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Plumbing The Depths of Engagement: Two Heinemann Fellows on Ellin Keene's New Book

Ahead of the publication of Engaging Children: Igniting a Drive for Deeper Learning, Heinemann Fellows Aeriale Johnson and Jess Lifshitz read and reacted to Ellin’s soon-to-arrive book.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet May 16, 2018 5:44:36 PM

Ways to Orient and Immerse Yourself in the New Middle School Units of Study Reading, 6-8

It’s a wonderful feeling when a new teaching resource arrives, along with it a sense of rejuvenation, creativity, and thoughtful anticipation about how one’s teaching will shift for the better.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille May 15, 2018 5:28:54 PM

Join Ellin Keene's Engaging Children Facebook Group!

If you're interested in discussing the book with other readers, consider joining the new Engaging Children Facebook Group! It's a great online space to share ideas, read together, and stay up-to-date on Engaging Children news.  (continue reading)
Steph George May 15, 2018 6:58:00 AM

PLC Series: Why A Community of Writers?

This month, we consider ways to use writing to push our professional thinking deeper as we reflect, synthesize, and prepare for next year.  (continue reading)
Jaclyn Karabinas May 14, 2018 5:37:00 PM

Now Available: Kids First From Day One Study Guide

In their new book Kids First From Day One, Christine Hertz and Kristi Mraz show how to take that single, heartfelt value and create a cohesive, highly effective approach to teaching that addresses today’s connected, collaborative world.  (continue reading)
Steph George May 14, 2018 7:18:00 AM

What Makes a Good Argument?

While the formality and form of these arguments will vary across grades, all students need to be able to develop, understand, and interpret arguments appropriate to their level of expertise in mathematics.  (continue reading)
Steph George May 14, 2018 7:01:00 AM

Helping Students Plan for Summer Reading

Summer reading affects student achievement, and schools are working hard to find creative ways to get books into students’ hands. Following are a few different ways we have helped schools make summer reading possible for all students.  (continue reading)
Steph George May 11, 2018 11:00:04 AM

Phonics is for Reading and Writing

In a recent series of short video interviews, Lucy Calkins and her TCRWP coauthors discussed the guiding principles they had in mind while creating the forthcoming Units of Study in Phonics. Watch the videos below to discover the why the authors paid particular attention to transfer and engagement.  (continue reading)
Ashley Puffer May 11, 2018 12:03:00 AM

Teachers Share Their Teaching Stories

As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week we wanted to hear from you, the teacher, and the important work you do!  (continue reading)
Steph George May 10, 2018 7:35:37 AM

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