Professional Learning

Four Fruitful Strategies to Teach Evidence-Based Writing

Alan Sitomer  February 23rd, 2017 

Be focused about your teaching objective and work to build confidence in developing young writers by building skills one-smart-step at a time.

Riveting Read-Alouds (How and Why to Read Aloud with Older Students)

Janet Allen  February 21st, 2017 

Reading aloud can make a significant impact on the literacy achievement of all children, even those who are already independent readers. 

Top 5 Tips for Hosting Read Alouds on World Read Aloud Day

Pam Allyn  February 9th, 2017 

Join us as we celebrate the power of reading aloud on World Read Aloud Day this February 16, 2017

Good Intentions without Intentionality

Dr. Houston Barber  February 6th, 2017 
We needed to take on a 3:1 approach for every child, focused on social/emotional supports, academic behavioral supports, and access to opportunities (with mentoring) supports.

Three Reasons School Librarians Should Use Twitter

Todd Burleson  January 25th, 2017 

Todd Burleson of Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, IL, was named School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year in August 2016.

Predictions: Five Big Education Stories in 2017

Michael Haggen  December 29th, 2016 
Michael Haggen, Chief Academic Officer, Scholastic Education, predicts the top education stories in 2017.

Roundup: Five Big Education Stories in 2016

Julia Graeper  December 29th, 2016 

Here are our picks for the five most salient education stories of the past year.

Tell Us: What Education Topics & Trends Are Most Important to You? (Including a giveaway!)

Julia Graeper  December 14th, 2016 
What do you want to read more about on EDU? I invite you to take an edu@scholastic reader survey, and enter to win a giveaway!

Making the Most of Real-Time Reading Data

Kelli Cedo  December 8th, 2016 
To support students in small group instruction, teachers must have real-time data that relates to fluency, decoding, and comprehension.

The Whole Child, Every Child – A Story of Implementation

Dr. Josh Garcia  December 5th, 2016 
The Tacoma Whole Child Initiative started with a simple dream: to support the whole child, every child.

The Super Social Library

Laura Gardner  November 30th, 2016 
The library offers a unique opportunity to extend the classroom into students’ homes and devices, and a great way to accomplish this is through social media.

Building Capacity for Superintendents

Brian Smith  November 17th, 2016 
Building Capacity has been a hot topic in education of late, but what does it mean to build an educator’s capacity?

Teacher & Principal School Report: Equity in Education

Richard Robinson  November 15th, 2016 
The Teacher & Principal School Report: Equity in Education, a national survey of teachers and principals will be released on November 16.

See you at NCTE!

Julia Graeper  November 14th, 2016 
We'll be at NCTE, of course, and are excited to talk with educators from across the country about literacy and learning!

What I'm Reading—Jeff Wilhelm

Jeffrey D. Wilhelm  November 9th, 2016 

Jeffrey Wilhelm's book Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want and Why We Should Let Them (co-authored with Michael W. Smith) has been awarded...

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Thank you for focusing on reading, reasoning and clear thinking

Richard Robinson  October 20th, 2016 
Today, on Scholastic's birthday, we thank you.

Being Accountable for Our Own Learning: Seeking Out Professional Development

Allison Tallman  October 3rd, 2016 
Here are my favorite quick and efficient tips to “learn more,” without stepping into a classroom, workshop, or meeting.

Two years into Twitter: transformed by the community of educators

Steve Wyborney  September 29th, 2016 
I have been transformed by the educational community on Twitter.

State Reading Conferences: A Fabulous PD Opportunity!

Maria Walther  September 28th, 2016 
In my mind, state reading conferences offer some of the best, most cost-effective and practical professional learning opportunities around.

How Leadership Inspires Literacy-Rich Classrooms

Kelli Cedo  September 27th, 2016 
Here are some of the conversations literacy leaders at my school are having around literacy.

Fostering Literacy for All Students

Dr. Tiffany Anderson  September 20th, 2016 
Dr. Tiffany Anderson on strategies for creating literacy-rich experiences for all students, especially those in high-poverty communities.

How to Implement a Sustainable Comprehensive Literacy Program

Michael Haggen  September 7th, 2016 

Michael Haggen, Scholastic Education's Chief Academic Officer, will be speaking at the Literacy Leaders' Institute, presented by Scholastic and ASCD.

New Year’s Resolutions for Literacy Leaders

Annie Ward  August 31st, 2016 

In coming weeks, we will be featuring posts from literacy leaders who will be speaking at the Literacy Leaders' Institute, presented by Scholastic and ASCD...

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New Year, New School: Building a Culture of Literacy

Stephanie Brant  August 10th, 2016 
I created a space where students had more access to books and were more motivated to talk about the books they were reading.

Creating a School Culture that Values Independent Reading

Evan Robb  July 29th, 2016 
As a principal, you can shape teachers' theories of education by being an instructional leader who brings best practices to your school.

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