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5 Beliefs that Support Amazing Teachers

It is our responsibility to create classrooms where students can learn skills beyond the rote, that extend to their very ways of interacting with, and perhaps changing, the world. The beliefs that inform your teaching make all the difference.  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 13, 2018 10:50:18 AM

4 Time-Management Tips for Teachers

Back-to-school is the perfect time to try new time-management strategies like these. Test them out to see what works, and what doesn't.  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 5, 2018 7:56:00 AM

4 Kids-First Community-Building Ideas for The First Few Days of School

At the start of a new school year, it is important to take clear and intentional actions that put kids first from day one. Below are four simple and fun activities that build community, encourage engagement, and value student voices.  (continue reading)
Steph George Aug 30, 2018 7:11:00 AM

Summer PD Minisode Three: Designing Informed and Responsive Curriculum

This week on the Heinemann Podcast, we're excited to bring you the final of three special minisodes to invite you all into the conversations of the Heinemann Summer Book Study, hosted in the Heinemann PD Teaching and Learning Facebook Group.  (continue reading)
Steph George Aug 13, 2018 4:50:29 PM

Summer PD Podcast Minisode Two: Growing Socially Literate Citizens

This week on the Heinemann Podcast, we're excited to bring you the second of three special minisodes, and invite you all into the conversations of the Heinemann Summer Book Study, hosted in the Heinemann PD Teaching and Learning Facebook Group.  (continue reading)
Steph George Aug 7, 2018 9:40:00 AM

Creating Space That Builds Community

Setting up our classroom furniture might seem haphazard at first, but each decision we make has a significant impact on how our community functions, and thrives.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jul 2, 2018 9:30:31 AM

Our Summer Book Study: Being the Change...from Day One

When it came to choose between these two titles for our summer book study, it quickly became clear that we needed both. The intersection of messages and range of ideas for application—not just in our schools but in our lives—will create critical conversations as we mentally and emotionally prepare for the work that awaits us in August.  (continue reading)
HeinemannPD Jun 27, 2018 2:39:01 PM

Changing Visions for Your Classroom

One of the biggest balancing acts of teaching is finding ways to be flexible in the often inflexible context in which you've found yourself.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 5, 2018 6:58:00 AM

Sara Ahmed, Christine Hertz, and Kristine Mraz on Empathy

In today’s podcast we’ve brought together authors Sarah Ahmed, Christine Hertz and Kristine Mraz, to discuss empathy not as something we have, but rather as an ongoing, daily practice that must be prioritized in our minds and actions.  (continue reading)
Steph George May 31, 2018 4:00:00 AM

Now Available: Kids First From Day One Study Guide

In their new book Kids First From Day One, Christine Hertz and Kristi Mraz show how to take that single, heartfelt value and create a cohesive, highly effective approach to teaching that addresses today’s connected, collaborative world.  (continue reading)
Steph George May 14, 2018 7:18:00 AM

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