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A Teacher's Guide to Writing Conferences: A Podcast with Carl Anderson

This week on the Heinemann Podcast, we’re talking about how to support your students during writing conferences. Writing conferences help students build confidence in their writing ability and find joy in the writing process.  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 14, 2018 4:00:00 AM

5 Beliefs that Support Amazing Teachers

It is our responsibility to create classrooms where students can learn skills beyond the rote, that extend to their very ways of interacting with, and perhaps changing, the world. The beliefs that inform your teaching make all the difference.  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 13, 2018 10:50:18 AM

Sara Ahmed on Identity and Experience

In her newest book, Being the Change, author Sara Ahmed explores the importance of social comprehension in the classroom… In July Sara spoke at the Nerd Camp literacy conference in Michigan about the tensions many of us feel during big moments in history.  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 12, 2018 4:00:00 AM

Transferring Strong Workshop Practices, Skills, and Tools to Get Your Year Off to a Strong Start!

It may seem a paradox that consistency breeds creativity. It seems that creativity would stem from the new, the original, the constantly changing. But often, underpinning creative endeavors is predictability and order.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Sep 11, 2018 1:25:08 PM

PLC Series: Teacher Engagement, Student Engagement

Welcome back to the PLC Series for the 2018-19 school year! Each month, we'll share a post designed to provoke thinking and discussion, through a simple framework, incorporating mini-collections of linked content. Use these as a learning module during your professional development time, whether in a team, a professional learning community (PLC), or on your own!  (continue reading)
Jaclyn Karabinas Sep 11, 2018 11:39:35 AM

Building Pathways to Proficiency in Reading

It is often difficult to imagine how students can move from where they are to the longer papers they will need to write. This book shows the way forward, with invitations wide enough, attractive enough, and manageable enough—that students will, I believe, decide they no longer need to hide.  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 11, 2018 11:06:06 AM

It Takes a School to Develop Numerical Fluency

For change to stick, we need to create a school culture focused on the purposeful development of numerical fluency as an integral part of K–5 mathematics in every classroom and among all students regardless of labels, languages, or learning needs.  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 10, 2018 11:08:10 AM

Dismantling Racism in Education: A Preview of Social Justice Saturday

On the Heinemann Podcast: How do we go beyond the cosmetic fixes of racial inequality in education and go further? There is no quick fix, and we all need to do the work. We’re preparing for Social Justice Saturday at The Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project on Saturday - September 15th.  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 9, 2018 5:03:00 AM

The Most Important Moments: A Foreword by Jo Boaler

This wonderful book focuses upon one of the most important moments in teaching—the time when teachers and students talk together and there is an opportunity for students to learn.  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 7, 2018 7:14:00 AM

Sonja Cherry-Paul & Dana Johansen on Bringing Joy and Community to Reading

This week on the Heinemann podcast, how do we create a culture for our classrooms that can last a full school year? Sonja Cherry-Paul and Dana Johansen, co-authors of Flip Your Writing Workshop and Teaching Interpretation: Using Text-Based Evidence to Construct Meaning, are currently finishing up their third book.  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 6, 2018 4:00:00 AM

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