How to Get Students Back into the Writing Zone

Ruth Culham  August 27th, 2015  Comments • 1

During the first week of school, I will often ask students if they did any writing over the summer. Almost universally, they will tell me “no.”

But I know this just...

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Why We Need More Poetry in Schools

Kwame Alexander  August 19th, 2015 

Below is an excerpt from an article I co-wrote with Chris Colderley, "Making Words Dance," in this month's Language Magazine, August 2015.

Stopping the Summer Slide in Rhode Island

Andy Moffit  August 17th, 2015 

The author is the First Gentleman of Rhode Island.

The Two-Gen Approach to Early Education

Karen Baicker  August 14th, 2015 

Several years ago, Scholastic teamed up with the Yale Child Study Center to answer the question, “How can we help build resilience in struggling communities?...

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Tapping into the Mammalian Brain, or How One Man Helped Make School More Interesting

Suzanne McCabe  August 6th, 2015 

“I’ve been waiting my whole life for a robot that can walk on two legs,” says James R. Stellar, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of...

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Three Prerequisites for Effective Family Engagement

Karen Mapp  August 4th, 2015 

Over the past twenty years, I’ve had the privilege to work with educators, policy members, researchers, families, and community members to explore the benefits of and the...

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What I'm Reading - Shanna Peeples, National Teacher of the Year

Shanna Peeples  July 30th, 2015 

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” – Lemony Snicket

If you wandered through my house, or grabbed my phone, you’d quickly...

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NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray Encourages Families to ‘Talk to Your Baby’

Tyler Reed  July 21st, 2015 

Last week, the First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray, kicked off a two-year initiative to distribute 200,000 baby book bundles, donated by Scholastic, to NYC...

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Trends in Early Learning: A Preschool Director Reflects

Suzanne McCabe  July 16th, 2015  Comments • 1

When it comes to early childhood education, no one has all the answers. Jim Matison, however, has quite a few.

Strategies to Improve Students' Analytical Thinking

Laura Robb  July 7th, 2015  Comments • 4

“She can read all the words, but she doesn’t remember anything.”

This is a frequent comment from teachers about students who are outstanding decoders, yet who can’t...

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What the Research Says: Reading and Writing Connections

Lois Bridges  July 2nd, 2015  Comments • 7

Nurturing a love of reading comes naturally when we rely on good research to guide us. On edu@scholastic, we're featuring five important issues related to children's...

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How to Select Perfect Mentor Texts That Transform Young Readers and Writers

Maria Walther  July 1st, 2015  Comments • 1

When you’re a children’s literature fanatic, like I am, you surround yourself with fellow book lovers. Recently, I had the opportunity to collaborate with one of my book...

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What the Research Says: The Power of the Read Aloud

Lois Bridges  June 23rd, 2015  Comments • 1

Nurturing a love of reading comes naturally when we rely on good research to guide us. On edu@scholastic, we're featuring five important issues related to children's...

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What the Research Says: Books in the Home

Lois Bridges  June 19th, 2015 

Nurturing a love of reading comes naturally when we rely on good research to guide us. On edu@scholastic, we're featuring five important issues related to children's...

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The New Right Stuff

Suzanne McCabe  June 17th, 2015 
Twelve-year-old Erika Hazlett, a Scholastic News Kid Reporter, recently asked physicist Kip Thorne if she would see a lunar or Martian colony in her lifetime.

What the Research Says: Reading Self-Selected Books for Fun

Lois Bridges  June 9th, 2015 

Nurturing a love of reading comes naturally when we rely on good research to guide us. On edu@scholastic, we're featuring five important issues related to children's...

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What the Research Says: Reading Volume

Lois Bridges  June 3rd, 2015  Comments • 1

Nurturing a love of reading comes naturally when we rely on good research to guide us. On edu@scholastic, we're featuring five important issues related to children's...

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State Teachers of the Year: Independent Reading is Extremely Important

Tyler Reed  May 22nd, 2015  Comments • 2

How important is independent reading to a child's overall success? How often do teachers dedicate time to independent reading in the classroom?

Earlier this week,...

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How Do We Make Time for Project-Based Learning?

Nell K. Duke  May 21st, 2015 

I talk with many teachers who would like to include project-based learning in their classrooms, but just don’t know how they can fit it in with everything else they are...

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We Surveyed the 2015 State Teachers of the Year

Greg Worrell  May 19th, 2015  Comments • 7

How would teachers prioritize education funding? What aspects of their jobs give them the most satisfaction? What qualities do they believe great teachers have? Do...

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What I'm Reading - Ruth Culham

Ruth Culham  May 7th, 2015 

If I try to read at night, I fall asleep and wake up at about 2:00 AM with my glasses askew and the book or journal on the floor. I read on the plane -- which is the best...

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What We Can Learn From Einstein's Brain

Suzanne McCabe  May 6th, 2015 

“Sitting on your shoulders," physicist Michio Kaku once observed, "is the most complicated object in the known universe.”

Can Games Make Us Smarter? A Q & A with Greg Toppo

Tyler Reed  May 1st, 2015 

I met Greg Toppo for the first time in 2007. It was the year Scholastic released Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh installment in J.K. Rowling's...

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Five Lifesaving Lessons from My First Year as Principal

Phee Simpson  April 29th, 2015 

With very little time to prepare for my first school year as principal, I quickly realized we had to do some things differently to move Poughkeepsie High...

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Model School: Creating a School Culture That Drives Student and Staff Achievement

Beth Howell  April 28th, 2015 

At Kathleen H. Wilber Elementary School we hold near and dear our school motto: “Inspiring Excellence: Culture Drives Achievement.”

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