The Core Deconstructed®

TCD_Flyer I heard teachers ask, “Can I differentiate instruction, foster critical thinking in all of my students, make learning relevant everyday, encourage higher order thinking skills even for my struggling learners, help all students go deeper into the discipline, while being creative and highly effective? Are all of these things possible all at the same time?”

I heard you, and I say, “They are and you can with The Core Deconstructed!”

“The Core Deconstructed: How to Deconstruct the Common Core State Standards So You Can Teach” was designed for the busy teacher who wants it all—differentiation, rigor, acceleration of struggling learners, creativity and effectiveness. It all starts with the standards and when the core is deconstructed you have TCD®.

The Core Deconstructed gets right to the point. There are no unnecessary words. From the first page to the last, the book is all about giving you only the information you need to get the job done in that moment.

The Core Deconstructed provides examples. You don’t just want to read about it, you want to see it. In addition to providing a step-by-step guide, examples of deconstructed standards are provided for literature, informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language standards so you can read it, see it and do it.

The Core Deconstructed is tailored to your grade level. Teachers don’t have the time they want or need to adapt examples from other grade levels, so each grade level has its own grade level examples.

The Core Deconstructed is not just another book. It is portable professional development. You have the power to control your development where ever, whenever.

Experience The Core Deconstructed for yourself then share what you think with immediate feedback on Twitter or at

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“The Core Deconstructed cleared the muddled waters of the Common Core.” ~DC Teacher

“Deconstructing has helped me to be a stronger support within the district.” ~FL District Leader

“Your explanations and charts are so very helpful!” ~FL Sch Improvement Specialist

“If I hadn’t deconstructed, I might have jumped into a theme, and probably lost  a lot more students along the way.” ~MD Educator




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