Monday, July 16, 2012

Deeper Thinking with Fix It

Do the Common Core Standards intimidate you, or are you already knee deep in the implementation?  Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on how we view the Common Core, I have yet to begin the implementation in my district.  This doesn’t mean I’m not thinking about them because I have been knee deep in researching them by choice.  Yes, by choice, I’m that person.  Crazy I know!  

As you can tell by the title of my blog I’m all about cooperative learning.  As research has proven students tend to learn best by teaching others, experiencing, and discussing.  The cooperative learning advocate in me believes that creating opportunities for our students to work together will be a key to succeeding with the Common Core.

I have begun creating card packs for a strategy that I'm calling Fix-It.  Students have to think a bit deeper by finding incorrect answers and then fixing what is wrong.  You can find out more about the strategy and download the new freebie HERE.

Cooperative Learning 365 

I am happy to be a contributor to Common Core Classrooms, and hope that I can help you along with this  journey in which we are all headed!


applesandabcs said...

Love it Mandy!
Apples and ABC's

Amy Grout said...

Hi Mandy...I am very excited about finding your blog and am now a follower. My district is implementing K-1 CCSS this year and since I will be working with both grade levels, I have a lot to learn. I look forward to reading your insights and ideas.

Mandy Neal said...

Michelle and Amy, I'm glad that you found this helpful!

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