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Lauren Audet

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What's Your Teaching Story? We Want to Know!

We know all teachers have great tales to tell about their time in the classroom. Now is your chance to have your voice heard by Heinemann and beyond. We're seeking video submissions from teachers far and wide. Instructions on how to submit inside. Do you have a story to tell?  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Apr 16, 2018 2:03:10 PM

Helping Your Students Who Struggle to Determine What Information is Really Important in a Text

Have you ever conferred with students who struggle to determine what information is really important? A clearly stated purpose for reading multiple sources can make the difference between productive and unproductive reading and thinking for many students. Here's what that might look like...  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Mar 29, 2018 10:11:22 AM

Should I Introduce Whole-Class Novels into My Readers Workshop?

if you have a good readers workshop going in your classroom I give you a hi-five and say keep it up! There are, though, a few caveats that might cause you to consider the whole class novel approach...  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Mar 23, 2018 8:17:00 AM

How Do We Create a Cohesive and Nurturing Classroom Community?

Right then Kristi decided: it wasn’t projects that would change the world, it was teaching how to be an engaged and responsible member of a community.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Mar 22, 2018 6:08:18 PM

Classroom Routines to Deepen Passion

Even the most disengaged student is passionate about something, and we can leverage that passion to help nurture their writing life.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Mar 20, 2018 7:44:00 AM

Building Classrooms that Engage Students

From the first days of school to the last, Kids First from Day One walks you through how to put your deepest teaching beliefs into action; from building community and designing your classroom spaces; to matching instruction to students' needs, and engaging students in curriculum.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Mar 16, 2018 9:58:00 AM

What if I Love My Whole-Class Novels?

I believe we can teach whole class novels in ways that increase independence, ability, and engagement. We can keep our novels, but we may need to change the way we do them.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Mar 12, 2018 6:02:00 AM

How Can Instructional Routines Support Teaching and Learning?

In this video, you’ll see Boston Teacher Residency alumni using instructional routines in their planning and teaching.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Mar 7, 2018 7:42:29 AM

Building a School of Math People, One Conversation at a Time

As principals, we tend to think a lot about the big moments like staff meetings, welcome-back letters, and assemblies. But, in truth, leadership doesn’t happen in grand gestures  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Mar 6, 2018 5:47:22 PM

Anchor Yourself In Your Beliefs

We aren’t in the business of telling you what to believe, but we do want to share some beliefs that have guided our practice over the years...  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Feb 26, 2018 6:58:00 AM

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