Peter Brunn's picture
1 week 1 day ago
We are thrilled to announce our upcoming webinar schedule for winter and spring 2017. We are fortunate to have SEL researcher Dr. Nick Yoder speaking on integrating social and emotional learning into instruction, and literacy expert Jennifer...
Kathy King-Dickman's picture
1 week 1 day ago
In part 1 of this letter, I listed the attributes that are important in running an effective classroom—attributes that are each expanded upon in in my blog series, Engaging the Disengaged.  Upon reflection of my writing, I realize something crucial is...
Megan Green's picture
1 week 2 days ago
What does science look like in summer? Sunlight and beach sand Rockets zooming into the sky Terrifically messy oobleck Parachutes drifting down from the clouds Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles Science stirs the innate curiosity in children. All kids are curious and...
Ann H. Leon's picture
1 week 3 days ago
IES: What Works Clearinghouse Educator’s Practice Guide Supports the Results-based Instruction Found in all three SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) Levels—Part 1: Teaching Students Academic Language. When...
Kathy King-Dickman's picture
2 weeks 1 day ago
Early one winter morning during my last year of teaching middle school, shortly after completing my mini-lesson and setting the purpose for independent reading, I directed my eighth-graders with my usual, “Got it everybody? Great. Move it! Get to your reading...
Veronica Vasquez's picture
3 weeks 4 days ago
There are many ways that independent reading might look in classrooms all over the world. I know that when I was teaching in the classroom, I loved giving my upper grade students time to enjoy reading through formats such as DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) and SSR...
Gina Fugnitto's picture
4 weeks 3 days ago
And now let me introduce you to another gem! The Making Meaning Vocabulary lessons which are unique in their blend of academic instruction and support for students’ social development. For students to develop the rich and varied vocabulary they need to...
Isabel Sawyer's picture
5 weeks 1 day ago
I am so grateful to my colleagues in Virginia Beach schools for their joy initiative. Due to Virginia Beach’s efforts and intentional focus on joy, my Twitter feed has been flooded with joyful images! A few weeks ago, I spent time with Akilah Ellison who...
Gina Fugnitto's picture
5 weeks 2 days ago
In her blog post, Learning Can Be Messy, and that’s Okay! Being a Reader RtI MTSS Guidance, Ashley Pennypacker Hill reminds us to consider when, why, and how we support students in their literacy experience, stating: When a student does not seem to be... (1)
Megan Green's picture
6 weeks 2 days ago
This is really our second “New Year.” As educators, we really have two new years. First, we start the year in August or September when our kiddos return from their summer vacation. Then we start a new year when midnight strikes on December 31. Both...