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On The Podcast: Cornelius Minor and Being Semi-Brave

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, we’re continuing our series of conversations with author Cornelius Minor. In We Got This, Cornelius says it’s not necessary to be brave every second of every day, but rather in the moments when we are called upon to raise our voice and advocate for the right thing.  (continue reading)
Steph George Feb 14, 2019 4:00:00 AM

Decorate Your Classroom with "We Got This" Posters!

Bring the empowering messages from We Got This to your classroom walls with these free, printable posters! The colorful six-piece set will brighten your room and inspire your learning community. Download your set here!  (continue reading)
Steph George Feb 6, 2019 12:48:14 PM

How Listening Can Help

The ability to listen will not make teaching easier. It will not take the painful parts away, but listening can give us our children back. If we listen to what children and communities are saying, and we respond accordingly, we can be ourselves again. We can be people.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jan 28, 2019 10:26:56 AM

On the Podcast: We Got This Read Aloud with Cornelius Minor Part 2

“We learn lots from hero stories, but sometimes they leave out the concrete realities of change,” writes author Cornelius Minor. He goes on to write: “The ‘teacher as superhero’ story can be similarly misleading.” Today on the Heinemann Podcast, we’re exploring the reality of that story.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jan 10, 2019 2:47:28 PM

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

PLC Series: Stereotypes as an Enemy of Equity

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...  (continue reading)
Jaclyn Karabinas Nov 27, 2018 10:51:31 AM

Finding the Tools for Powerful Teaching

In a world marked by histories, doctrines, policies, and beliefs that can sometimes drive us apart, what we do is vital. Mathematics, history, arts, sciences, writing, and reading matter immensely. But these disciplines are not the entirety of our work. They cannot be.  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 20, 2018 7:04:00 AM

On the Podcast: Building Better Heroes with Cornelius Minor

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, author Cornelius Minor on how the teacher as superhero narrative can be misleading if we don’t spend time with the imperfections that allow us to be human.  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 15, 2018 4:00:00 AM

Cornelius Minor and Kwame Alexander on the Heinemann Podcast

Today on a very special podcast, Heinemann author and lead staff developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Cornelius Minor sits down to interview NYTimes Best Selling author Kwame Alexander.  (continue reading)
Steph George Aug 2, 2018 4:00:00 AM

PLC Series: Empathy as a Tool for Inclusive Decision Making

This month, we look inward to understand how we ourselves develop empathy, so we can integrate experiences that foster empathy in students, as well as lead us toward more inclusive decision-making in our schools.  (continue reading)
Jaclyn Karabinas Mar 19, 2018 3:54:00 PM

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