Endorsements of Learning Targets – Organizing the Common Core Standards lesson plan book by Teacher’s Planning Partner:
“This lesson planner will make planning with the Common Core much easier. It takes planning your year and covering all of the expectations and combines it all in one place, making for a more organized and well-prepared teacher.”
– Jennifer Zebrowski, Teacher – Racine, Wisconsin
“As a principal working with teachers in the implementation of the Common Core, I find that the Learning Targets – Organizing the Common Core Standards lesson plan book is an essential tool for teachers to work through the Common Core collaboratively with their colleagues. This Common Core lesson plan book allows teachers to organize their lessons in a concise and coherent manner. It is an excellent planning tool for teachers to understand how the Common Core impacts the learning of the students.”
– Chad Dahlk, Principal, Lance Middle School – Kenosha, Wisconsin
“This tool is a great starting point for moving from standards to classroom level learning targets that can be used to effectively guide teacher’s efforts to plan meaningful experiences, assignments, and assessments.”
– Tony Frontier, PhD/Assistant Professor – Doctoral Leadership Studies, Cardinal Stritch University – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
“Learning Targets: Organizing the Common Core Standards is a tool that I use daily in my seventh grade English classroom. The posters are proudly hung around our room, and my students and I frequently refer to them. In particular, we find joy in highlighting standards we’ve mastered! In addition to the posters, I use the “Big Idea” page daily. It not only holds me accountable for teaching my learning targets, but the format in which it does so is user-friendly.”
– Bonny Jantzen , 7th Grade English
I just wanted to thank you for all your work on the plan book and the posters. The Common Core posters are very helpful to me and the students as the wording is very user friendly and easy to understand. As a sixth grade, we refer to them daily as a planning tool, and as a checklist for standards our students have mastered. I love having them hanging on the wall as an easy reference to keep me on track. It reminds me of having a recipe out while I cook; there are many recipes a cook has in their memory, but leaving out a key ingredient could make a world of difference in the final product.
Thanks again Julie.”
– Gina Ford, 6th Grade Mathematics
“The Teacher’s Planning Partner has made the Common Core accessible and easy to apply in my classroom. Prior to this book, I was sitting with a packet of standards in my hand, attempting to imagine how and where to implement all of them. Upon using the Teacher’s Planning Partner, I was instantly given guidance for my year at-a-glance and simply had to provide my creativity and ideas.
The Teacher’s Planning Partner posters are also very helpful in daily classroom use. They are tangible objects where students can visually track their progress and understand that these aren’t just the teacher’s lessons, these are learning targets I need to achieve to prepare myself for the next level. The student handouts of these posters make the learning targets even more accessible as students hold themselves accountable as they highlight and evaluate themselves along the way.
These materials have made a world of difference for me and have taken a considerable weight off of my shoulders. Now, I am simply able to focus on how I want to teach rather than what I need to teach!”
– Kristy Gaudio, 7th Grade English Teacher