Teaching

Anything Can Be a Game

Allison Tallman  September 28th, 2016 
When I sit down to plan daily lessons and think about the activities in which students participate, I frequently ask myself, “How can these be games?”

Guided Reading—Making It Work Right Away

Allison Tallman  September 21st, 2016 
There is a multitude of specific systems that need to be in place to successfully implement guided reading instruction starting from the beginning of the school year.

Guided Reading: Part 2, Benefits of Small Group Instruction

Shari Carter  September 16th, 2016 
There are great benefits to students who are given the opportunity to have differentiated, teacher-led instruction in a small group setting

How to Teach Civics and not Get Lost in the Circus

Julia Graeper  September 16th, 2016 
Earlier this week, Elliot Rebhun, Editor-in-Chief of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, was featured on the Washington Post's "Answer Sheet" column

Guided Reading: Part 1, Getting Set Up

Shari Carter  September 15th, 2016 
Differentiated instruction is matching instruction to the different needs of learners in a given classroom.

How to Implement a Sustainable Comprehensive Literacy Program

Michael Haggen  September 7th, 2016 

Michael Haggen, Scholastic Education's Chief Academic Officer, will be speaking at the Literacy Leaders' Institute, presented by Scholastic and ASCD.

Nell Duke on Evaluating Websites as Information Sources

Julia Graeper  August 24th, 2016 

Author Nell K. Duke, Ed.D. (Information in Action), recently wrote a post for Edutopia all about how to help elementary students evaluate online sources as they conduct...

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Five Super Reader Commitments to Make the School Year Unforgettable

Pam Allyn  August 23rd, 2016 
I'm recommending five commitments we can all make, as teachers, families and administrators.

Independent Reading: A Reading Achievement Game-Changer

Laura Robb  August 19th, 2016 
Research is clear about the benefits of independent reading of self-selected books in elementary, middle, and high school.

Teacher Training Programs: How Can We Really Be Prepared?

Allison Tallman  July 27th, 2016 
Teachers should leave their programs with a toolbox of strategies that work and activities to try on the first day of school.

School's Out! Time to Reflect, Plan, and Enjoy the Summer

Madeline Boskey  July 20th, 2016 
It can be a challenge to find just the right balance between letting go of routines and responsibilities, and being able to truly embrace the lack of structure.

Ten Tips from Laura Robb: Classroom Libraries & Access to Books

Laura Robb  July 13th, 2016 
A rich and diverse classroom library offers students the choices needed to self-select books they can and want to read.

10 Things Educators Can Do Before Day One to Support Students on the Autism Spectrum (and a Giveaway!)

Anne Sparkman  July 7th, 2016  Comments • 38

Today we have a guest post from Barbara Boroson, author of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Inclusive Classroom, How to Reach and Teach...

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Books for Babies: Creating a Culture of Community & Early Literacy

Cathy Whitehead  July 6th, 2016 
I knew I wanted to do something that would be fun for my class, use the reading, writing, and research skills we’d learned during the year, and involve our community.

The Compelling Why: Using Short Texts to Support Close Reading

Adria Klein  June 30th, 2016 
Using short informational texts can be a powerful instructional tool, but it’s not always clear exactly why we should use them…or how!

Fostering Independence: The Key to Small Group Instruction

Allison Tallman  June 22nd, 2016 
When it comes to small group instruction, you need successful systems out of your groups for things to work in your groups.

Reading Workshop: Thinking, Talking, & Learning

Maria Walther  June 13th, 2016 

I’m fortunate to be in a book club with a group of longtime friends, many of whom are retired teachers. On my drive home the other night, I was brimming with energy after...

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Making Time for Science and Social Studies

Allison Tallman  June 1st, 2016 

Let’s face it—finding enough time to teach science and social studies can be a challenge. For example, as a first grade teacher, my schedule allows me only a single 30-...

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