Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Elevator Speeches for Common Core Mathematics

A few days ago I finished my series @mr_stadel) sharing that he was planning to do a week's worth of elevator speeches. I am quite grateful for him putting out the challenge. This post is merely to put my list and his list on the same page, so that you can have twice as many elevator speeches at the ready.
of elevator speeches in support of the Common Core mathematics standards. This whole series was inspired by Andrew Stadel (

Duane's list
Day 1 ] [ Day 2 ] [ Day 3 ] [ Day 4 ] [ Day 5 ] [ Day 6 ] [ Day 7 ]

Andrew's list
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7

Currently, the Common Core Standards are a bit under attack. Often, the public (and many teachers) confuse the standards with curriculum or the two assessment consortia (SBAC and PARCC). It is my hope that we can move from ad hominem attacks on CCSS and work towards using the standards to meet the needs of all our students.

Please consider using these elevator speeches to better understand the Common Core math standards and why they are the right thing to do.

Better yet...write your own speeches and share them here!