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Frances Lown

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How to Access Online Resources Step-By-Step

Follow this easy step-by-step guide to start using online resources today!  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Apr 20, 2018 8:32:00 AM

Teaching Comprehension Across the Curriculum

Stephanie Harvey & Anne Goudvis explain how The Intermediate Comprehension Toolkit is a resource, not a program. It can be adapted to and integrated with any instructional approach.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Apr 18, 2018 9:51:50 AM

Celebrating Great Mistakes in the Classroom

Once students are comfortable with the idea that mistakes are great, it is important that they begin to notice them on their own. As with self-correcting while reading, we want our students to notice when they are making a mistake and make attempts to remedy it.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Apr 18, 2018 8:54:00 AM

Getting To Know Your Math Students

At the beginning of the school year, one of the most important things we do as teachers is get to know our children. It is during this “get to know you” time that we can easily learn about our students’ confidence levels.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Apr 10, 2018 7:18:00 AM

180 Days Podcast Part 1 with Kelly Gallagher & Penny Kittle

This week on the Heinemann Podcast we welcome authors Kelly Gallagher & Penny Kittle of 180 Days. We had a lot to talk about, so we’re going to bring you our discussion in two parts. In Part One, we learn about their quest to engage and empower adolescents.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Apr 5, 2018 4:03:00 AM

Learning to Persevere in Mathematics

One of the most important factors in successful student-centered instruction and learning is perseverance. If we let our students give up after the first try or get overly frustrated when they make a mistake, we are doing them a great disservice.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Apr 2, 2018 6:37:00 AM

It's All About the Books Podcast with Tammy Mulligan & Clare Landrigan

This week on the Heinemann Podcast we welcome Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan, authors of It's All About The Books. From design, to inventory, to organizing, and using these books in the classroom—they demonstrate how to make the most of what you have, and how to get what you need on a budget.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Mar 29, 2018 4:00:00 AM

Poems Are Not Just Poems

In this video, Amy VanDerwater explains that if we are able to harness a love of poetry and use it as a way to demonstrate writing techniques across genres, students gain a better understanding of writing overall.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Mar 29, 2018 1:14:00 AM

What Does Analysis Look Like in the Real World?

In this video, Allison & Rebekah explain how they've shied away from the bread and butter literary analysis approach, and instead push their students to write with passion and authority about topics they care about, effectively bringing their whole selves to their writing.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Mar 27, 2018 6:46:00 AM

Selling Your Students on Project-Based Writing

“This class is special,” I say. “We’re going to write and say things in this class that you’ve never said or written in any other class yet in your high school career.”  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Mar 27, 2018 6:01:00 AM

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