Your Heinemann Link Round-Up for May 22–28


Time for another link round-up: Memorial Day edition! A reminder that there's an email subscription form at the bottom of this post, so you can get the Heinemann Link Round-Up delivered to your inbox every week. This is the last reminder I'll give you, so you're on your own.

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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This week we announced the newest cohort of the Heinemann Fellows. Revisit some of the coverage:

We will continue to update as the Fellows receive more press coverage.

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Tom Romano's Fearless Writing received a review in the May 2016 issue of English Journal:

Imaginative, creative, passionate: these are words writing teachers love. The Common Core State Standards, however, emphasize terms such as informative, academic, evidence-based. We'll all nod in agreement—those characteristics are important as well, and they have their place. But at the cost of imagination and creativity? At the cost of principles and practices that impelled many writing teachers to become writing teachers? Tom Romano thinks not.

Click here to read the full review [PDF]

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Jo Boaler gave a talk at TEDxStanford called "How you can be good at math, and other surprising facts about learning" and it's now available on the TEDx YouTube channel:

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Kristin Gray (@MathMinds) wrote about using math journals as formative assessment:

I’m a huge fan of writing in math class! While I was teaching, I had my fifth graders write in their math journals every single day. Whether they used the journals before the lesson to write down estimations, during class to show their reasoning through a problem, or at the end of class for an exit prompt, the journals were always a safe and not-graded place for students to jot down their thoughts. No matter the prompt, I always learned so much about what they understood by reading their entries each day.

Click through to read the full article.

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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!

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