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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.

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. 

2017 National Advisory Council: Equity in Education—Engaging and Empowering Students, Families & Educators

Julia Graeper  May 24th, 2017 

"People refer to education as the great equalizer. But the reality is that the great equalizer is inequitably distributed."

Meet the Kids Press Corps

Suzanne McCabe  May 11th, 2017 

Our reporters recognize the power that their own words have. They are telling the stories of their generation.

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...

Tackling Social Inequality through Literacy

Byron Garrett  April 19th, 2017 

With a diverse collection of books that support SEL and social justice, we can create empathetic and empowered educational advocates in the next generation.

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

My Favorite Question for Students and Teachers

Kelly Stomps  March 23rd, 2017 

The really great, meaty questions will not only lead you to a better understanding of a student’s ability, they will inspire critical thinking and creativity. 

Access to Books Is at the Heart of a Strong Literacy Plan

Michael Haggen  March 13th, 2017 

It is not enough simply to have books—the collection must be diverse in genre, subject, and reading level, meeting the individual needs of all students.

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. 

The Media: Separating Fact from Fiction

Suzanne McCabe  February 13th, 2017 

The critical-thinking skills kids develop in school can help them become thoughtful, curious, and media-literate individuals.

Top 5 Tips for Hosting Read Alouds on World Read Aloud Day

Pam Allyn  February 9th, 2017 

Join us as we celebrate the power of reading aloud on World Read Aloud Day this February 16, 2017

Three Reasons School Librarians Should Use Twitter

Todd Burleson  January 25th, 2017 

Todd Burleson of Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, IL, was named School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year in August 2016.

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...

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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.

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.

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