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Steph George

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Reimagine Your Phonics Curriculum with the New Units of Study in Phonics!

Lucy Calkins and her colleagues have developed a new Units of Study for Phonics for K-1 that will release early this summer. This new resource will help early educators provide an accessible introduction to phonics.  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 20, 2018 7:37:00 AM

Speaker Schedule for NCSM and NCTM 2018

Next week, Heinemann will be in Washington, D.C. for two national math conferences: the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 19, 2018 12:41:01 PM

Smokey Daniels on Student Inquiry

This week on the Heinemann Podcast, we're talking with Harvey 'Smokey' Daniels, author of The Curious Classroom, about Student-Directed Inquiry.  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 19, 2018 4:00:00 AM

Building a Writer's Toolbox: Laying the Groundwork for Revision

Your first draft is like a dark room and our questions can show you the parts we’re curious to know more about—the places to shine your flashlight. It’s your choice as a writer which questions tug at your pen the most, but choose one or two, and cast your beam in those dark corners.  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 18, 2018 7:03:00 AM

Patricia Vitale-Reilly on Instilling Strong Study Skills

Patricia Vitale-Reilly's book Supporting Struggling Learners: 50 Instructional Moves for the Classroom Teacher provides practical strategies for empowering students with the right tools to grow and learn. In this video, Patricia talks about providing strong study skills.  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 17, 2018 2:43:31 PM

Making Mathematical Argumentation Accessible to All

To allow all learners to engage in argumentation, we as teachers need to develop our confidence in planning for the wide range of learners in our classrooms. How can argumentation be a goal and an expectation for all students?  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 16, 2018 2:32:16 PM

Kristi Mraz on Being the Change

Sara defines social comprehension as developing “skills and habits to help us comprehend social issues and participate in relevant, transparent conversations.” She points out that this skill is learned, and to me, that means we need to be teaching it from the first day of school in kindergarten.  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 13, 2018 11:50:08 AM

180 Days Podcast Part II with Kelly Gallagher & Penny Kittle

Kelly and Penny discuss how this collaboration changed their teaching for the better. Our conversation with these two influential educators, picks up where we left off, by asking them to reflect on their year spent teaching together  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 12, 2018 7:52:39 AM

Beyond Literary Analysis: How to Use This Book

This book is for teachers who want to revive the art of analytical writing in their classrooms—from teachers of middle-grade writers who are making their first foray into analytical writing to teachers of experienced twelfth-grade writers who are looking ahead to college where their professors will expect much, much more.  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 12, 2018 6:39:00 AM

Battling The Blahs Part 3: When Silence is Serious

If you, like me, suffer from bouts of the Blahs, I encourage you to develop your own plan too. To take care of our students, to do our part in ensuring Leticia and other young people like her don’t fall into the Abyss, we must first stay clear of it ourselves.  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 11, 2018 6:14:00 AM

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