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Steph George

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Teaching Writers to Reflect: A Foreword from Kaite Wood Ray

Some children, no doubt, are just naturally reflective. I don’t doubt that much of Lucas’ thoughtfulness about his work was just part of who he is. But all children— and adults for that matter—can be taught to be more reflective.  (continue reading)
Steph George Feb 20, 2019 12:07:08 PM

Teacher Vulnerability and Student Engagement: Striving for Authenticity in Middle School

Whether teacher vulnerability leads to an increase in student engagement is yet to be determined. However, an initial survey responses suggest students crave and appreciate authenticity.  (continue reading)
Steph George Feb 20, 2019 11:01:11 AM

Explore the Online Resources for A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences!

In the online resources for A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences, you will find a variety of note-taking forms and other documents that will help you get started implementing—or refining—reading conferences right away in your classroom.  (continue reading)
Steph George Feb 15, 2019 11:12:13 AM

On The Podcast: Cornelius Minor and Being Semi-Brave

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, we’re continuing our series of conversations with author Cornelius Minor. In We Got This, Cornelius says it’s not necessary to be brave every second of every day, but rather in the moments when we are called upon to raise our voice and advocate for the right thing.  (continue reading)
Steph George Feb 14, 2019 4:00:00 AM

Three Small Moves That Make A Big Impact

The classroom library is the home of a class’ reading community. Like any remodeling project, it is best to make a plan that is real but achievable for the situation at hand. We always advise not to take on more than you can finish in the amount of time you have to do it.  (continue reading)
Steph George Feb 11, 2019 7:54:00 AM

Jennifer Serravallo Shares Her Latest Thinking on Conferring

I still believe that conferring is where the magic happens—it’s the heartbeat of the literacy block. It’s an essential time for teachers to meet with students, tailor instruction to their individual goals, provide them with meaningful feedback, and grow relationships.  (continue reading)
Steph George Feb 8, 2019 7:32:00 AM

On the Podcast: Teaching Digital Literacy with Katie Muhtaris and Kristin Ziemke

Today on the Heinemann podcast, we’re joined by Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris to explore how we can make the most of technology with our students. They believe that digital literacy is necessary, and must grow from student ownership and creativity.  (continue reading)
Steph George Feb 7, 2019 4:00:00 AM

Decorate Your Classroom with "We Got This" Posters!

Bring the empowering messages from We Got This to your classroom walls with these free, printable posters! The colorful six-piece set will brighten your room and inspire your learning community. Download your set here!  (continue reading)
Steph George Feb 6, 2019 12:48:14 PM

We Are What We Read: The Quest to Expand Our Identities as Readers

Heinemann fellow Julie Kwon Jee has this question: In what ways does a continuous exploration of identity via literature and personal reflection increase engagement and encourage students to become active participants in choosing the books they read both inside and outside their classrooms?  (continue reading)
Steph George Feb 6, 2019 7:53:00 AM

Slowing Down Our Thinking

We already accept notetaking as a part of classroom life, so let’s welcome sketchnotes into the notetaking family! Notetaking as a practice stands the test of time, and for good reason. Research suggests that taking notes in real time and thinking about those notes later boosts student learning.  (continue reading)
Steph George Feb 4, 2019 10:02:57 AM

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