Confessions of a district literacy coach

Renee Sacco  December 13th, 2017 

I know now that my brothers were wrong—reading was not bad for me.

Parents need an accurate picture of their child’s progress

Bibb Hubbard  December 6th, 2017 

Perhaps without realizing, the education community uses a language that parents simply don’t speak. 

World Read Aloud Day announcement & educator sweepstakes

Scholastic  December 1st, 2017 

Did you know 66% of kids ages 6–11 say that reading aloud together is fun!

Using ESSA accountability and school attendance to help students get across the finish line

Jarod Anderson  November 29th, 2017 

It just always seemed like common sense to me that school attendance had to be a top priority before focusing on student achievement and success.

Instruction alone is not enough to help all students succeed

Paul Reville  November 27th, 2017 

Communities, not schools by themselves, must build personalized systems of support and opportunity that attack the impediments to student success.

Bookmarked: Helping kids discover the real story

Julia Graeper  November 21st, 2017 

Many educators are helping students understand that the nuances of our shared experience is best viewed through a critical lens

Independent reading: nurturing students’ personal reading lives

Laura Robb  November 21st, 2017 

A sixth grader put it this way: “If I’m into a book, the only thing that can get my attention is if my pants are on fire.”

Update from Puerto Rico

Julia Graeper  November 17th, 2017 

A guest post from Darlene Vazquez (Scholastic Puerto Rico) on life since Hurricane Maria.

What is guided reading?

James Cannon  November 15th, 2017 

It’s not unusual to hear the term guided reading used to describe small-group instruction. But does that term mean the same thing to everyone?

5 Reasons school librarians should use social media

Tamiko Brown  November 14th, 2017 

Five reasons why this year's School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year uses social media to tell her library’s story.

Civics for middle and high school students

Mary Kate Frank...  November 10th, 2017 

This year, our civics coverage has focused extensively on media literacy and fake news—topics many teachers told us they desperately needed.

Making time for independent reading at school

Evan Robb  November 9th, 2017 

Let me be your guide and help you make independent reading an integral part of your school’s curriculum.

Twitter Chat Recap: Striving Readers with Adria Klein

Julia Graeper  November 2nd, 2017 

We created a Storify with some of the highlights, below. Follow @ScholasticEd to find out about our next chat!

They Want to Know!: Civics for Upper-Elementary Students

Steph Smith  November 2nd, 2017 

Today, civics goes beyond lessons about our government and the importance of an active citizenry. 

Teaching Civics in Early-Grade Magazines

Laine Falk  November 1st, 2017 

This blog post is the first of three from the Classroom Magazines editorial team about how we tackle civics by grade level.

It’s all about the books—or is it?

April Wathen  October 26th, 2017 

When is the last time you thought about the duties of a 21st-century librarian?

Equity through comprehensive literacy

Kelli Cedo  October 25th, 2017 

The comprehensive literacy framework provides educators with the resources and professional development needed to support the literacy of our diverse learners.

School librarians support teaching and learning

Jan Wilson  October 20th, 2017 

Our school libraries must provide a variety of spaces, furniture, equipment and staff to support the needs of our students so they can explore, evaluate, share and create...

If I could do my family engagement all over again...

Jenni Brasington  October 18th, 2017 

I've been out of the classroom for many years. But I think often about returning for an opportunity to do things differently. I would especially like a "do-over" on...

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Bookmarked: Start with the why & inviting uncertainty

Julia Graeper  October 11th, 2017 

As Bosworth's why questions encourage deeper, abstract thinking, Beghetto's uncertainty allows students to explore, experiment and problem-solve in a...

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Start with the why

Nicole Bosworth Ed.D  October 5th, 2017 

When we move beyond the surface details of a text, we can start to understand the why behind actions of the heroes and heroines of the stories we love.

Bookmarked: The impact of hunger on achievement, & addressing lunch-shaming

Julia Graeper  October 4th, 2017 

Below are a few education stories I've bookmarked recently.

Resources for talking to students about tragedy

Scholastic  October 2nd, 2017 

Support for educators and families who may be having difficult conversations about the events in Las Vegas.

When Hunger Is an Equity Issue

Andy Kubas  September 26th, 2017 

As an educator, my mission is to look within my school community and identify the barriers to learning that are particular to the students I serve. 

Bookmarked: How We Train, Retain and Set Expectations for Teachers

Julia Graeper  September 21st, 2017 

Below are a few education stories I've bookmarked recently.