Decoding The Common Core

Common Core doesn’t have to be something you and your kids dread.  Here at Kids Activities Blog we’ve partnered with Be A Learning Hero to help you make sense of the new standards.  We’ll try to help answer some common questions and point you in the right direction to learn more.  Common Core isn’t as confusing as it may seem at first glance, before you know it you’ll know how to help your kids and become  their learning hero.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Common Core

What does Common Core really mean?

Common Core State Standards are a new way of measuring what skills and knowledge  our children are learning in school.  To ensure all students are prepared for college and career success after graduation, the Common Core State Standards set clear, consistent guidelines for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level in math and English language arts.  They go beyond the bubble test, by setting higher standards and encouraging children to explain their thinking.  The idea is that they learn to  employ creative problem solving and use critical thinking to do much more than memorize facts.

Why is the Common Core a good thing?

The goal of the Common Core is to help children be better equipped for the  rapidly  changing world and measure their progress along the way to ensure that goal is achieved.  Change is hard and this new set of standards is designed to be challenging, but with time and practice your child will learn a valuable set of skills.

Where can  I go to get more help?

Clear, informative help is available.  Be A Learning Hero is a resource designed specifically for parents.  Find a wealth of  free resources at www.BeALearningHero.org that can help you understand what the Common Core and new assessments are, how they will impact your child, and what you can do to help support your child's learning.

What if I still have questions?

There is a lot of misinformation out there about the Common Core.  The very best way to get a clear understanding is by asking your child’s teacher.  Find out what is happening in their classroom and how you can help at home.

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Visit the BeALearningHero.org to watch this and many other informative videos.  You will also find clear answers to many common questions  plus resources, tips, homework help and more  all designed to help you support your child’s learning.  You can also connect with Be A Learning Hero on Facebook and Pinterest.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Be a Learning Hero. The opinions and text are all mine.

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