How to Get Students Back into the Writing Zone

Ruth Culham  August 27th, 2015 

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  Comments • 1

“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 • 3

“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 • 2

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 

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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School Leaders Focusing on Family and Community Partnerships

Tyler Reed  June 5th, 2015 

More research, more tools and resources and stronger leadership are coalescing to create a growing movement around "family and community engagement" in U.S. schools.

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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Digital Literacy: Unlocking Technology's Potential

Eric Sheninger  May 27th, 2015  Comments • 1
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  Comments • 1

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 • 6

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.”

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