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01/23/18

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)
01/18/18

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)
01/15/18

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)
01/12/18

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)
12/19/17

Curiosity and Questioning in the Classroom, K-5

A study written up by the Association for Psychological Science on factors that affect learning. Which traits help students to do well in school?  (continue reading)
12/18/17

On the Podcast: Amy Ludwig VanDerwater on Poems Are Teachers

Once we can get past the idea that poems are in their own little word, they open up a world of possibilities in the classroom.  (continue reading)
12/13/17

Helping Kids Dig Deep & Fly High in Graphic Novels, 2-8

Think of the possibilities as graphic novels provide readers who might not be able to tackle higher-levels of text an inroad for high-level thinking work.  (continue reading)
12/11/17

Contexts for Learning Math: Hear Cathy Fosnot speak near you

Contexts for Learning Math: Hear Cathy Fosnot speak near you  (continue reading)
12/07/17

Heinemann Fellow Ian Fleischer on Giving Visual Math Tools a Chance to Empower Students

But what really mattered was watching how these math visuals worked in my own classroom with my own students. So, don’t take my word for it . . .  (continue reading)
12/06/17

Sneed B. Collard on The Beauty of Pairing Down

Let’s talk about Texas Chainsaw Massacre-style cuts – hacking off large sections of your manuscript to make it better. How do you know where to begin?  (continue reading)

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