Welcome to my page!  I am thankful you are here because it means you’re likely to be searching for all things Common Core related.  Whether it be help, ideas, strategies, understanding or just curiosity, know that I am right there with you.

I have been a classroom teacher for 13 years…which means B.C.C.-(Before Common Core)…during the transition…and now in full implementation.  I have seen the changes that have impacted all content areas and the frustrations that ensued.  This little corner of the Internet is intended to be a place for teacher talk, teacher ideas, teacher collaboration and hopefully, a teacher resource.  And I’m talking to ME here…as this upcoming year 2016/2017, I will be a full time Instructional Coach and I will be completely out of my ELA comfort zone and delving into classrooms like MATH and SCIENCE!  If I think about it too much, I think I will psyche myself out…so I’m not focusing on all the concepts that freak me out and am focusing on what we have in common…thus, the thematic approach.

This is a developing concept and I’m looking forward to sharing this with my fellow educators.