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The Magic of Open Middle Math with Robert Kaplinsky

Posted by admin on Jul 29, 2019 9:50:34 AM

"Open Middle Math celebrates that the journey we bring students on in our classroom matters more than the destination.” –Sara Van Der Werf, VanDerWerf Educational Consulting

Recently, we sat down with Robert Kaplinsky to talk about his new book, Open Middle Math: Problems That Unlock Student Thinking, Grades 6–12. Find out how Open Middle math problems can transform your middle and high school math class.

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Topics: Math, Math Monday #StenhouseMath

Real and Genuine Learning Through Digital Inquiry

Posted by admin on Jul 26, 2019 8:56:34 AM

Find out what Stephanie Harvey had to say about the new book by Julie Coiro, Elizabeth Dobler, and Karen Pelekis, From Curiosity to Deeper Learning: Personal Digital Inquiry in Grades K–5.

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Topics: Classroom practice

Merging Literacy Instruction and the Science of Happiness with Katie Egan Cunningham

Posted by admin on Jul 24, 2019 1:00:08 PM

We recently sat down to talk with Katie Egan Cunningham about her new book coming in September, Start with Joy. Find out why she wrote it and how it can help you bring joy into your literacy instruction.

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Topics: Classroom practice, Literacy

Teach Writing Well Using Student-Guided Assessments

Posted by Ruth Culham on Jul 19, 2019 8:56:05 AM

Below is a guest blog post from Ruth Culham, author of Teach Writing Well.

I’ve found that one of the things teachers like least about teaching writing is the paper load. It’s true—when you teach writing well, students write often. When students write often, as they should, they produce many papers to read and respond to. When they produce many papers, sometimes teachers reduce the amount of time they give students to write to save paper. It’s a Catch-22. Students can’t get better without practice, yet the practice swamps even the most dedicated writing teacher.

 

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Topics: Writing

Refreshing Your Classroom Library with Amy Stewart

Posted by Amy Stewart on Jul 10, 2019 9:59:38 AM

Below is a guest blog from Amy Stewart, author of Little Readers, Big Thinkers.

“Reading is a gift we give our students. It is a gift wrapped in compelling characters, wondrous words, and incredible information. Close reading is a way to bring those characters, words, and pieces of information to life in new, joyful ways for our students.”

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Topics: Literacy, Reading

The CAFE Book—What’s Different?

Posted by Gail Boushey and Allison Behne on Jun 27, 2019 5:36:17 PM

 

The following is a guest blog post by the authors of the upcoming second editions of The CAFE Book, Gail Boushey and Allison Behne
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Topics: Literacy

Building Confidence in Your Math Instruction

Posted by Marian Small, author on Jun 20, 2019 9:13:24 AM
Below is a guest blog from author and math expert, Marian Small. Her new book, Understanding the Math We Teach and How to Teach It is now available for preorder.

Lots of elementary teachers were not privileged to receive math instruction that built their confidence in math. As a consequence, many of these teachers feel discomfort and stress as they try to teach math in a more meaningful way to their students. They worry! What if they say the wrong thing? What if the students ask them to explain something and they can’t? What if the students say something, and they’re not sure if they are right or wrong? If you are one of the people with those feelings, you are not alone. For so long, math was taught by many as a set of rules without any attempt to make those rules make sense, and many of our teachers are products of that system.

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Topics: Math, Math Monday #StenhouseMath

A Tool for Choral Counting

Posted by Jill Backman on Jun 18, 2019 11:01:03 AM

If you are familiar with Choral Counting & Counting Collections by Megan L. Franke, Elham Kazemi, and Angela Chan Turrou, then you know that Choral Counting is a fun, engaging instructional activity designed to leverage children’s mathematical thinking as they work together to count and dig into a variety of number sequences. Did you know, however, there is a Choral Counting Tool to help you plan out your counts?

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Topics: Math, Math Monday #StenhouseMath

Next Steps with Jeff Zwiers

Posted by Jeff Zwiers on Jun 13, 2019 10:36:12 AM
The following is a guest blog from Jeff Zwiers, author of the upcoming book, Next Steps with Academic Conversations, the follow-up resource to his popular, Academic Conversations.

Academic conversations are powerful ways to develop students’ content, language, cognition, agency, and socioemotional skills. However, students’ academic conversations vary widely and wildly, as do the teacher strategies for fostering them. Conversations can be short with long turns, long with short turns, shallow, deep, focused, unfocused, etc. For these reasons I have spent the last decade working with teachers on developing a better understanding of classroom conversations and how they can be best cultivated across grade levels and disciplines. I have included a brief synopsis of some of the most salient learnings from this work. (See my Next Steps with Academic Conversations book for a more complete description of these ideas.)

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Topics: Classroom practice

Don't Miss Out on These Free Resources

Posted by Jill Backman on Jun 12, 2019 12:41:17 PM

You might have a few or a lot of Stenhouse books on your bookshelf, but did you know that we have a treasure trove of free material on our website and social channels? Here are just a few. Go to Stenhouse.com to see even more!

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Topics: Free Resources

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