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Conferring with Courage and Commitment

Posted by admin on Sep 6, 2019 3:38:49 PM

It’s independent reading time. The perfect opportunity to sit down with your students, face-to-face and have a great discussion about their reading that will inform your next teaching moves. You have your notebook ready. You sit down next to the first student on your list and ask, “So what are you thinking about this book?” Shrug. “I don’t know. I like it?” Silence. Now what? Not sure? Kari Yates and Christina Nosek can help.

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Topics: Literacy, Reading

What If We Made Joy the Focus This Year

Posted by Katie Egan Cunningham on Aug 27, 2019 4:57:08 PM

by Katie Egan Cunningham

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Topics: Classroom practice, Literacy

Writing, Redefined in a Nutshell, a comic strip by Shawna Coppola

Posted by Shawna Coppola on Aug 26, 2019 3:09:07 PM

Here is a wonderful and creative explanation from talented author, Shawna Coppola, of what you can find in her new book, Writing, Redefined, in comic strip format!  

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Topics: Writing

Taking Time to Plan the Routines of Writing Workshop by Stacey Shubitz

Posted by Stacey Shubitz on Aug 20, 2019 3:20:13 PM

I believe what happens in the first weeks of the school year determines how well one’s entire school year will go. Planning classroom routines in advance of the first day of school allows all members of the classroom community to have their social and/or emotional needs met so you can meet students’ academic needs all year long.

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Topics: Classroom practice, Literacy, Writing

Why Debate in Math Class with Chris Luzniak

Posted by admin on Aug 15, 2019 3:03:25 PM
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Topics: Math

From Assessment to Instruction with The CAFE System

Posted by admin on Aug 14, 2019 8:43:18 AM

You’ve assessed your students. Now what? Did your assessments go into folders for use at conferences with parents? Did you enter the data into an online database? Or did you take those assessments and use them to inform your instruction? Formative assessment is an important goal but it can be daunting to implement if you don’t have a system in place.

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Topics: Classroom practice, Literacy, Assessment

Back to School with Stenhouse!

Posted by admin on Aug 13, 2019 9:50:32 AM

Teacher appreciation doesn’t have to be limited to one week. So for this hectic back-to-school time Stenhouse wants to offer educators some inspirational content, giveaways, and a special promotion to show you that we appreciate all that you do.

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Topics: Promotion

6 Benefits of Academic Conversations

Posted by admin on Aug 9, 2019 10:11:37 AM

The following is an excerpt from the new book by Jeff Zwiers, Next Steps with Academic Conversations: New Ideas for Improving Learning Through Classroom Talk, the follow up to his popular book Academic Conversations: Classroom Talk That Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understandings, released in 2011. This exciting follow-up addition is due to be published in September, 2019.

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Topics: Classroom practice

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

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