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.”

Building a Brighter Future in Asbury Park: Assess, Create, Execute

Lamont Repollet  April 23rd, 2015 

I’ll never forget the joy, pride and stress I felt after I was appointed Superintendent of Schools in Asbury Park, N.J. last year. After taking in the congratulatory...

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What If You're Not Einstein?

Suzanne McCabe  April 10th, 2015 
Fred Lepore and I were both English majors in college who took Physics for Poets. Perhaps my mistake was to take the course Pass/Fail.

How One Illinois District Shifted the Professional Development Paradigm

Jan Mulqueeny  April 7th, 2015 
Rigor, argumentation, identifying evidence from the text, conceptual understanding, and procedural fluency…

How Learning Walks Have Renewed Passions for Teaching in My District

Amy Kilbridge  March 31st, 2015 

One of the best strategies to increase student achievement is to “develop a ’laser-like‘ focus on improving teaching,” says Dr. Kevin Feldman.

Getting Through March Madness: Five Ways Administrators Can Help Teachers

Meenoo Rami  March 30th, 2015 

This is the hardest time of the year for many of us in the classroom. The never-ending days of winter, the testing season, and the overall feeling that all of us are in a...

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A Conversation with Math Educator Marilyn Burns

Tyler Reed  March 27th, 2015 

I always look forward to emails from Marilyn Burns, because she often writes things like this:

“I'm back from school. My, I love being in the classroom with...

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Before Writing, It Helps to Listen

Suzanne McCabe  March 26th, 2015 

Last fall, we welcomed 32 students from across the country and around the world to the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps.

Growth Mindset and Testing: What We Can Learn From The Hunger Games

Eduardo Briceño  March 20th, 2015 
In The Hunger Games, at the Training Center before the “games” begin, Katniss Everdeen operates with a growth mindset. Her goal during those sessions is to improve, not to... Read more

Here's How We Created a Communications Plan to Share Our School's Ed Tech Vision

Kai Johnson  March 19th, 2015 

Central to any vision for integrating technology into schools should be a commitment to candid discussion and communication about that vision with parents.

In the...

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How We Ensure All of Our District's Students Have Access to Books

Kelli Cedo  March 17th, 2015 

In the Virginia Beach Public Schools, our Title 1 organization has established that equity and adequacy are the pillars by which we...

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The Value of "Community Reads" Experiences

Brent Harrington  March 6th, 2015 

The middle school journey is complex and often tumultuous. Social challenges, physical changes, and academic expectations are often at odds as students traverse the...

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Integrating Technology in Your Literacy Block: Best Practices for Getting Started

Monica Burns  March 5th, 2015 

In today’s 21st century classrooms, technology is no longer an add-on, but an essential component of student learning. In order for students to truly be college- and...

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Family Engagement: An Impetus for Student Success

Kelli Cedo  March 3rd, 2015 

In 2010, as Title 1 Coordinator in Virginia Beach Public Schools, I had an a-ha moment regarding how we were and weren’t serving our Title I families in support of their “...

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My Top 10 Ways to Encourage Reading at Home and in School (4-1)

Phyllis C. Hunter  March 2nd, 2015 

You may know me from my latest book, It’s Not Complicated, my classroom libraries or my work in schools as a literacy expert.

What Does a Good Preschool Classroom Look Like?

Suzanne McCabe  February 26th, 2015  Comments • 2

It's a delicate dance in early childhood education these days. Teachers, principals, SETAs (Special Education Teacher Assistants), and administrators must manage the...

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My Top 10 Ways to Encourage Reading at Home and in School (7-5)

Phyllis C. Hunter  February 25th, 2015  Comments • 1

You may know me from my latest book, It’s Not Complicated, my classroom libraries or my work in schools as a literacy expert.

Diversity is the Heartbeat of Our Humanity

Pam Allyn  February 19th, 2015  Comments • 1

Diversity is the heartbeat of our humanity. Books are mirrors into our inner lives, and also windows to the world. Our school and classroom libraries, on and offline,...

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My Top 10 Ways to Encourage Reading at Home and in School (10-8)

Phyllis C. Hunter  February 18th, 2015 

You may know me from my latest book, It’s Not Complicated, my classroom libraries or my work in schools as a literacy expert.

Building Adequacy: A Reflection After 50 Years of Title I

Kelli Cedo  February 9th, 2015 

You might have asked yourself recently: What is my mission as an educational leader? For me, my mission stems from my beliefs and my “whys” around education.

Honor Approximation in Ourselves and in Our Students

Mike Oliver  February 6th, 2015 

In the children’s book Ish, by Peter H. Reynolds, Ramon loves to draw the world around him. But his drawings never quite look “right.” Out of frustration, he...

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