This summer, take time to think through your classroom procedures. Procedures are the backbone of a productive learning environment; they provide structure so students can...Read more
Here, high school English teacher Deidra Gammill shares her experiences emulating Google's so-called "20% time," which gives employees one day per week to work on whatever...Read more
Attention all teachers! If you will be in the NYC area August 18-21, be sure to register for Teacher Week @ Scholastic. This free-four...Read more
When I was in elementary school, I sometimes helped one of my younger brothers with his homework. Occasionally, I did the homework myself. One afternoon, his teacher,...Read more
Many of the careers today’s students will hold don’t exist yet. The STEM movement aims to reinforce mathematical and scientific skills students need to be successful in...Read more
Our Chief Architect of Learning Sciences, David Dockterman, pens a piece for EdSurge on three key things that make games effective learning tools.
Getting children to read over the summer—or any time of year—can be a struggle. Coersion and rewards, writes Daniel Willingham, a University of Virginia psychology...Read more
We lost a kind, creative and inspiring member of our Scholastic family last month.
Rick Abrams was an entrepreneur who in 1982 co-founded one of the first and most...Read more
What does it take become an expert in something? Is it a matter of completing 10,000 hours of practice? Or is it all in our genes?
(I'm 5'8", but could I dunk if I...Read more
Maurice Elias shares thoughts on how asking the right questions at the right time can lead to powerful learning for students.
He writes: "The way we ask questions...Read more
Readers of The New York Times have eagerly been sharing a story that illustrates something middle school educators already know: the “cool kids” in 7th grade too often...Read more
As stated last week, I learned a great many things and heard about new ideas in action from educators while at the 22nd Annual Model Schools Conference. One such idea, at...Read more
In this blog post, high school English teacher Nancy Barile tells the story of reconnecting with Eddie, a challenging former student. At a district workshop she was...Read more
The limits of standardized tests are amply documented. Such tests, which can determine whether a student knows key dates in history, aren't facile at assessing creativity...Read more