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Sep 9, 2020

In Building Fact Fluency: A Toolkit for Addition and Subtraction, Graham Fletcher helps students learn their math facts by developing conceptual understanding and procedural fluency at the same time. This comprehensive, research-based toolkit provides everything a teacher needs to help students develop number sense on...

Aug 25, 2020

According to the NAEP, two thirds of American school children read below grade level proficiency.  Some cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists argue that this is because of the gap between what we know about the science of reading and how reading is taught in the classroom. 

In their recent book, Brain Words: How...

Aug 14, 2020

As we begin a new school year, Amanda Jansen and Chris Luzniak  share their experiences teaching during the pandemic, how communication with students and colleagues has changed, and the challenges and opportunities presented in moving math discussion from the classroom to Zoom sessions. 
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Jul 28, 2020

Kassia Omohundro Wedekind, and Christy Hermann Thompson, have spent years comparing notes on how to build effective classroom communities across the content areas. 

Their research led to the development of Hands Down Conversations, an innovative discourse structure in which all students’ ideas and voices take the lead...

Jul 10, 2020

What if we viewed every read aloud as an invitation to learn more about literacy and ourselves?  That’s the opportunity presented in JoEllen McCarthy’s new book, Layers of Learning: Using Read-Alouds to Connect Literacy and Caring Conversations.

Earlier this summer, JoEllen joined us to talk about her new book, how...