Peter Brunn's picture
1 week 6 days ago
Being a teacher and a parent brings some unique challenges. I suppose some teachers reading this post may have gone through this and can empathize. Maybe you see yourselves here. Maybe not. In any case, I am going through a parental crises at the moment. You see, I... (2)
Susan Hult's picture
3 weeks 4 days ago
from Susan Hult
We are getting so excited for the International Literacy Association Conference in Orlando! It's just a few weeks away (how did that happen?). What are your plans for your own professional learning during the conference? What do you hope to learn? Which...
Paul Houston's picture
4 weeks 6 days ago
Recently my lady had to go to Mayo Clinic for tests and treatment. Like most people I had heard of Mayo my whole life and knew it to be a world-class medical facility populated by thousands of doctors who are known for being the best at what they do. Seeing it up close...
Paul Houston's picture
7 weeks 5 days ago
We rarely stop to think about the place of words in our lives. They are like the air we breathe and, like the air, we take them for granted. Without words, we would have to communicate with grunts and snorts. In the world of school, words are the coin of the realm....
Stephen Levay's picture
9 weeks 5 days ago
The research could not be clearer: elementary school programs that promote students’ social and emotional development are vitally important. They substantially advance academic achievement and improve prosocial behavior while the reduce stress and behavioral...
Gina Fugnitto's picture
10 weeks 6 days ago
As we say farewell to the 2016–17 school year, we offer a few end-of-year considerations for managing the SIPPS program through to next year. The SIPPS K–3 and 4–12 Placement Assessments The placement tests are not a pre- and post-test. The... (1)
Gina Fugnitto's picture
11 weeks 4 days ago
As we say farewell to the 2016–17 school year, we offer a few end-of-year considerations for managing the Being a Reader small groups on to the next year. The Being a Reader Placement Assessment The placement test is not designed to be pre- and post-test. The...
Peter Brunn's picture
13 weeks 6 days ago
Spring is here and it is still raining in California! It’s been keeping us inside and busy developing and planning. As you plan the rest of your school year, here are some resources we hope you find useful. Upcoming Complimentary Webinars We have a number of...
Kathy King-Dickman's picture
14 weeks 6 days ago
 “Mrs. D, Travis ain’t a good reader. Why he don’t read no better than I do. We got lots of good readers in our class, but Travis, he ain’t one of ‘em.” This bold statement was made by Travis’ best friend during my... (4)
Megan Green's picture
15 weeks 4 days ago
Summer will be here before we know it! Do you know what you're doing? Often we don’t think about our goals for kids before we plan our summer programming. Summer is a great time for kids to get excited and experience learning in a different way, but planning...