A new book by Jeffrey Wilhelm and Michael Smith (available for purchase now via download, and in print in January) makes a powerful case for the importance of letting...Read more
In an article from Reading Today (full article available for members), San Diego State University professors Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey define close reading as...Read more
The Huffington Post's Joy Resmovits has a nice writeup on the recent PISA test results, which measure student achievement in 34 OECD countries.
She quotes Amanda...Read more
An article that claims arts education is a "must-have" is a must-read for me.
In celebration of national Family Involvement Week and as part of Scholastic’s ongoing commitment to comprehensive and effective family engagement, we’ll be highlighting a...Read more
Many states across the country have integrated financial literacy into school curriculum. This article describes some of the programs equipping Cincinnati teachers with...Read more
Last week my colleagues and I were in Tracy City, TN, for a Camp Discover “Family Reunion” event, where families enjoyed fun, literacy based activities that emphasized...Read more
Scholastic's David Dockterman has an interesting piece in today's ASCD Express about the need to shift students' perceptions of failure in the classroom.
"The world will little note, nor long remember," President Abraham Lincoln said on a Pennsylvania battlefield 150 years ago today. Little note? Lincoln's eulogy to the...Read more
Facebook and social media might be contributing to making complete sentences "an increasingly endangered species," one teacher argues on TheAtlantic.com. But these digital...Read more
One of the interesting trends occurring in education right now is the decentralization of decision-making.
After hearing a sixth grader say, “ I hate nonfiction, Mrs. Miller. It’s so boring.
Happy Veterans Day to all of our men and women who have served over the years. Thank you for all that you do for us.
A recent Ed Week article by Liana Heitin shares solutions to common management challenges that arise from using iPads and laptops in the classroom. The strategies below...Read more
On November 4, the Education Writers Association hosted "Common Core at the Crossroads: What Comes Next?" Reporters and educators at the D.C. conference discussed issues...Read more
Teaching students to use "academic language," or the language of school and the workplace, is an important part of teaching students to read.
The trouble is, it's...Read more
On January 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th U.S. President. His stirring challenge, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for...Read more
You might have heard about President Obama's planned visit today to the unique P-TECH high school in Brooklyn.
In a recent article from The Reading Teacher about fostering graphical literacy, Kathryn Roberts and five of her colleagues share instructional practices to...Read more
If you need Common Core resources, check out our redesigned website. We've added several features, including:
A front page story in today's New York Times examines research on the language and vocabulary gap seen between children who grow up in low income households, and those who...Read more
Touching on how the inclusion of the arts expands the reach of teaching to more students, I found this an interesting read. Reading about students who have teachers who...Read more
For me, writing is a messy process.
I agonize over opening sentences. I use the backspace button a lot. I delete whole paragraphs, rewrite, then realize I liked it...Read more
Last week, The Wall Street Journal posted a quiz to test your knowledge of current events in education. Here are a few bonus questions I came up with, and a link to the...Read more