Professional Learning

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.

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!

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?

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...

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.

Cultivating a Culturally Responsive Classroom Community

Jocelyn Stephens  September 20th, 2017 

Building trust and rapport with each student individually is one of the first things to consider when building a culturally responsive classroom community. 

Two Ways to Support a Learning Community

Paul Liabenow  September 18th, 2017 

 In an ideal world, our classrooms are populated by children who are well-rested, well-fed and have everything they need to reach their full academic potential.

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Meriden Public Schools: Here, Students Succeed

Dr. Mark Benign...  September 14th, 2017 

Transformation to student-centered learning environments required a shift in culture, curriculum and instruction. 

Bookmarked: The Gallup Survey, Dear America, SEL and Leading and Learning

Julia Graeper  September 12th, 2017 

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

Back to School: 4 Key Ways to Read Together for Growth

Michael Haggen  August 30th, 2017 

A commitment to reading and learning can and should reach every member of the school community—district and school leaders, teachers, students and the parents who support...

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Scholastic responds to Hurricane Harvey

Scholastic  August 28th, 2017 

The images and news stories coming out of Houston and its surrounding areas are horrific. Massive flooding—the result of Hurricane Harvey—has affected hundreds of...

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Social Media, Independent Reading and Reading Aloud: The Stories You Loved

Julia Graeper  July 21st, 2017 

A mid-year check-in on EDU's top stories from the last 12 months.

#DisruptingThinking: "I want to hug this book. Then high five it."

Julia Graeper  July 14th, 2017 

Disrupting Thinking is proving that it's not just students who are changed—the book is inspiring fervor among educators.

Why Literacy and Families Go Together

Steve Constantino  June 26th, 2017 

Can an effective approach to engaging families in the learning lives of their children improve outcomes, specifically those important literacy outcomes?  Absolutely.

Six Truths I Know For Sure About Writing

Marilyn Pryle  June 7th, 2017 

By writing often and with purpose, students grow as thinkers and as human beings. 

What Happened at #EWA17? Some Twitter Highlights

Julia Graeper  June 6th, 2017 

Below is but a sampling of the conversations I picked up on #EWA17.

The Writing Classroom: Lighting the Spark

Ralph Fletcher  June 1st, 2017 

Teaching writing is like making a fire. You can add all the firewood you want, but unless you leave space for air the fire will sputter and go out. 

3 Takeaways for Educators from the Teacher & Principal School Report: Focus on Literacy

Michael Haggen  April 26th, 2017 

The report explores the views of teachers and principals on the importance of reading, independent reading in school, the home-to-school connection, & summer reading...

Conventions and Craft: Recasting Conventions as Craft Elements

Linda Hoyt  April 12th, 2017 

If we recast conventions as craft elements—tools that allow writers to add clarity and interest to their work—children can make writing sizzle

Autism Awareness, School Libraries, and Summer Reading

Julia Graeper  April 6th, 2017 

The month of April is Autism Awareness Month and School Library Month. It's also time to pre-register for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Family Engagement Supports Literacy Achievement

Paul Liabenow  March 9th, 2017 

Third grade is a critical year for students wherein reaching certain benchmarks of literacy achievement is a must.

Four Fruitful Strategies to Teach Evidence-Based Writing

Alan Sitomer  February 23rd, 2017 

Be focused about your teaching objective and work to build confidence in developing young writers by building skills one-smart-step at a time.

Riveting Read-Alouds (How and Why to Read Aloud with Older Students)

Janet Allen  February 21st, 2017 

Reading aloud can make a significant impact on the literacy achievement of all children, even those who are already independent readers. 

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