Teacher education students learn how to bring state standards to life in the classroom

Susan Thomasma lectures to teacher education students.

Susan Thomasma, a curriculum specialist and teacher in Kentwood schools, talks to teacher education students about the importance of incorporating all subject matters.

Susan Thomasma, a curriculum specialist and teacher in the Kentwood school district, recently offered GRCC teacher education students great ideas on how they can bring the Common Core State Standards to life in their future classrooms.

Her presentation, “No More Boring Lessons,” gave these prospective teachers several examples of hands-on materials that they can use to help foster a better understanding of mathematical, reading and even science concepts. She emphasized how teachers can incorporate all subject areas so that students see the interconnectedness of their learning.

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