Family & Community
Through the magnificent documentary “I AM ELEVEN,” I was recently reminded of how amazing being 11 years old can be.
On September 4, the doors of New York City's public schools swung open to a new crop of students—more than 1.1 million in all.
Because of Mayor Bill de Blasio's...Read more
Educators know very well the importance of having strong partnerships with parents, yet building these can be one of the most challenging aspects of the job. Scholastic...Read more
It's a new school year! How are you approaching the "productive struggle" of learning?
Consider the importance of expectations. When we expect a task to be easy, it...Read more
The experts at Scholastic Instructor magazine have curated a great list of "Back-to-School Reads" for the latest issue. The list includes books for kids in grades PreK-8...Read more
Great teachers take time at the beginning of the year to create classroom communities. Each new group of students brings with them divergent interests, abilities, cultures...Read more
As Teacher Week @ Scholastic comes to a close, NYC Chancellor Carmen Fariña leaves us with some valuable “C” words to consider during this school year.
As part of Teacher Week at Scholastic, Dr. Julie A.
Monday, August 18, marked the start of Teacher Week @ Scholastic. This year's speakers included Dr. Timothy Rasinski, who discussed "The Essentials of Developing Reading...Read more
There are a multitude of gaps in the news lately. Whether it is income, inequality or achievement we're talking about it. A more recent one has been gaining attention and...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
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
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
Educators, researchers and parents have long understood the importance of reading aloud to young children -- both to instill in them the importance of books and reading,...Read more