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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Author Tom Newkirk Featured in TV Interview on Embarrassment

Author Tom Newkirk Featured in TV Interview on Embarrassment  (continue reading)

PLC Series: Making Shifts in Our Inner Voices

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)

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