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Heinemann's Spring 2018 Catalog is Here! 

The wait is over — Heinemann's Spring 2018 Catalog is here! Explore 128 pages packed full with resources from some of your favorite authors.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Feb 12, 2018 6:53:00 AM

Write About History in Writing Workshop and Across the Day, 3-8

As students move up the grades and further in their history educations, they will be expected to write about it in increasingly sophisticated ways.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Jan 29, 2018 12:20:13 AM

PLC Series: Challenge Belief Systems, Align Practices

This month, our posts will help us build understanding of mindsets and practices that support positive school culture where whole-person learning and growth are honored for teachers and students alike  (continue reading)
Jaclyn Karabinas Jan 23, 2018 2:10:53 PM

Support Students to Learn and Use Phonics All Day Long, K-2

Teachers must face the difficult decision of how to balance time between authentic reading and writing and the rigorous word work students need.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Jan 23, 2018 10:27:16 AM

Cultivating Focus in the K-8 Classroom

It may seem strange to think about cultivating focus. Although natural abilities can vary, focus can be improved, cultivated, and taught.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Jan 18, 2018 6:07:14 AM

Supporting Oral Language Development in Writing Workshop, 1-4

Because of the myriad ways writing workshop and oral language development are linked, it’s hard to tell where one ends and the other begins.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Jan 15, 2018 11:47:14 AM

How Can Teaching Evaluation Help Us to Define Good Teaching?

If we keep talking about what our students know and can do and what the next appropriate goal is, we can use the cycle of evaluation to help students learn.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Jan 15, 2018 10:03:15 AM

Balancing the Principal Hat and the The Coaching Lens

A fine line is drawn when the principal acts as coach. If we want teachers to take risks and grow, we must learn to notice things with a coaching lens.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Jan 12, 2018 11:37:36 AM

Author Tom Newkirk Featured in TV Interview on Embarrassment

Author Tom Newkirk Featured in TV Interview on Embarrassment  (continue reading)
Brett Whitmarsh Jan 11, 2018 9:51:15 AM

PLC Series: Making Shifts in Our Inner Voices

This month, our posts will help us build understanding of mindsets and practices that support positive school culture where whole-person learning and growth are honored for teachers and students alike  (continue reading)
Jaclyn Karabinas Jan 9, 2018 1:09:25 PM

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