All Grades | All Subjects | Planning | CCSS
We “zoomed in” with this video to look carefully at the language of exemplar tasks to help us wrestle with the finer details of the Core. 
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Educator Rosemary Baker shares three incentive systems that can help motivate students to actively contribute to a strong learning environment.