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.
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.
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.
Topics: Classroom practice
"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.
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.
Topics: Classroom practice
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.
Mentor texts can become powerful teaching tools in writing instruction. In their new book,
Welcome to Writing Workshop, Stacey Shubitz and Lynne Dorfman describe mentor texts as “examples of exemplary writing that can be studied to lift the level of student writing.” They describe three distinct types of mentor texts—published, student written, and teacher written —that can be used with students. Here’s how they define each type and how they can be used to teach your students to read like writers.
On Tuesday, May 14, Stenhouse hosted its third #StenhouseMath Chat with well-known Canadian math expert and author, Marian Small, to discuss the ideas from her upcoming book, Understanding the Math We Teach and How to Teach It. Here are some of the Tweets from Marian that really resonated with participants.
Katherine Mills Hernandez thinks that movement, talk, and physical environment in the classroom all contribute and influence students’ learning. In her book, Activate, she offers many ideas to help you create a classroom that is ideal for deeper engagement and lasting learning. Below is a quick activity you can use right away.