Digital Literacy: Unlocking Technology's Potential

Eric Sheninger  May 27th, 2015 
Teaching digital literacy helps to manage all of the benefits of technology while helping students understand how to safely weed through the vast amounts of information... Read more

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 • 5

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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Model School: Differentiating Instruction to Maximize Success for All

Andy Bristow  May 11th, 2015 

At Simpson Middle School in Marietta, Georgia, we are committed to differentiated instruction for all of our students. We’ve found that it’s the most effective way to...

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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.”

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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Learning the Language of Respectful, Actionable Feedback

Kevin Feldman  April 20th, 2015 
We want to be certain that our communication processes provide constructive conversations and that, in turn, those conversations help lead to more effective practices.

10 Steps to System Change: Napa Valley USD’s Literacy Intervention Success Story

Laura Ryan  April 17th, 2015 

In 2001, California began a pilot version of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). I was Director of Special Education at Napa Valley Unified School District at...

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Leading and Lagging Indicators: A New Way of Looking at Student Data

Scott Traub  April 16th, 2015 
However, many stakeholders feel like something is missing—the data they are using doesn’t tell the whole story, and it’s difficult to turn this information into action

Putting Math@Work to Work

David Dockterman  April 14th, 2015 

How often have you heard students complain in math class, “When am I ever going to use this?” The honest answer, in most cases beyond arithmetic, is “probably never.” I...

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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.

All Students Should Be Struggling Learners

David Dockterman  April 8th, 2015 
After a recent talk on academic and growth mindsets, a member of the audience came up to thank me and noted how judiciously I had avoided the label “struggling students.”

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…

The History of Silent Reading: Mysterious and Instructive

Marilyn Jager Adams  April 6th, 2015 

Written language, in one form or another, has been around for thousands of years, alphabetic scripts for more than 3,000. Even so, the notion that written language was to...

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The Keys to Managing Community Expectations Around Test Scores

Susan Gendron  April 2nd, 2015 
With spring testing upon us, many school and district leaders are worried about a potential dip in test scores. They’re right to worry

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.