Life, death and the stories in between

Suzanne McCabe  June 9th, 2014 

Books teach us about life and its corollary, death. We try to make sense of the splendor and the ruin around us by turning to great works of literature. Often, those works...

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If you're a teacher and you think you're suffering from burnout, you might want to read this

Suzanne McCabe  June 2nd, 2014 

In this piece, teacher Wendi Pillars describes her profession as "emotionally, physically, and mentally consuming." As a former teacher, I know whereof she speaks. Pillars...

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Food for the brain

Alexandra Wladich  May 30th, 2014 

Proper nutrition plays a critical role in supporting the success of students. As studies have shown, eating the right food promotes optimal growth and development of...

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Peer-to-peer sharing: When students spread reading love

Janiel Wagstaff  May 29th, 2014  Comments • 1

Great power for spreading the joy of reading lies within the hands of our students. As teachers we read aloud passionately several times daily, give gotta’-get-my-hands-on...

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Learn how to incorporate research on ‘growth mindset’ into classroom instruction

Tyler Reed  May 28th, 2014 

On Tuesday, June 3rd at 8 p.m. EST, we're hosting a special "Mini-PD" session for educators focused on “Fostering a Growth Mindset in Every Student.” We hope you'll join...

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Learning disabilities: What we know, don't know and think we know

Suzanne McCabe  May 23rd, 2014 

A new report by the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) examines the impact that learning and attention issues have on millions of children and young adults...

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What do you have a ‘fixed mindset’ about?

Tyler Reed  May 20th, 2014  Comments • 5

“I’m not a math person.” “I can’t dance.” “I’m dumb and she’s smart.” “I’m just naturally an artist.”

All of the above are statements you might have heard from your...

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High prices for higher education

Alexandra Wladich  May 19th, 2014 

When I prepared to leave home for college, my parents sent me off with plenty of advice. One of the most memorable was this: Do not open a credit card. They warned me of...

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Don't underestimate the importance of knowledge

Tyler Reed  May 15th, 2014 

I could read with a fairly high level of understanding a complicated paper analyzing education policy or corporate communications strategies or a Major League Baseball...

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Going from tech-scared to tech-savvy

Wayne D'Orio  May 14th, 2014 

Over the years, I've noticed that at every school there are a handful of teachers who are afraid to try new technology in their classrooms. The...

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Try this: Create fun summer reading lists for your students or children

Rande Bynum  May 12th, 2014 

Reading during the summer has always felt special to me. I love scanning the summer book lists that people create for recommendations. They’re usually themed or organized...

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IRA: A cheat sheet

Suzanne McCabe  May 9th, 2014 

If you’re attending the annual convention of the International Reading Association in New Orleans this weekend (May 9-12), you may be overwhelmed by the possibilities—so...

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Don't forget to #thankateacher today!

Tyler Reed  May 6th, 2014 

Today, I want to thank my fifth grade teacher, Mr. Silverman, for always challenging me to ask "why?"

He was always tough on his students, pushing us to dig deeper,...

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Meet the 2014 National Teacher of the Year

Anne Sparkman  May 5th, 2014 

It seems only appropriate to kick off Teacher Appreciation Week by congratulating the newly named National Teacher of the Year, Sean McComb. 

Different strokes: Allowing for creativity

Suzanne McCabe  May 2nd, 2014 

According to Peter DeWitt and other educators, “learning styles” are a myth. No more distinguishing between auditory and visual learners. Children learn best, brain...

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Honoring students for outstanding academic success

Alexandra Wladich  April 28th, 2014 

Through the work we do here at Scholastic, I am constantly reminded of the increasing number of obstacles to learning that many students face -- from learning disabilities...

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“Is this America?”

Suzanne McCabe  April 25th, 2014 

It's been 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared "unconditional war on poverty," and 60 years since Brown v.

Listening to the teacher voice

Francie Alexander  April 23rd, 2014  Comments • 2

This post first appeared on The Washington Post's "The Answer Sheet" blog. We have permission to cross-post it here.

Differentiating instruction with Laura Robb

Alexandra Wladich  April 21st, 2014 

Last week, Laura Robb, Scholastic educational consultant and author of Unlocking Complex Texts, and

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Summer reading roundtable on the summer slide

Tyler Reed  April 17th, 2014 

Three inspiring educators joined us for a Google+ Hangout last night focused on summer reading and stopping the summer slide.

Moderated by Pam Allyn, co-founder of...

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Go-to articles and resources on the summer slide

Tyler Reed  April 15th, 2014 

The International Reading Association (IRA) held a fantastic Twitter chat last week on the topic of stopping the summer slide.

Below is a list of go-to links and...

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How toddlers thrive: A conversation with Dr. Tovah P. Klein

Suzanne McCabe  April 14th, 2014 

As calls for universal preschool continue around the country, so do debates about its efficacy. Even New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledges that the additional 21...

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Earth Day resources for teachers, parents and students

Alexandra Wladich  April 10th, 2014  Comments • 1

Scholastic is committed to educating children and ensuring a safe environment in which they learn. Just last year Scholastic surpassed its company-wide goal of...

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Falling out of the lead, a new report

Anne Sparkman  April 9th, 2014 

Continued proof that there is more work to be done when it comes to serving disadvantaged students has been brought to my attention in a new report, Falling out of the...

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