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.

When Hunger Is an Equity Issue

Andy Kubas  September 26th, 2017 

As an educator, my mission is to look within my school community and identify the barriers to learning that are particular to the students I serve. 

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.

What I Want the World to Know About Reading in My Country: International Literacy Day

Julia Graeper  September 8th, 2017 

September 8, 2017, is International Literacy Day, when governments, organizations, and communities around the world recognize and celebrate the magic of books and reading...

September is the New January: Resolutions for Family Engagement

Jenni Brasington  September 7th, 2017 

We know that as soon as school supplies hit the store shelves, summer is over. Although January 1 is the official start of the New Year, many educators consider Back to...

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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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Ready, Set, Read: How Hillside Public Schools Got Reading Over the Summer

Dr. Christy Oli...  August 21st, 2017 

Many families were eager, not just for just the books, but also for workshops and materials around family literacy and the home-school connection. 

Literacy Ambassadors: Building a Student-Centered Culture of Reading

Adam Couturier  August 14th, 2017 

If you want to inculcate a love of reading, you have to provide a context for the goal, one which makes sense and is inspiring and relevant to your students.

Family Engagement Participation: Helping Families Build Competence and Confidence

Ron Mirr  August 3rd, 2017 

Just as not all children come to school ready to learn, families may also be apprehensive, nervous, or skeptical at first.

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.

The Learning Supports Pathway: An Integrated Model of School Improvement

Merrianne Dyer  July 5th, 2017 

As school leaders approach improvement planning for the upcoming year, what strategies can be employed to address the pervasive barriers that many students face?

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.

Year-Round (and that includes summer!) Reading Routines

C.C. Bates  June 14th, 2017 

Summer often lacks structure, and if there is no routine around reading, it may get overlooked for other activities.

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. 

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