Three ways schools can find time for teachers to collaborate

Mary Mitchell  August 28th, 2014 

Guest blogger, Cary Harrod is the District Instructional Technology Specialist in the Forest Hills School District in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her post:

Back-to-school book recommendations for kids

Tyler Reed  August 27th, 2014 

The experts at Scholastic Instructor magazine have curated a great list of "Back-to-School Reads" for the latest issue. The list includes books for kids in grades PreK-8...

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Advice to help you personalize professional learning this year

Wayne D'Orio  August 26th, 2014 

One of the best parts about embarking on a new school year is the ability to start fresh. It’s equivalent to grabbing that first blank piece of paper (or more likely...

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Back to school ideas and a sweepstakes!

Hope Crocker  August 25th, 2014  Comments • 9

Great teachers take time at the beginning of the year to create classroom communities. Each new group of students brings with them divergent interests, abilities, cultures...

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Things to consider for this school year

Alexandra Wladich  August 22nd, 2014 

As Teacher Week @ Scholastic comes to a close, NYC Chancellor Carmen Fariña leaves us with some valuable “C” words to consider during this school year.

How to teach standard classroom English

Jessica Warren  August 21st, 2014 

As part of Teacher Week at Scholastic, Dr. Julie A.

Language clarity for all ages

Anne Sparkman  August 19th, 2014 

A few weeks ago I was reminded of how important language clarity is in the classroom. I shared my learning on the matter from attending the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers...

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The seven (foot) steps to a smoother school year

Steve Wyborney  August 18th, 2014 

When a new school year approaches, I often drift back to work a little early.  You probably do too.

You may already be checking your mailbox, arranging your desks,...

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A teacher talks about life in the classroom

Suzanne McCabe  August 15th, 2014 

Genia Connell, a top Scholastic blogger, teaches third grade in Michigan's Troy School District. On Wednesday, August 20, Connell will address new and aspiring teachers at...

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Relentlessly pursuing universal preschool

Alexandra Wladich  August 14th, 2014 

Last week, Scholastic and Los Angeles Universal Preschool hosted the first-ever Preschool Nation Summit from the Scholastic Auditorium in New York City. Preschool Nation...

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"If someone is telling you not to read something, run out and read it!"

Suzanne McCabe  August 13th, 2014 

Monday, August 18, marked the start of Teacher Week @ Scholastic. This year's speakers included Dr. Timothy Rasinski, who discussed "The Essentials of Developing Reading...

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Learning about creating on-demand PD

Wayne D'Orio  August 12th, 2014 

As education evolves at arguably one of the fastest paces we’ve seen, professional development needs to keep up to best prepare teachers so they in turn prepare our...

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She carried Harry Potter across the ocean and other tales of a children's book editor

Suzanne McCabe  August 12th, 2014 

The license plate that watches over Cheryl Klein and her computer belonged to her grandfather, Philip Sadler, a “Kid-Lit” original. It is an expression of the love of...

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Video: Intellectual Need

Mary Mitchell  August 11th, 2014 

In under three minutes, Dan Meyer takes an isolated math skill that we teach in classrooms and demonstrates why naming points is necessary and how you can show this to...

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Reporting Live and relaying current events to kids

Alexandra Wladich  August 8th, 2014 

Every year, tens of thousands of kids leave their homes in Central America, hoping to find their parents in the United States. They make their way north, dodging drug...

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