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PLC Series: Embrace Discomfort, Align Practices

Let’s begin thinking about aligning beliefs and practices not within the classroom, but in your personal life. Can you name something you routinely do because you believe it has a positive impact on long-term quality of life?  (continue reading)
Jaclyn Karabinas Mar 27, 2019 9:45:00 PM

On the Podcast: Fiction Unbound with Tom Newkirk

Today on the Heinemann podcast author Tom Newkirk explores the value of creating worlds through fiction writing. As Tom says, “our minds were made for stories,” so he decided to sit down with high school students to hear about the fiction they write in and out of school…  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 14, 2019 4:00:00 AM

Turn & Talk with Ellin Keene, Tom Newkirk, and Kathy Collins

Turn & Talk is a celebration of Heinemann’s 40th anniversary, hosting conversations between authors who have written for Heinemann since its early years, and those who are newer authors, bringing their unique perspectives to the table.  (continue reading)
Steph George Oct 18, 2018 4:00:00 AM

PLC Series: Teacher Engagement, Student Engagement

Welcome back to the PLC Series for the 2018-19 school year! Each month, we'll share a post designed to provoke thinking and discussion, through a simple framework, incorporating mini-collections of linked content. Use these as a learning module during your professional development time, whether in a team, a professional learning community (PLC), or on your own!  (continue reading)
Jaclyn Karabinas Sep 11, 2018 11:39:35 AM

Building Pathways to Proficiency in Reading

It is often difficult to imagine how students can move from where they are to the longer papers they will need to write. This book shows the way forward, with invitations wide enough, attractive enough, and manageable enough—that students will, I believe, decide they no longer need to hide.  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 11, 2018 11:06:06 AM

Modeling Engagement with Ellin Keene and Tom Newkirk

In many ways, we still structure our classrooms and speak with students as if we value compliance and the look of engagement more than true engagement.  (continue reading)
Steph George Aug 20, 2018 2:56:18 PM

Heinemann Teacher Tour 2018

If you were unable to make it to this year's teacher tour, fear not! We recorded each session on facebook Live, and you can watch all of the videos below, along with the day's tweets and some presenter materials.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jul 31, 2018 12:17:40 PM

Engaging Children Podcast with Ellin Oliver Keene & Tom Newkirk

This week on the Heinemann Podcast, we welcome back authors Ellin Oliver Keene & Tom Newkirk to discuss Ellin's new book, Engaging Children: Ignite a Drive for Deeper Learning.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown May 3, 2018 4:00:00 AM

PLC Series: The Work of Finding Empathy

This month, we look inward to understand how we ourselves develop empathy, so we can integrate experiences that foster empathy in students, as well as lead us toward more inclusive decision-making in our schools.  (continue reading)
Jaclyn Karabinas Mar 5, 2018 12:16:25 PM

Tom Newkirk on Embarrassment and the Anxieties of Teaching

Whether you are a teacher, student, parent, sibling, or friend, embarrassment is something we all experience.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Feb 14, 2018 8:21:00 AM

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