Common Core GPS Mathematics

GeorgiaStandards.Org (GSO) is a free, public website providing information and resources necessary to help meet the educational needs of students. The goal of this web site is to provide a dynamic, interactive online resource that will enhance and support teaching and learning in Georgia with the Georgia Performance Standards as the main focus.


Josie Whitehead is a retired teacher that skype’s classroom to read and discuss her poetry. How cool is that?

“Wherever you come from in the world – welcome to my website and to the poems that I have written over the last five to six years mainly, encouraged initially by children in my local primary school who had very fixed ideas about the type of poems that they liked.  It seems that what I wrote for them, often with the subject of the poem supplied by them very often, met with their approval and of the approval of teachers and children (and adults too of course), worldwide.” – Josie Whitehead

Josie’s Poems


10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

Wherever we are—the University of Sydney or Mississippi Elementary, we’d all like to think our classrooms are “intellectually active” places. Progressive learning (like our 21st Century Model) environments.

In short, highly effective and conducive to student-centered learning.

So we put together 10 characteristics of a highly effective classroom that can act as a kind of criteria to measure your own against.

See if you notice a pattern.