Listening to the teacher voice

Francie Alexander  April 23rd, 2014 

This post first appeared on The Washington Post's "The Answer Sheet" blog. We have permission to cross-post it here.

Celebrate Poem In Your Pocket Day tomorrow!

Hope Crocker  April 23rd, 2014 

Tomorrow, Thursday, April 24, 2014, is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Carry a poem in your pocket to share with your friends, family, classmates, and colleagues...

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Musings on adult learning

Hope Crocker  April 22nd, 2014 

The field of adult education was born in 1926 when Eduard Lindeman published The Meaning of Adult Education. Educators started to wonder how adults might learn...

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Differentiating instruction with Laura Robb

Alexandra Wladich  April 21st, 2014 

Last week, Laura Robb, Scholastic educational consultant and author of Unlocking Complex Texts, and

Why does teaching poetry matter?

Hope Crocker  April 18th, 2014 

Each minute in the classroom is precious. Whether you teach Kindergarten or Grade 12, the school year only has so many instructional days. You have limited time and...

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Summer reading roundtable on the summer slide

Tyler Reed  April 17th, 2014 

Three inspiring educators joined us for a Google+ Hangout last night focused on summer reading and stopping the summer slide.

Moderated by Pam Allyn, co-founder of...

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6 steps for text-based writing from the Vermont Writing Collaborative

Jessica Warren  April 16th, 2014 

Last week, Diana Leddy and Joey Hawkins of the Vermont Writing Collaborative spent a day discussing text-based writing with Scholastic editors. They recommend a six-step...

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Go-to articles and resources on the summer slide

Tyler Reed  April 15th, 2014 

The International Reading Association (IRA) held a fantastic Twitter chat last week on the topic of stopping the summer slide.

Below is a list of go-to links and...

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How toddlers thrive: A conversation with Dr. Tovah P. Klein

Suzanne McCabe  April 14th, 2014 

As calls for universal preschool continue around the country, so do debates about its efficacy. Even New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledges that the additional 21...

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5 things to know about the DOE's new Family and Community Engagement framework

Rande Bynum  April 11th, 2014 

We have all heard it: Engaging families can lead to positive effects on student success.  What has been missing is information on HOW to engage families, and with what...

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Learning by upgrading old knowledge

Mary Mitchell  April 11th, 2014 

Phil Daro, who served on the writing team for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, opened his NCSM session, Stepping Stones, with this quote:


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Pursuing clarity and understanding around the Common Core Standards for Math

Mary Mitchell  April 10th, 2014 

As educators and non-educators all work to understand the Common Core, the use of social media can play a significant role. In this BuzzFeed Community piece, Chris...

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Earth Day resources for teachers, parents and students

Alexandra Wladich  April 10th, 2014 

Scholastic is committed to educating children and ensuring a safe environment in which they learn. Just last year Scholastic surpassed its company-wide goal of...

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Falling out of the lead, a new report

Anne Sparkman  April 9th, 2014 

Continued proof that there is more work to be done when it comes to serving disadvantaged students has been brought to my attention in a new report, Falling out of the...

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