Last week, Scholastic and Los Angeles Universal Preschool hosted the first-ever Preschool Nation Summit from the Scholastic Auditorium in New York City. Preschool Nation...Read more
Monday, August 18, marked the start of Teacher Week @ Scholastic. This year's speakers included Dr. Timothy Rasinski, who discussed "The Essentials of Developing Reading...Read more
As education evolves at arguably one of the fastest paces we’ve seen, professional development needs to keep up to best prepare teachers so they in turn prepare our...Read more
Every year, tens of thousands of kids leave their homes in Central America, hoping to find their parents in the United States. They make their way north, dodging drug...Read more
Research has shown us how reading proficiency by the end of third grade is crucial. For example, The Annie E. Casey Foundation shows how this benchmark is not only tied to...Read more
An interesting post from educator Lilly Jones about that first year of teaching - a time with extraordinary potential as well as what can be overwhelming responsibilities...Read more
We all know the saying about what happens when you assume, right? It’s ubiquitous because it can be so, so true. The challenge is, when you’re going a mile a minute and...Read more
Scholastic and Los Angeles Universal Preschool (a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide access to quality early childhood education programs for children in...Read more
There are a multitude of gaps in the news lately. Whether it is income, inequality or achievement we're talking about it. A more recent one has been gaining attention and...Read more
As The New Yorker rebuilds and relaunches its website this summer (for its 90th anniversary!), they've opened up parts of their archive for free to non-subscribers -- as...Read more
Attention all teachers! If you will be in the NYC area August 18-21, be sure to register for Teacher Week @ Scholastic. This free-four...Read more
When I was in elementary school, I sometimes helped one of my younger brothers with his homework. Occasionally, I did the homework myself. One afternoon, his teacher,...Read more
Many of the careers today’s students will hold don’t exist yet. The STEM movement aims to reinforce mathematical and scientific skills students need to be successful in...Read more
Our Chief Architect of Learning Sciences, David Dockterman, pens a piece for EdSurge on three key things that make games effective learning tools.
Getting children to read over the summer—or any time of year—can be a struggle. Coersion and rewards, writes Daniel Willingham, a University of Virginia psychology...Read more
What does it take become an expert in something? Is it a matter of completing 10,000 hours of practice? Or is it all in our genes?
(I'm 5'8", but could I dunk if I...Read more
Maurice Elias shares thoughts on how asking the right questions at the right time can lead to powerful learning for students.
He writes: "The way we ask questions...Read more
Readers of The New York Times have eagerly been sharing a story that illustrates something middle school educators already know: the “cool kids” in 7th grade too often...Read more
As stated last week, I learned a great many things and heard about new ideas in action from educators while at the 22nd Annual Model Schools Conference. One such idea, at...Read more
The limits of standardized tests are amply documented. Such tests, which can determine whether a student knows key dates in history, aren't facile at assessing creativity...Read more
In the quest to promote deep student thinking, sometimes the answer is the problem.
In the classroom, we can launch a beautiful, rich question only to see students...Read more
The license plate that watches over Cheryl Klein and her computer belonged to her grandfather, Philip Sadler, a “Kid-Lit” original. It is an expression of the love of...Read more
I find myself consistently in awe of the teachers and principals of schools that have rolled up their sleeves, taken the hard work of turning around their school head on...Read more
Educators, researchers and parents have long understood the importance of reading aloud to young children -- both to instill in them the importance of books and reading,...Read more