If you asked most of the teachers I know, “What is your favorite time of the day?” I believe many would answer—reading aloud. In my 30 years of teaching first grade, I...Read more
The ability to read is something many of us take for granted. It is something we learned long ago and practice so often that it seems almost an innate human function. And...Read more
These are challenging times and I think we can all agree that there should be more hours in the day. Work, commuting, errands, cooking, staying on top of the household...Read more
At Scholastic News, one of our goals is to cover complex news topics for kids in a way they can understand without feeling overwhelmed.
I have just invited eighth grade students to select books and find comfortable places to read them. During the first ten minutes, Adam does everything in his power to...Read more
As editor of Scholastic Administr@tor magazine, one of the best parts of my job is meeting inspiring educators and learning about what they are doing and how it is working...Read more
The mid-point in the school year is a great opportunity for school and district leaders to step back and do an evaluation of standards that may not have been mastered by...Read more
We've had plenty to talk about in 2015 -- from testing to read alouds to ESSA, our new federal education law.
Here are five big education stories that kept my...Read more
Today President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA); the reauthorization of President Johnson’s 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This...Read more
Whatever holiday you celebrate this winter season, you can have fun involving your children in the preparations and build their literacy skills at the same time! Consider...Read more
“Comprehension” is a word that teachers use all the time: Jake’s comprehension is weak; Talia can’t comprehend nonfiction; David comprehends everything he reads. ...Read more
In today’s education world, teachers are completely surrounded by data, but in many ways, we are left wondering how to apply it to our teaching practices. Because testing...Read more
Educational challenges are abundant wherever resources are scarce. When policy makers and education leaders attempt to address those barriers, they tend to focus on...Read more
In recent years, community leaders around the country have placed a growing emphasis on early childhood education, recognizing that a solid foundation of language and...Read more
Pam Allyn and Ernest Morrell are the co-authors Every Child a Super Reader, a new book from Scholastic that empowers educators, giving them the tools to...Read more
Last month, Scholastic hosted a gathering of "family and community engagement" leaders from schools and communities across the country at its annual Scholastic FACE...Read more
Anyone who has spent time with me or follows me on social media knows I care deeply about creating positive library experiences for children and teachers.
“But what does an inference look like?” This question, posed by a fifth grade student struggling to get a grip on making inferences represents the confusion many students...Read more
This summer, I was participating in a webinar about using area models for division. A fellow participant asked, “If students know the algorithm but...Read more
I read with interest a recent New York Times article by Rikha Sharma Rani entitled “Stopping Absenteeism at the Age of 5.” In it she highlighted the remarkable work of the...Read more
I see reading lessons everywhere I look: at the grocery store, driving around town, hiking a coastal trail, waiting for the bus, and of course, on a cozy couch.
Sally Smollar of Plumosa School of the Arts, Delray Beach, FL was named a School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year Award finalist in August 2015. Be sure to...Read more