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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Don't underestimate the importance of knowledge

Tyler Reed  May 15th, 2014 

I could read with a fairly high level of understanding a complicated paper analyzing education policy or corporate communications strategies or a Major League Baseball...

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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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Try this: Create fun summer reading lists for your students or children

Rande Bynum  May 12th, 2014 

Reading during the summer has always felt special to me. I love scanning the summer book lists that people create for recommendations. They’re usually themed or organized...

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IRA: A cheat sheet

Suzanne McCabe  May 9th, 2014 

If you’re attending the annual convention of the International Reading Association in New Orleans this weekend (May 9-12), you may be overwhelmed by the possibilities—so...

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Don't forget to #thankateacher today!

Tyler Reed  May 6th, 2014 

Today, I want to thank my fifth grade teacher, Mr. Silverman, for always challenging me to ask "why?"

He was always tough on his students, pushing us to dig deeper,...

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Meet the 2014 National Teacher of the Year

Anne Sparkman  May 5th, 2014 

It seems only appropriate to kick off Teacher Appreciation Week by congratulating the newly named National Teacher of the Year, Sean McComb. 

Different strokes: Allowing for creativity

Suzanne McCabe  May 2nd, 2014 

According to Peter DeWitt and other educators, “learning styles” are a myth. No more distinguishing between auditory and visual learners. Children learn best, brain...

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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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“Is this America?”

Suzanne McCabe  April 25th, 2014 

It's been 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared "unconditional war on poverty," and 60 years since Brown v.

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.

Differentiating instruction with Laura Robb

Alexandra Wladich  April 21st, 2014 

Last week, Laura Robb, Scholastic educational consultant and author of Unlocking Complex Texts, and

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Summer reading roundtable on the summer slide

Tyler Reed  April 17th, 2014 

Three inspiring educators joined us for a Google+ Hangout last night focused on summer reading and stopping the summer slide.

Moderated by Pam Allyn, co-founder of...

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Go-to articles and resources on the summer slide

Tyler Reed  April 15th, 2014 

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...

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How toddlers thrive: A conversation with Dr. Tovah P. Klein

Suzanne McCabe  April 14th, 2014 

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...

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Earth Day resources for teachers, parents and students

Alexandra Wladich  April 10th, 2014  Comments • 1

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...

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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.

Taking a look at the research on Pre-K

Tyler Reed  April 4th, 2014 
The Hechinger Report:“Does Pre-K really help?”

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...

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Great principals really are important

Anne Sparkman  April 3rd, 2014 

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...

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An ode to New Jersey poets

Suzanne McCabe  April 2nd, 2014 

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...

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Putting a stop to red ink in the classroom

Alexandra Wladich  April 2nd, 2014 

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...

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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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