The issue is if you’re a teacher in a state implementing Common Core standards, you’re stuck with them regardless of your opinion. Teachers don’t set public policy, but they certainly have to deal with the repercussions of it. We must teach in the world that is, not necessarily the world that ought to be.
So how do you teach in the era of Common Core?
Bring Positive Psychology into the classroom
Provide opportunities to fail...safely
Teach stress management skills