GA Teacher of the Year: Common Core Brings Calm to Classroom
Georgia Teacher of the Year Jemelleh Coes recently described the benefits she has seen through incorporating Common Core in her classroom:
“I saw first-hand how the disruptions caused by near-constant moving affected my students at Langston Chapel created chaos in their academic progress. The Common Core calms that chaos by establishing clear guidelines regarding what students are not only to learn but master at each grade level. I know what it’s like to watch a student come into a classroom and realize that they are so far behind their peers that catching up seems impossible. It can be heartbreaking. Education should never be disappointing or filled with anxiety for children. It should free their minds to soar to the highest heights. It should challenge them to work harder and work smarter, which is exactly what Common Core does.”
Read more from Jemellah at Educators for Higher Standards.