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Questioning Your Classroom Culture

If we want to ensure that kids benefit from the way that we choose to do school, we must realize that culture is not naturally occurring. Culture is visible and large and if we are not careful, our classroom and school culture can work to silence, exclude, and oppress children.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jan 4, 2019 7:44:00 AM

On the Podcast: Leading Well with Lucy Calkins

This week on the Heinemann podcast, a conversation with author Lucy Calkins on leadership. In Leading Well: Building Schoolwide Excellence in Reading and Writing, Lucy Calkins draws on the transformative work that she and her colleagues at the TCRWP have done.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jan 3, 2019 10:40:09 AM

Learning to Confer in Mathematics

How does a conference work? What do teachers think about? What do they say? A conference is not simply a venue for students to report on their thinking. A conference is a shared opportunity for teachers and students to learn together in the moment.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jan 2, 2019 7:15:00 AM

Igniting the Energy and Passion Back into Our Reading and Writing Workshops, 3-8

At this time of year, it’s natural to experience a flagging of energy - both yours and your students’. Attention is divided between school and all of the holiday goings on, and there’s a sense that everyone could really use the December break.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Dec 18, 2018 10:02:34 AM

Marilyn Pryle Named Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year!

We are happy to share that on Monday, December 10, Heinemann author Marilyn Pryle was named Pennsylvania's Teacher of the Year in recognition of her innovative teaching and dedication to her students.  (continue reading)
Steph George Dec 14, 2018 11:19:00 AM

Crossing the Creative Desert

There is a better way than teaching to district assessments and high-stakes college entrance exams. Though we may have to teach a type of formulaic writing, we don’t have to abandon the work that truly matters to our students.  (continue reading)
Steph George Dec 14, 2018 7:29:00 AM

What You Need to Know About Professional Learning: 10 Essentials for Becoming a More Effective Teacher

I’ve been teaching and learning how to be a more effective teacher for most of my adult life. One thing I know for sure. Of all the factors that predict how well K-12 students do in learning to critically read, write and think, ongoing professional learning is the most vital. In fact, student learning and teacher expertise are inseparable.  (continue reading)
Regie Routman Dec 11, 2018 4:00:00 PM

How Independent are Our Students: Mid Year Check-In, K-8

To assess for independence, probably the most important assessment is observational: what do you notice when you sit back and simply watch. You might come up with a checklist to guide your observations, something that would work across subjects areas.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Dec 11, 2018 7:30:00 AM

An Update to our Copyright Language

To honor our commitment to protect our authors’ voices and expertise, we are therefore updating the copyright pages of our books and products to include the following:  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Dec 10, 2018 12:30:49 PM

Take a Look Inside Leading Well, Lucy Calkins’ New Book for School Leaders

Read an excerpt from Chapter 7 of Lucy Calkins' new book for school leaders. In this chapter, you’ll find: ways to make time for teachers to plan together, tips to ensure collaborative groups go well, ways to anticipate and dissipate resistance, and more.  (continue reading)
Ashley Puffer Dec 7, 2018 1:33:44 PM

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