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Dedicated to Teachers

Your Heinemann Link Round-Up for the Week of January 10–16


These links are interviews with educators, posts from our authors' and friends' blogs, and any interesting, newsworthy item from the past seven days. Check back each week for a new round of finds!

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Author Gianna Cassetta was interviewed for Classroom Q&A on the BAM! Radio Network. Listen to her here.

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Regie Routman wrote about ten surefire ideas to remove writing roadblocks:

Write for real-world audiences and purposes. Writing for audience and purpose is the number one recommendation that encompasses and trumps all the others.Writers write for readers. You already know this even if you haven’t yet gone down this road. Everything you write has a genuine audience even if that audience is yourself, such as in a reflection or journal entry.

Click through to read the full article

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At Parent Toolkit, Jocelyn Chadwick, coauthor of Teaching Literature in the Context of Literacy Instruction, was quoted in an article titled "Diversity and Dolls: How One Parent is Teaching about Race":

“Exposure to race and ethnicities different from one’s own should have a purpose--an endgame, a ‘so-what?’” Chadwick says. “If that purpose is not to gain a better understanding and appreciation for all the individuals who make up the planet, then the exercise itself is futile.”

Click here to read the full piece

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And Dana Johansen asks, "Ever found a minilesson at the grocery store?"

I get minilesson ideas everywhere- at the beach, on walks with my dog, at the grocery store, etc. Just like we encourage our students to live writerly lives and notice the small things around us, we too find inspiration for teaching strategies in the funniest places.

Click through to read the full post

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Applications are now open for the new class of Heinemann Fellows. Become a part of a small group of educators who exhibit exceptional promise for concentrated, enhanced pedagogy. This talented fellowship of individuals will pursue the shared goal of advancing the teaching profession. Application deadline is February 15, 2016 (11:59 p.m. eastern time)

Click here to apply

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That's it! Be sure to check back next week for another round of links. If you have a link or a blog, be sure to mention them in the comments below. You can also email them to us or tweet at us. We're pretty available over here. Cheers to your weekend!

*Photo by Paul Itkin

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Topics: Education, Education Policy, Heinemann, Link Round-Up, Dana Johansen, Gianna Cassetta, Jocelyn Chadwick, Regie Routman

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