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Wrap-Up: PLC Series 2017-2018

Here are all of the posts from the year, listed with their guiding questions, so you can easily find those that might support your professional learning this summer and into next school year.  (continue reading)
Jaclyn Karabinas Jun 4, 2018 12:01:00 AM

Battling The Blahs Part 3: When Silence is Serious

If you, like me, suffer from bouts of the Blahs, I encourage you to develop your own plan too. To take care of our students, to do our part in ensuring Leticia and other young people like her don’t fall into the Abyss, we must first stay clear of it ourselves.  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 11, 2018 6:14:00 AM

Battling The Blahs Part 2: Helping Students Manage Stress and Stagnation

Last fall, I wrote about the Blahs, a predictable time of year when I struggle with energy, motivation, and self-doubt. A friend pointed out that our students battle their own Blahs as well.  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 3, 2018 6:05:00 AM

Online Discount for ASCD18 Now Through April 13th!

During the conference, all professional books on sale at a 30% discount and free shipping. Even if you can't be at ASCD, you can still use the discount!  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 24, 2018 12:01:00 AM

How Do We Create a Cohesive and Nurturing Classroom Community?

Right then Kristi decided: it wasn’t projects that would change the world, it was teaching how to be an engaged and responsible member of a community.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Mar 22, 2018 6:08:18 PM

What if I Love My Whole-Class Novels?

I believe we can teach whole class novels in ways that increase independence, ability, and engagement. We can keep our novels, but we may need to change the way we do them.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Mar 12, 2018 6:02:00 AM

Building a School of Math People, One Conversation at a Time

As principals, we tend to think a lot about the big moments like staff meetings, welcome-back letters, and assemblies. But, in truth, leadership doesn’t happen in grand gestures  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Mar 6, 2018 5:47:22 PM

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

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