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Marilyn Pryle Named Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year!

We are happy to share that on Monday, December 10, Heinemann author Marilyn Pryle was named Pennsylvania's Teacher of the Year in recognition of her innovative teaching and dedication to her students.  (continue reading)
Steph George Dec 14, 2018 11:19:00 AM

The Power of Reading Responses

When students write Reading Responses about a text, they have something to say in class. It may be a minor point, or it may be a major point, but it is a concrete thought and it is tied to a specific part of the text.  (continue reading)
Steph George Dec 7, 2018 6:59:00 AM

Conferring to Receive and Give Feedback

Feedback is key to student learning. Since writing conferences are conversations between students and teachers, they provide opportunities for two types of feedback: student to teacher, and teacher to student.  (continue reading)
Steph George Dec 3, 2018 6:40:00 AM

Planning for Meaningful Work Time

We call it 'workshop' for a reason; the learning time is about the work children do. Children need to make connections from one day's learning to the next; it's the story of their meaningful work and the how, what, and why of their learning.  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 30, 2018 7:14:00 AM

Learning to Value Students' Writing at Every Stage

Learning never occurs in a straight line. Lisa Cleaveland and Katie Wood Ray, co-authors of Getting Started with Beginning Writers, know that this is especially true when it comes to learning to write.  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 27, 2018 7:06:00 AM

The Benefits of Sketchnoting

Sketchnoting can add some fun and variety to the otherwise routine practice of note taking, but let's delve deeper into the why and not just be enamored with the how.  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 26, 2018 7:10:00 AM

Finding the Tools for Powerful Teaching

In a world marked by histories, doctrines, policies, and beliefs that can sometimes drive us apart, what we do is vital. Mathematics, history, arts, sciences, writing, and reading matter immensely. But these disciplines are not the entirety of our work. They cannot be.  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 20, 2018 7:04:00 AM

Building a Foundation of Literacy Through Poetry

Beginning with poems, we can teach students to recognize craft and deepen their understanding of it across genres and beyond specific assignments.  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 9, 2018 7:33:00 AM

Inking as Thinking

Design adds a dimension to our thinking that might seem expendable, but when embraced becomes increasingly valued. Design decisions that involve color, font, and style matter here because they help make our thinking more memorable.  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 8, 2018 9:43:28 AM

The Six Academic Writing Assignments We All Use

The six types of writing assignments represent the way we really work, the assignments we actually give, and what we can ask students to do within the constraints of time, class size, student needs, and available resources.  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 7, 2018 7:30:00 AM

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