Common Core Implementation: Having Enough Compelling Reasons

“80% of success is having enough whys.” – Anthony Robbins

If we are going to successfully implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), then we are going to need a lot of whys, and it will be up to school leaders to provide those whys. The fact is that many of our staff members will view these new standards as just another set of standards—same old, same old. For example, in a recent survey, 73% of teachers indicated that they believed they were already prepared to teach the CCSS. The reality is that these standards are not the same. The changes required by these standards are monolithic in scopeContinue reading

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