Teaching

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.

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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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.

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.

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