From time to time, we may share stuff here on our blog that has nothing to do with DIY, home decorating, family recipes or our insane living arrangement but does provide valuable information. As a parent and a mom, this topic is important to me. I was contacted a couple months ago about spreading awareness on the Common Core and the Being a Learning Hero website. Many of you might be thinking, “what the heck is Common Core?” Don’t worry, I thought the same thing when I first heard the term. In Massachusetts, the state has Common Core State Standards with regard to teaching. The Be A Learning Hero is a website for parents that provides straight answers and helpful resources on the Common Core State Standards – which are now being used in more than 40 states – and Common Core-aligned assessments like PARCC and Smarter Balanced. The tools, tips and resources on Be A Learning Hero help parents understand the new standards and assessments and support their children’s education at home.
This little guy happens to be what makes my world go around. He is the most important little person on the planet to me and when it comes to school, teachers and that kind of stuff, you better believe I will do whatever necessary to be up to speed and knowledgeable about his education. There are so many aspects involved these days with education and state guidelines, that I find myself overwhelmed sometimes. I was hesitant to share this topic on our blog as the opinions vary so much on what is the right or wrong way to teach students. This post isn’t about that, it’s about having the correct answers. After I reviewed the website and read a bit more about this topic, I found myself understanding some of the items I had no clue about! ha.
The Be a Learning Hero Website is made up of parents, educators, community leaders and members of the media who are dedicated to providing parents with the information and resources they need to support their children’s learning.
Watch this cool 2 minute video, this teacher sums it all up! I think this is a great video ;).
The partner organizations supporting Be A Learning Hero include: Common Sense Media, Council of Great City Schools, the National PTA, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC). The site has some great “grade by grade” learning tips, videos and practice exercises. The site has some valuable information to help you understand how math and english are taught now and assessed. Like I said earlier, whether you agree or disagree with these standards, it’s important to have a resource in addition to your kids teacher, to go to. I am a big believer in being fully involved with my son’s teacher as well as his daily/weekly assignments. If I don’t understand something on his homework or graded assessment, (it’s only going to get worse as he gets older because I am lucky I can add 2+2 haha) I am quick to send an email or schedule an appointment. If you are looking for more information on this topic, be sure to check out the Be A Learning Hero website, facebook and pinterest page.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Be a Learning Hero. The opinions and text are all mine.