What's So Magic About Rime Magic?

Sharon Zinke  January 19th, 2017 
My sixth graders announced to me that I had to call the word work we were doing magic. “It’s MAGIC, Ms. Zinke! No, really, you have to call it that!”

Empower Students through Independent Reading

Nicole Bosworth Ed.D  January 18th, 2017 
Successful independent reading practices are not supplemental; rather, they are integrated into all literacy instruction and every classroom and home environment.

5 Action Steps for Parent-Teacher Partnerships: A response to the Teacher & Principal School Report

Bibb Hubbard  January 17th, 2017 
While the path to effective family engagement will look a bit different for every school, below are five action steps that schools can employ to engage families and support... Read more

Equity: What It Is (and What it Is Not)

Rita Muratalla  January 11th, 2017 
This child received the resources and actions he needed to be successful. Other children were given the same opportunity, but did not need it like he did.

Family Engagement Lessons from the Teacher & Principal School Report

Ron Mirr  January 9th, 2017 
Effective family & community engagement can be grouped into 4 key areas: welcoming, communication, information, and participation.

The School Library as a Safe Space

Anita Cellucci  January 4th, 2017 
The school library is often a refuge for students, a safe space where students are comfortable and free to be themselves.

Predictions: Five Big Education Stories in 2017

Michael Haggen  December 29th, 2016 
Michael Haggen, Chief Academic Officer, Scholastic Education, predicts the top education stories in 2017.

Roundup: Five Big Education Stories in 2016

Julia Graeper  December 29th, 2016 
Here are our picks for the five most salient education stories of the past year.

Help Your Teachers Create 21st Century Classrooms

Evan Robb  December 22nd, 2016 
You can motivate and engage teachers by having them learn during faculty meetings in ways that you want their students to learn.

I Asked My Students What They Carry in Their “Invisible Backpacks”

Dana McDonough  December 20th, 2016 
What is it that the children carry with them that is not visible, but all the same, impacts who they are and how they learn?

Tell Us: What Education Topics & Trends Are Most Important to You? (Including a giveaway!)

Julia Graeper  December 14th, 2016 
What do you want to read more about on EDU? I invite you to take an edu@scholastic reader survey, and enter to win a giveaway!

Making the Most of Real-Time Reading Data

Kelli Cedo  December 8th, 2016 
To support students in small group instruction, teachers must have real-time data that relates to fluency, decoding, and comprehension.

The Whole Child, Every Child – A Story of Implementation

Dr. Josh Garcia  December 5th, 2016 
The Tacoma Whole Child Initiative started with a simple dream: to support the whole child, every child.

The Super Social Library

Laura Gardner  November 30th, 2016 
The library offers a unique opportunity to extend the classroom into students’ homes and devices, and a great way to accomplish this is through social media.

Promoting Literacy Among New York City's Homeless

Karen Shaffer  November 22nd, 2016 
Through our partnership with public libraries, we’ve been able to develop library programs that did not exist before, and which bring stability to the lives of children and... Read more

Sharing Immigration Stories at Thanksgiving

Leticia Guzman ...  November 21st, 2016 
I see it as my responsibility to ensure that every single student, no matter what country they come from or what language they speak, has access to a quality education.

Building Capacity for Superintendents

Brian Smith  November 17th, 2016 
Building Capacity has been a hot topic in education of late, but what does it mean to build an educator’s capacity?

Teacher & Principal School Report: Barriers to Equity in Education

Greg Worrell  November 16th, 2016 
Greg Worrell, President, Scholastic Education, joins edu@scholastic to discuss research findings around barriers to equity in education from the Teacher & Principal... Read more

Teacher & Principal School Report: Equity in Education

Richard Robinson  November 15th, 2016 
The Teacher & Principal School Report: Equity in Education, a national survey of teachers and principals will be released on November 16.

See you at NCTE!

Julia Graeper  November 14th, 2016 
We'll be at NCTE, of course, and are excited to talk with educators from across the country about literacy and learning!

Student-Led Discussions Develop 21st-Century Learning Skills

Laura Robb  November 11th, 2016 
For students to develop the 21st-century skills that prepare them for further education and a job market that requires strong literacy, they need the 4Cs: collaboration,... Read more

What I'm Reading—Jeff Wilhelm

Jeffrey D. Wilhelm  November 9th, 2016 

Jeffrey Wilhelm's book Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want and Why We Should Let Them (co-authored with Michael W. Smith) has been awarded...

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Family-Teacher Conferences: What You Need to Know

Jenni Brasington  November 3rd, 2016 
Successful conferences offer a platform for shared dialogue and meaningful exchange.

Expert advice: Reading Club Editors on Building Your Classroom Library

Julia Graeper  October 27th, 2016 
Today we are joined by three Scholastic Reading Club editors who have tips for building a classroom library full of books that are just right for kids of all ages.

How to Assess Family Engagement Using Data, not Intuition

Jenni Brasington  October 21st, 2016 
Impactful school leaders rely on more than intuition and gut feelings when articulating a comprehensive family engagement strategy.

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