Professional Learning

#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.

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.

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. 

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...

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

Family Engagement Supports Literacy Achievement

Paul Liabenow  March 9th, 2017 

Third grade is a critical year for students wherein reaching certain benchmarks of literacy achievement is a must.

Four Fruitful Strategies to Teach Evidence-Based Writing

Alan Sitomer  February 23rd, 2017 

Be focused about your teaching objective and work to build confidence in developing young writers by building skills one-smart-step at a time.

Riveting Read-Alouds (How and Why to Read Aloud with Older Students)

Janet Allen  February 21st, 2017 

Reading aloud can make a significant impact on the literacy achievement of all children, even those who are already independent readers. 

Top 5 Tips for Hosting Read Alouds on World Read Aloud Day

Pam Allyn  February 9th, 2017 

Join us as we celebrate the power of reading aloud on World Read Aloud Day this February 16, 2017

Good Intentions without Intentionality

Dr. Houston Barber  February 6th, 2017 
We needed to take on a 3:1 approach for every child, focused on social/emotional supports, academic behavioral supports, and access to opportunities (with mentoring) supports.

Three Reasons School Librarians Should Use Twitter

Todd Burleson  January 25th, 2017 

Todd Burleson of Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, IL, was named School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year in August 2016.

Predictions: Five Big Education Stories in 2017

Michael Haggen  December 29th, 2016 
Michael Haggen, Chief Academic Officer, Scholastic Education, predicts the top education stories in 2017.

Roundup: Five Big Education Stories in 2016

Julia Graeper  December 29th, 2016 

Here are our picks for the five most salient education stories of the past year.

Tell Us: What Education Topics & Trends Are Most Important to You? (Including a giveaway!)

Julia Graeper  December 14th, 2016 
What do you want to read more about on EDU? I invite you to take an edu@scholastic reader survey, and enter to win a giveaway!

Making the Most of Real-Time Reading Data

Kelli Cedo  December 8th, 2016 
To support students in small group instruction, teachers must have real-time data that relates to fluency, decoding, and comprehension.

The Whole Child, Every Child – A Story of Implementation

Dr. Josh Garcia  December 5th, 2016 
The Tacoma Whole Child Initiative started with a simple dream: to support the whole child, every child.

The Super Social Library

Laura Gardner  November 30th, 2016 
The library offers a unique opportunity to extend the classroom into students’ homes and devices, and a great way to accomplish this is through social media.

Building Capacity for Superintendents

Brian Smith  November 17th, 2016 
Building Capacity has been a hot topic in education of late, but what does it mean to build an educator’s capacity?

Teacher & Principal School Report: Equity in Education

Richard Robinson  November 15th, 2016 
The Teacher & Principal School Report: Equity in Education, a national survey of teachers and principals will be released on November 16.

See you at NCTE!

Julia Graeper  November 14th, 2016 
We'll be at NCTE, of course, and are excited to talk with educators from across the country about literacy and learning!

What I'm Reading—Jeff Wilhelm

Jeffrey D. Wilhelm  November 9th, 2016 

Jeffrey Wilhelm's book Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want and Why We Should Let Them (co-authored with Michael W. Smith) has been awarded...

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Thank you for focusing on reading, reasoning and clear thinking

Richard Robinson  October 20th, 2016 
Today, on Scholastic's birthday, we thank you.

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