A couple of recent blog posts I’ve read have me thinking: What are an educator's indispensable tech tools?
Otolaryngology is easily my favorite medical discipline. Or at least my favorite one to say. You non-medical geeks out there might know otolaryngology by its more common...Read more
It is fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk hot in New York City. If you and the children in your life are sitting by the ocean, or beneath an air conditioner or a tree, you could do...Read more
What makes long summer days (that somehow seem too short!) so special?
Beach. Parks. Barbeques. Community and City Festivals. Road Trips. Adventures. Campfires....Read more
Scientific American magazine has a "Special Report" on digital learning in its August issue. Big data, gaming and MOOCs... Oh my!
Here's a gem of a tweet from Neil deGrasse Tyson earlier today -- a great lesson for kids to work hard at what you love, and that passion is usually a precursor to...Read more
If I owe you a thank-you note, I apologize. My Catholic school upbringing has led me to believe that I can only express my gratitude in one way: legible script.
Much attention is being paid to the importance of helping every student develop a "growth mindset" about their learning. Our brains are constantly changing, and if a...Read more
"Everybody, everybody at Scholastic believes that every kid can read well and that being a good reader is part of life," our Margery Mayer said during this NPR...Read more
A longtime partner of Scholastic and one of our Literacy Champions, the Afterschool Alliance works to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality...Read more
I have had the privilege—and crazy schedule—of attending several education conferences over the past few weeks where heard a lot about the Common Core. The standards are...Read more
Last week, I linked up an article about research showing that reading can help slow cognitive decline in old age.
Annie Murphy Paul riffs of the same topic here,...Read more
Our world, our communities, our lives seem to be changing by the second these days. So, it’s not surprising that over the past few months many of us have been reading and...Read more
Here's an interesting post from Catherine Gewertz of Ed Week about what she sees as a possible shifting in the rhetoric around the Common Core.
By thinking of the...Read more
This week, PBS delivered on a journalistic promise that began with "Mother" Mary Jones: "Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." The network aired Two...Read more
Education Week and Gallup just released their first (they're planning to do four every year) Superintendents Panel poll. There's some interesting data in there on...Read more
Here's a fantastic and beautifully built short video from The RSA in the UK featuring Sir Ken Robinson. In it, he explains why schools and communities can do more to help...Read more
Scott McLeod spotted this great video of an exercise a teacher did that shows how the wording of a question can kill creativity -- or how it can unleash it!
Dan Willingham writes about some useful research here that shows evidence of what he calls "the testing effect," that taking a first guess at an answer (in this case, the...Read more
Even more evidence here of the healthfulness of reading. A new study shows that people who read more (early in life even more so, but also later in life) have sharper...Read more
I recently heard Margery Mayer give a speech while accepting the Corporate Award from the Education Commission of the States on behalf of Scholastic and she shared with us...Read more
Here's a handy-dandy map for all you Common Core watchers. Compiled and continually updated by Ed Week's editorial staff, it shows which states are members of which...Read more
Does the term "informational text" dominate your stream of Common Core consciousness? I wonder what more felicitous phrase it has edged out of my own ruminations. ...Read more
The 10th Annual Games for Change Festival took place in New York this week, bringing together game designers and researchers with educators, non-profits, documentarians,...Read more