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Teacher to Teacher: What Can We Do to Support Tomorrow’s Students?

By Lynne R. Dorfman

How will we adapt to the needs of our students in the age of Common Core State Standards?  What should we be doing differently?  What about all the things that are not specifically mentioned in the Common Core but are necessary to achieve global economic competition and to prepare our young people to be the future guardians of our planet? Big ideas such as creativity, curiosity, responsibility, social justice, altruism, and the courage to stand alone, if need be, to defend something you believe in with all your heart.  Will we make time to investigate these ideas and learn more about ourselves, our peers, our community, and our world?  What can we do to support tomorrow’s students? Read more