Don’t forget the families

Corkboard Connection bannerIn this post from Corkboard Connections on teaching parents about the Common Core, Laura Candler reminds us that differentiation is not just about the decisions we make in classrooms. In order to be effective in meeting the needs of all learners, we have to educate parents too. Parents need to understand learning standards so that they can help with homework, reinforce concepts taught at school, make suggestions for adaptations, and collaborate to create appropriate standards-based IEP objectives. Parents cannot help their children “attend to precision” as they count change, complete an airplane model, or talk about learning if they don’t know that it is a goal or why it is important.

How do you teach families about the standards?

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