Family & Community

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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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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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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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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Top chefs connect math to the culinary arts

Tyler Reed  April 9th, 2014 

Here's a SNEAK PEEK at the latest installment in our free Math@Work web series for students and families -- this one focused on the culinary arts.

You might have...

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Coaches: Warm-up routines can cut ACL tears by half

Jessica Warren  April 3rd, 2014 

According to this article from last week's Science Times section, knee injuries are on the rise, with about 150,000 ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries per year.

Children and trauma: a new approach

Suzanne McCabe  March 27th, 2014 

There's a big difference between normal, everyday stress, which can build resilience in a child, and "toxic stress," which often stems from abuse, neglect, and family...

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Repeated read alouds may lead to reading success for young children

Timothy Rasinski  March 24th, 2014 

More than 50 years ago, Dr. Dolores Durkin studied children who learned to read before starting school. She reported that one of the most consistent findings among these...

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Virtual field trips open doors to learning

Hope Crocker  March 3rd, 2014 

Online classroom events are now more accessible than ever. Educational experiences like virtual field trips are cost effective (read: FREE!) and offer students...

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Teachers, we’ve heard you – more than 20,000 of you in fact

Anne Sparkman  February 25th, 2014 

Teachers leave an indelible imprint on their students’ lives, and, as the ones in the classroom on a daily basis, they’re on the frontlines of education-feeling shifts as...

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Switch the channel or switch it off?

Hope Crocker  February 20th, 2014 

The debate over children’s TV-watching has taken the back burner in recent years as conversations about smartphones, tablets, and other devices move to the forefront....

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Literacy through Culture: A focus on Cool Culture

Windy Lopez  February 5th, 2014 

This is the first post in a new Q&A series here on frizzle highlighting the important work of nonprofit and community organizations whose mission is aligned...

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Growing up black in a white world

Suzanne McCabe  January 31st, 2014 

At age 5, Idris Brewster and his best friend, Seun Summers (shown here, left to right), were accepted at the Dalton School in New York City.