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Courtney Hanes
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mom, educator, creator, explorer
mom, educator, creator, explorer

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Teaching the Common Core Standards Means Designing Real and Engaging Learning Experiences
If you are designing real and engaging learning experiences for your students, then you are probably already teaching the Common Core Standards. Regardless of what you call it, good teaching is good teaching. The Common Core Standards are not new when you l...
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What is the Problem with Professional Development?
What is the problem with professional development? The biggest problem is the way we frame it with the language that we use, and the thoughtless interpretation and implementation that we apply. What if we shifted the concept from professional development to...
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Creating Curriculum with Meaning and Purpose
I have come to realize when it comes to curriculum, nothing is more important than the child, and the willingness to remain flexible with the planning process. This creative process is art, and contributes to what Seth Godin refers to as becoming indispensa...
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What guides you work? And, why do you teach what you teach?
In my last post,  Why do you teach? And, why do you stay? , I hoped to start a conversation about teaching — why in the world are we here, and what keeps us here? I now want to look at what guides our work, and why we teach what we teach. For most of my tea...
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Why do you teach? And, why do you stay?
We all have our reasons for becoming teachers. Some enter the teaching profession because of an amazing teacher, or several amazing teachers. Some feel teaching is simply what they were meant to do. Some become teachers to contribute to the common good. Oth...
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Seven Teacher Questions About The Common Core Standards
The Riverside Unified School District is taking a collaborative approach in the transition to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by bringing together teachers from different levels and disciplines to serve as Common Core Ambassadors.  These ambassadors will...
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