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Steph George

Recent Posts:

Learning to Value Students' Writing at Every Stage

Learning never occurs in a straight line. Lisa Cleaveland and Katie Wood Ray, co-authors of Getting Started with Beginning Writers, know that this is especially true when it comes to learning to write.  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 27, 2018 7:06:00 AM

The Benefits of Sketchnoting

Sketchnoting can add some fun and variety to the otherwise routine practice of note taking, but let's delve deeper into the why and not just be enamored with the how.  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 26, 2018 7:10:00 AM

Finding the Tools for Powerful Teaching

In a world marked by histories, doctrines, policies, and beliefs that can sometimes drive us apart, what we do is vital. Mathematics, history, arts, sciences, writing, and reading matter immensely. But these disciplines are not the entirety of our work. They cannot be.  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 20, 2018 7:04:00 AM

A Mindset for Culturally Relevant Teaching

You've decided to engage in culturally relevant teaching, but you're probably wondering what that will look like in your classroom. If you're like most teachers, you want some clarity. But before identifying strategies and tools, it's important to develop mindsets that allow you to do the work.  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 19, 2018 7:47:00 AM

Online Discount for NCTE 2018 Now Through November 25th

During the convention, all professional books on sale in the booth come with a 30% discount and free shipping. Even if you can't be at NCTE, you can still use the discount!  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 16, 2018 12:01:00 AM

On the Podcast: Building Better Heroes with Cornelius Minor

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, author Cornelius Minor on how the teacher as superhero narrative can be misleading if we don’t spend time with the imperfections that allow us to be human.  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 15, 2018 4:00:00 AM

Your Guide to NCTE 2018: Raising Student Voice!

From November 15 to 18, Heinemann will be at the National Council of Teachers of English’s 2018 conference in Houston, TX! Below is everything you need to know about Heinemann's presence at #NCTE18, including where to find our booth, and author signings!  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 12, 2018 5:24:00 AM

Building a Foundation of Literacy Through Poetry

Beginning with poems, we can teach students to recognize craft and deepen their understanding of it across genres and beyond specific assignments.  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 9, 2018 7:33:00 AM

Inking as Thinking

Design adds a dimension to our thinking that might seem expendable, but when embraced becomes increasingly valued. Design decisions that involve color, font, and style matter here because they help make our thinking more memorable.  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 8, 2018 9:43:28 AM

On The Podcast: Making Books with Lisa Cleaveland and Katie Wood Ray

What does it mean to be a writer? And how do we establish routines for our beginning writers? Today on The Heinemann Podcast, co-authors Katie Wood Ray and Lisa Cleaveland on their new book: A Teacher’s Guide to Getting Started with Beginning Writers.  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 8, 2018 4:00:00 AM

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