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On the Podcast: Teaching Writers to Reflect with Anne Whitney, Colleen McCracken, and Deana Washell

Today on the podcast, we’re talking with Anne Whitney, Colleen McCracken, and Deana Washell, co-authors of “Teaching Writers to Reflect: Strategies for a More Thoughtful Writing Workshop.”  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 7, 2019 4:00:00 AM

Quiet Wonderment

Witnessing a roomful of students typing or scribbling away, occasionally pausing to ponder a point or reconsider a sentence—this is teacher bliss. But how do we guide them to a place where they are writing for more than their teacher, for more than a grade?  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 6, 2019 8:01:00 AM

3 Easy Steps for Thinking Through a Developmental Lens

Thinking about your students through a developmental lens will enhance your teaching each and every day. It will also make your job more interesting and therefore more fun. You can do this in a general way by getting into a three-step habit.  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 6, 2019 7:50:00 AM

Download The Overview and Correlation Guides for Jennifer Serravallo's Complete Comprehension

Complete Comprehension operationalizes top-quality, peer-reviewed research and aligns with national and state standards of learning. Here's your access to all of the details.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Mar 5, 2019 5:19:44 PM

The Power of Modeling Reflection in Your Classroom

Teaching Writers to Reflect is a book about reflection in the context of teaching writing. Anne Elrod Whitney, Colleen McCracken, and Deana Washell decided to start with themselves.  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 4, 2019 1:22:37 PM

Relevance in Teacher Learning

In a world of education that’s crowded by acronyms that vary state by state, teachers often find themselves needing to comply with mandates that someone far away has imposed on them. Sometimes, teachers look to principals for support in either doing away with these mandate, or to help make sense of them.  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 1, 2019 12:00:18 PM

On the Podcast: Modeling Conferences as Conversations with Katie Wood Ray, Jennifer Serravallo, and Carl Anderson

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, author and editor Katie Wood Ray interviews Carl Anderson and Jenifer Serravallo, who both recently published two conferring books in Heinemann’s Classroom Essentials Series.  (continue reading)
Steph George Feb 28, 2019 2:41:47 PM

Ensuring That Your Lessons Speak to What Students Say They Need

We want to build a bridge for children—a bridge between what we are doing in class and the lives that they lead outside of class. We want to be able to show kids how each skill we teach in class makes life right now better outside of class.  (continue reading)
Steph George Feb 27, 2019 7:57:00 AM

PLC Series: Planning for Community, Not Compliance

Welcome back to the PLC Series for the 2018-19 school year! Each month, we'll share a post designed to provoke thinking and discussion through a simple framework, incorporating mini-collections of linked content...  (continue reading)
Jaclyn Karabinas Feb 26, 2019 11:08:59 AM

The Power of Talk in a Writing Workshop, K-5

Student conversations about writing, whether with a peer or a supportive adult, can provide powerful support on multiple levels. Opportunities to talk during writing workshop might take the form of rehearsal for writing, problem solving, reflection, feedback, or goal setting.  (continue reading)
Elizabeth Moore Feb 26, 2019 7:26:00 AM

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