The International Reading Association (IRA) held a fantastic Twitter chat last week on the topic of stopping the summer slide.
Below is a list of go-to links and...Read more
As calls for universal preschool continue around the country, so do debates about its efficacy. Even New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledges that the additional 21...Read more
Scholastic is committed to educating children and ensuring a safe environment in which they learn. Just last year Scholastic surpassed its company-wide goal of...Read more
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...Read more
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.
The Hechinger Report has a roundup here of the research on the effectiveness of Pre-K. It's a good refresher as more cities and states carve out funding for early...Read more
Laura Devaney has a great article today about how effective principals reach all corners of education and how important it actually is to have strong leadership in schools...Read more
The title seems like an oxymoron. But my home state has more than its share of poets.
For starters, there's Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Dorothy Parker...Read more
Colors are a form of nonverbal communication. The color red is generally associated with passion or anger and green is often described as calm and safe. According to...Read more
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...Read more
There's a big difference between normal, everyday stress, which can build resilience in a child, and "toxic stress," which often stems from abuse, neglect, and family...Read more
From iPads to desktops, schools around the country are getting connected. But what exactly does that mean? A connected classroom is more than just a row of computers or...Read more
More than 50 years ago, Dr. Dolores Durkin studied children who learned to read before starting school. She reported that one of the most consistent findings among these...Read more
Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey shared a wealth of knowledge with teachers, leaders, and curriculum developers at the ASCD Conference last weekend. In “Collaborative...Read more
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...Read more
We may have passed the Ides of March but there is still plenty of time to celebrate Women's History Month. If you are still looking for resources to help you in the...Read more
At the ASCD Conference on Sunday, Russell Quaglia encouraged hundreds of teachers and administrators to listen to and learn from their students.
No offense meant to pi (especially on Pi Day!), but here's a number I think is way cooler: phi.
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,...Read more
I recently spoke to a group of middle school teachers about independent reading, and there was quite a range of feelings about the topic. Some gushed about how independent...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
Cheryl’s eyes bugged out a bit as she perused her students’ writing. “Why do their pieces look like this? Where are the capitals, the punctuation? I teach mechanics and...Read more