The experts at Scholastic Instructor magazine have curated a great list of "Back-to-School Reads" for the latest issue. The list includes books for kids in grades PreK-8...Read more
One of the best parts about embarking on a new school year is the ability to start fresh. It’s equivalent to grabbing that first blank piece of paper (or more likely...Read more
As Teacher Week @ Scholastic comes to a close, NYC Chancellor Carmen Fariña leaves us with some valuable “C” words to consider during this school year.
A few weeks ago I was reminded of how important language clarity is in the classroom. I shared my learning on the matter from attending the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers...Read more
When a new school year approaches, I often drift back to work a little early. You probably do too.
You may already be checking your mailbox, arranging your desks,...Read more
Genia Connell, a top Scholastic blogger, teaches third grade in Michigan's Troy School District. On Wednesday, August 20, Connell will address new and aspiring teachers at...Read more
Last week, Scholastic and Los Angeles Universal Preschool hosted the first-ever Preschool Nation Summit from the Scholastic Auditorium in New York City. Preschool Nation...Read more
Monday, August 18, marked the start of Teacher Week @ Scholastic. This year's speakers included Dr. Timothy Rasinski, who discussed "The Essentials of Developing Reading...Read more
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...Read more
Every year, tens of thousands of kids leave their homes in Central America, hoping to find their parents in the United States. They make their way north, dodging drug...Read more
Research has shown us how reading proficiency by the end of third grade is crucial. For example, The Annie E. Casey Foundation shows how this benchmark is not only tied to...Read more
An interesting post from educator Lilly Jones about that first year of teaching - a time with extraordinary potential as well as what can be overwhelming responsibilities...Read more
We all know the saying about what happens when you assume, right? It’s ubiquitous because it can be so, so true. The challenge is, when you’re going a mile a minute and...Read more
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...Read more
There are a multitude of gaps in the news lately. Whether it is income, inequality or achievement we're talking about it. A more recent one has been gaining attention and...Read more
As The New Yorker rebuilds and relaunches its website this summer (for its 90th anniversary!), they've opened up parts of their archive for free to non-subscribers -- as...Read more
Attention all teachers! If you will be in the NYC area August 18-21, be sure to register for Teacher Week @ Scholastic. This free-four...Read more
When I was in elementary school, I sometimes helped one of my younger brothers with his homework. Occasionally, I did the homework myself. One afternoon, his teacher,...Read more
Many of the careers today’s students will hold don’t exist yet. The STEM movement aims to reinforce mathematical and scientific skills students need to be successful in...Read more
Our Chief Architect of Learning Sciences, David Dockterman, pens a piece for EdSurge on three key things that make games effective learning tools.
Getting children to read over the summer—or any time of year—can be a struggle. Coersion and rewards, writes Daniel Willingham, a University of Virginia psychology...Read more
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...Read more
Maurice Elias shares thoughts on how asking the right questions at the right time can lead to powerful learning for students.
He writes: "The way we ask questions...Read more
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...Read more