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Teaching for Authentic Fluency, Not Rote Memorization

Learning these facts is not about rote memorization. Seeing and using patterns, and building relationships, can free children’s cognitive resources to be used in other tasks.  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 22, 2019 8:04:00 AM

Identifying When Change Needs to Happen

Sometimes the things that we have to do become tradition, and as tradition ages sometimes those practices do not serve all children. Sometimes we have to change an established way of doing things in order to better serve our kids.  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 19, 2019 8:13:00 AM

On the Podcast: Inquiry Illuminated with Anne Goudvis, Steph Harvey, and Karen Halverson

Today on the Heinemann Podcast we’re discussing Inquiry Illuminated: Researcher’s Workshop Across the Curriculum, the new book from Anne Goudvis, Stephanie Harvey, and Brad Buhrow.  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 18, 2019 10:05:31 AM

Teaching Writers to Remember Their Practice

When we say we teach students to remember, we mean we support students as they recall and retell—with specificity—what happened in their writing practice.  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 17, 2019 2:33:09 PM

A Guide to Identifying the Best Resources for Your Classroom

How do we find helpful new resources without squandering funding or instructional time?  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 16, 2019 11:54:42 AM

Time for Transfer! Using & Reusing Charts & Tools Kids Have Accessed Throughout the Year into Upcoming Units & Into Life, K-8

There are many things that can be done to help students use everything they know even when there isn’t an adult right next to them to remind them to do it.  (continue reading)
Elizabeth Moore Apr 16, 2019 7:24:00 AM

Breathing New Life into Book Clubs: A Foreword from Cornelius Minor

Managing classroom book clubs can be hard. Real hard. But honestly, is there any better way to get students vested in reading?  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 15, 2019 11:08:10 AM

Give Your Classroom Library a Spring Refresh!

Just think how excited your students will be to see new books in the library. It adds a new spark and energy to reader’s workshop! Spring is around the corner!  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 12, 2019 4:17:28 PM

On the Podcast: A Novel Approach Read Aloud with Kate Roberts

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, we’re excited to bring you a special read aloud episode with author Kate Roberts. In her latest book, A Novel Approach Kate takes a close look at both whole-class novels and independent reading...  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 11, 2019 4:00:00 AM

Demonstration Teaching in Writing Workshop

A good demonstration is specific, focused, and clear. Thinking aloud while demonstrating is an important way to show not just what we are doing but also how we are doing it. Modeling is not the same as demonstrating. Modeling is an important part of high-quality teaching, but in a focused strategy lesson, demonstrating is more effective.  (continue reading)
HeinemannPD Apr 10, 2019 4:53:00 PM

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