Erik Jensen and LeAnn Nickelsen bring best practices, brain research, and practicality together to help all educators engage their students. If you're looking for one book to support student attainment of the CCSS, one book with clear strategies to accelerate learning, and one book with useful instructional strategies, this is a must read. -- Paul Goldberg "Principal, Schaumburg School District 54" Authors Jensen and Nickelson have managed to articulate the seemingly simple complexities of the CCSS into thirty research-based strategies for classroom implementation. The CCSS is often deceptively labeled as "new" for the 21st century. In reality, the Common Core is a research-based educational framework. The authors expertly translate the research and theory in English language arts and brain-based learning into classroom strategies that are not difficult to implement. -- Katherine McKnight "Professor of Secondary Education, National Louis University"