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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

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

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)
Frances Lown Dec 19, 2017 9:48:01 AM

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)
Brett Whitmarsh Dec 18, 2017 12:21:20 PM

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)
Lauren Audet Dec 13, 2017 12:48:13 AM

Contexts for Learning Math: Hear Cathy Fosnot speak near you

Contexts for Learning Math: Hear Cathy Fosnot speak near you  (continue reading)
Josh Evans Dec 11, 2017 11:33:30 AM

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)
Lauren Audet Dec 7, 2017 6:19:41 AM

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)
Frances Lown Dec 6, 2017 6:30:08 AM

Get Your Students to Write Well About Information and Topics They Care About in the World, 1-3

Information writing is one of those topics that can seem, on the outset, rather dull. It doesn't have to be that way. Here's how.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Dec 5, 2017 11:18:42 AM

Does Your Writing Assessment Help Writers or Pac-Mans?

Students write for the same reason that Pac-Man munches: to accumulate points. Writers are people, not Pac-Mans.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Dec 4, 2017 10:47:15 AM

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