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The First 26 Days of Kindergarten: Learning Letters and Sounds with a Sense of Urgency (One Thing You Might Try . . .)

Posted by admin on Aug 11, 2022 8:00:00 AM

In this One Thing You Might Try… blog post, Carolyn Helmers, a kindergarten teacher and co-author of Intentional From The Start: Guiding Emergent Readers in Small Groups, shares a powerful way to get started with letter name and sound learning in kindergarten right from the start.

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Topics: One Thing You Might Try

Counting Collections from the First Day of School

Posted by admin on Aug 4, 2022 8:00:00 AM

In the final blog of our Stenhouse Summer Series, first grade teacher, Bitsy Parks, writes about how she gets started with Counting Collections on the very first day of school (and even before!).

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Topics: Classroom practice, Relationships, Professional Development

Building Community with Interactive Read-Alouds

Posted by admin on Jul 28, 2022 8:00:00 AM

In this Stenhouse Summer Series blog post, instructional coach, Nita Creekmore shares one of her favorite books to read aloud in the first days of school and writes about the power of interactive read-aloud to build both literacy and community.

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Topics: Classroom practice, Relationships, Professional Development

Starting the Year with Bio-Poems

Posted by admin on Jul 21, 2022 8:00:00 AM

In this Stenhouse Summer Series blog post, Annie Syed writes about how to use bio-poems during the first week of school to help teachers and students get to know each other for a successful year ahead.

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Topics: Classroom practice, Relationships, Professional Development

Making Your Classroom Safe for LGBTQ+ Students on the First Day of School and Beyond

Posted by admin on Jul 14, 2022 8:00:00 AM

In the first post of our Stenhouse Summer Series, fourth-grade teacher, Nathan Lyon, writes about how preparing to build classroom communities that are safe and affirming of LGBTQ+ students is critical work we must all engage in as we begin planning for the new school year.

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Topics: Classroom practice, Relationships, Professional Development

Revising for More Than Just the Correct Answer (Math Monday)

Posted by admin on Jun 6, 2022 8:44:13 AM

Highlighting Ideas from Rough Draft Math: Revising To Learn by Amanda Jansen

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Topics: Math, #StenhouseMath

Bringing Families’ Voices into the Classroom through Storytelling (Something to Talk About)

Posted by admin on Jun 2, 2022 9:10:11 AM

In this month's Something to Talk About… blog post Emily Machado writes about the power of storytelling and the possibilities for including families’ voices in our classroom talk.

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Topics: Something to Talk About

Welcome to Writing Workshop (Teacher's Corner)

Posted by admin on May 20, 2022 8:00:00 AM

In this episode of Teacher's Corner, Stacey Shubitz and Lynne Dorfman, authors of Welcome to Writing Workshop, chat with editor Bill Varner about all things writing workshop.

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Meaningful Math Games for Middle Schoolers (Math Monday)

Posted by admin on May 16, 2022 9:00:19 AM

Highlighting Ideas from Well Played: Building Mathematical Thinking Through Number Games and Puzzles, Grades 6-8 by Linda Dacey, Karen Gartland & Jayne Bamford Lynch

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Topics: Math, #StenhouseMath

What Does Teacher Appreciation Look Like?

Posted by admin on May 2, 2022 2:06:26 PM

In this episode of Teacher's Corner, Stenhouse authors Paula Bourque, Matthew Kay, and Terry Thompson discuss the myth of the perfect teacher, what we get wrong—and right—about teacher appreciation, and how we can show appreciation year round.

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