“But what does an inference look like?” This question, posed by a fifth grade student struggling to get a grip on making inferences represents the confusion many students...Read more
This summer, I was participating in a webinar about using area models for division. A fellow participant asked, “If students know the algorithm but...Read more
I read with interest a recent New York Times article by Rikha Sharma Rani entitled “Stopping Absenteeism at the Age of 5.” In it she highlighted the remarkable work of the...Read more
I see reading lessons everywhere I look: at the grocery store, driving around town, hiking a coastal trail, waiting for the bus, and of course, on a cozy couch.
Sally Smollar of Plumosa School of the Arts, Delray Beach, FL was named a School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year Award finalist in August 2015. Be sure to...Read more
Lakisha Brinson of Amqui Elementary School in Nashville, TN was named a School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year Award finalist in August 2015. Stay tuned...Read more
Yes, it’s National Bullying Prevention Month and no, I won’t be sharing a heart-wrenching chronicle about a child (or a community) who has been devastated by cruelty. Don’...Read more
Rosie Perez made her acting debut in Do the Right Thing in 1989. Since then, she has tried to live up to the title of Spike Lee’s film. She is a fierce...Read more
In 2012, a few weeks after I first became editor-in-chief of Instructor magazine, I met a woman named Marilyn Schutz, the publisher of The Big Deal Book...Read more
The Scholastic FACE Symposium, an annual gathering of family and community engagement leaders from across the country, kicks off October 4th in Miami. This year, we're...Read more
This post first appeared on Scholastic Administr@tor magazine's website on September 21, 2015.
Without fail, my most invigorating professional experiences have been those that offered opportunities to work closely with colleagues.
Ruth Culham, author of the Traits Writing program, shares her thoughts in this video for how teachers can set the stage for a productive year of student writing.
At the start of a new school year, where do you look for lesson plans and engaging conversation-starters that will interest your students? Many teachers tell us that they...Read more
Earlier this year at the White House Early Childhood Summit, Scholastic committed to donating 300 libraries of board books to Early Head Start programs through the "Invest...Read more
If I had a plane, I would skywrite “Books, Glorious Books—and Time to Read Them!” for all to see. Knowing that voluminous reading is key to...Read more
A version of this post first appeared on Scholastic's On Our Minds blog.
Scholastic News Kid Reporter Samuel Davis, 12, of Shreveport, La., is too young to...Read more
During the first week of school, I will often ask students if they did any writing over the summer. Almost universally, they will tell me “no.”
But I know this just...Read more
Below is an excerpt from an article I co-wrote with Chris Colderley, "Making Words Dance," in this month's Language Magazine, August 2015.
The author is the First Gentleman of Rhode Island.
Several years ago, Scholastic teamed up with the Yale Child Study Center to answer the question, “How can we help build resilience in struggling communities?...Read more
“I’ve been waiting my whole life for a robot that can walk on two legs,” says James R. Stellar, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of...Read more