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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...


Jun 24, 2020

Gravity Goldberg and Renée Houser, creators of the Teachers Toolkit for Independent Reading share their experiences and questions about helping kids access books and teachers, and what’s important as they look to the fall. 

LINKS!

The Teacher's Toolkit for Independent Reading:

https://www.stenhouse.com/1400.asp


Jun 18, 2020

What can we teach kids today that will have utility ten or fifteen years from now? Angela Kohnen and Wendy Saul propose an approach to information literacy that goes beyond the teaching of discrete, easily outdated skills. Instead, they use activity to help students build identities as curious individuals empowered...


May 29, 2020

Imagine that you assign a math problem and your students, instead of getting discouraged after not solving it on the first attempt, start working harder—as if on a quest to figure out the answer. What could possibly make this fantastic scenario come true? The answer is: Open Middle ® Math by Robert Kaplinsky. 

With...