Leadership

Learning about creating on-demand PD

Wayne D'Orio  August 12th, 2014 

As education evolves at arguably one of the fastest paces we’ve seen, professional development needs to keep up to best prepare teachers so they in turn prepare our...

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Building a preschool nation together

Alexandra Wladich  July 25th, 2014 

Scholastic and Los Angeles Universal Preschool (a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide access to quality early childhood education programs for children in...

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How much do genes matter?

Tyler Reed  July 9th, 2014 

What does it take become an expert in something? Is it a matter of completing 10,000 hours of practice? Or is it all in our genes?

(I'm 5'8", but could I dunk if I...

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On peer pressure and acceptance: Helping teens find the balance

Tom Conklin  July 3rd, 2014 

Readers of The New York Times have eagerly been sharing a story that illustrates something middle school educators already know:  the “cool kids” in 7th grade too often...

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Critical and creative thinking for all

Anne Sparkman  June 26th, 2014  Comments • 1

I find myself consistently in awe of the teachers and principals of schools that have rolled up their sleeves, taken the hard work of turning around their school head on...

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How to run a great end-of-year literacy event

Rande Bynum  June 23rd, 2014 

With the school year wrapping up for most students, what better way to celebrate than with a family literacy event? It is a great way to bring families together to...

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Save the date: Teacher Week @ Scholastic

Alexandra Wladich  June 20th, 2014 

No matter how talented, how experienced and how well-trained we are at something, there's always room for improvement! To help you recharge and gear up for next school...

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Learning disabilities: What we know, don't know and think we know

Suzanne McCabe  May 23rd, 2014 

A new report by the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) examines the impact that learning and attention issues have on millions of children and young adults...

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What do you have a ‘fixed mindset’ about?

Tyler Reed  May 20th, 2014  Comments • 5

“I’m not a math person.” “I can’t dance.” “I’m dumb and she’s smart.” “I’m just naturally an artist.”

All of the above are statements you might have heard from your...

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High prices for higher education

Alexandra Wladich  May 19th, 2014 

When I prepared to leave home for college, my parents sent me off with plenty of advice. One of the most memorable was this: Do not open a credit card. They warned me of...

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Going from tech-scared to tech-savvy

Wayne D'Orio  May 14th, 2014 

Over the years, I've noticed that at every school there are a handful of teachers who are afraid to try new technology in their classrooms. The...

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Honoring students for outstanding academic success

Alexandra Wladich  April 28th, 2014 

Through the work we do here at Scholastic, I am constantly reminded of the increasing number of obstacles to learning that many students face -- from learning disabilities...

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Listening to the teacher voice

Francie Alexander  April 23rd, 2014  Comments • 2

This post first appeared on The Washington Post's "The Answer Sheet" blog. We have permission to cross-post it here.

Falling out of the lead, a new report

Anne Sparkman  April 9th, 2014 

Continued proof that there is more work to be done when it comes to serving disadvantaged students has been brought to my attention in a new report, Falling out of the...

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Let’s clarify: Standards or curriculum?

Allison Wolfe  April 9th, 2014 

Whether you love the Common Core or hate the Common Core, recent debates about an unclear, frustrating math problem have led to confusion in more than just math.

It isn't just one thing that defines great teachers

Anne Sparkman  March 31st, 2014 

We hear about this intangible "it" factor that celebrities have to make them stars. We ask business leaders what their key to success is and parents of amazing kids for a...

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Technology in remote classrooms: Luxury or necessity?

Alexandra Wladich  March 19th, 2014 

Can technology become a “great equalizer” for schools? For those with access to the tools, tech opens doors to a mind-boggling amount of resources with just a click of a...

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How to foster student aspirations

Allison Wolfe  March 17th, 2014 

At the ASCD Conference on Sunday, Russell Quaglia encouraged hundreds of teachers and administrators to listen to and learn from their students.

Is recess the key to success?

Alexandra Wladich  March 13th, 2014 

Seeking to increase instructional time for students, many schools and school districts are considering lengthening the school day and year. In New Jersey, for example,...

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SATs and the 1,600 you deserved

Suzanne McCabe  March 11th, 2014  Comments • 2

If you took the SATs before that crazy 2,400 system, you probably should have gotten a 1,600. Congratulations if you actually did.

I know that I should...

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Reading, writing and coding

Alexandra Wladich  March 7th, 2014  Comments • 1

There is no denying today’s students are learning in an age where information is available anytime and anywhere. From smartphones and iPads to Google Glass and social...

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An inspiring quote to go with your morning

Anne Sparkman  March 6th, 2014 

Last week we had the pleasure of sharing that teachers overwhelmingly chose their career in order to make a difference in children's lives. This is part of the research...

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Blended learning 101

Allison Wolfe  March 4th, 2014 

You may have heard these buzz words: blended learning, flipped classroom, lab rotation. But what exactly do these terms mean? And what do the schools and classrooms that...

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The maker movement's move into K-12

Wayne D'Orio  February 28th, 2014 

Hundreds of thousands of people attend Maker Faires around the world every year -- events that celebrate creativity, inventiveness and resourcefulness, and let people show...

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