CCSS SMP 5 Use Appropriate Tools Strategically

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CCSS SMP 5 Use Appropriate Tools Strategically

CCSS2-300x300Spring is on its way- I promise! I know in many corners of the world this may not feel true, but we must believe. With Spring comes the rejuvenation of the teacher spirit. Lovely.

Of course, it means crazy kid times too, so hold on to your hats.

It also means testing. For many of you this will be the last year before switching completely to the Common Core. Are you ready? This switch is going to challenge your instruction, but I believe in a good way. The more work I do with CCSS the more I see depth of teacher knowledge coming to the surface so you can really dig deep with your students. Given the right support, I think you’re going to like it. Void of the right support, well it will be tough- but I have faith in you! And, I’ll continue to offer you support right here.

Let’s get started now with today’s Zap of Wynn. This video is our sixth Common “bite of the Core” if you will. Today we examine Standard of Math Practice #5: Using appropriate tools strategically. If you missed the previous 5 videos in this series, have no worries. The links you need to access those and the handouts that go with them are available below this week’s video.

As with all the videos in this series I encourage you to share them with your colleagues.

The more who know… the stronger we all are.






Previous videos in the series:

Video 1 Introduction: Overview of the CCSS SMP series

Video 2: CCSS Standard for Math Practice #1: Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them

Video 3: CCSS Standard of Math Practice #2: Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively

Video 4: CCSS Standard of Math Practice #3 Construct Viable Arguments and Critique the Reasoning of Others

Video 5: CCSS Standard of Math Practice #4 Model with Mathematics

| CCSS, teaching, testing | March 24, 2013

About the author

Wynn Godbold is an inspired educator who stretches herself and those around her to new heights. Her work as a speaker, trainer, and administrative coach carries her across the United States where she spreads her message of inspiring teachers to reach children with authenticity, joy, and success. Her teacher retreats are known to empower teachers to love their lives. Teachers world-wide experience personal growth through the products and packages she offers on line. In June of 2012, Wynn kick started the International Academy of Bee Sharp Teachers. Wynn is Nationally Board Certified in Reading and the Language Arts. She has certifications in Education Administration, Elementary and Early Childhood Education. In addition to running Bee Sharp, she consults for the McGraw Hill Education Group and serves on the Educational Team at Page Turner Adventures. Wynn lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with her husband, two sons, and the family dog, JR.

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