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Teacher's Corner Podcast: A Reading from Amy Stewart

Posted by admin on Feb 19, 2020 5:03:09 PM

Young learners are full of questions and wonderings. So much so that they sometimes need a guide for their curiosity. 

Reading aloud from her book, Little Readers, Big Thinkers, Amy Stewart shows us how close reading can teach even the youngest students new ways to enjoy texts, think about them critically, and share that thinking with peers and adults.

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#StenhouseMath Twitter Chat with Amanda Jansen

Posted by admin on Feb 12, 2020 11:41:50 AM

Here's a recap of the recent #StenhouseMath Twitter Chat with Amanda Jansen, author of the upcoming book Rough Draft Math: Revising to Learn. Read to find out how to use these innovative ideas in your own math class, and don't forget to preorder her book, coming this April!

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Get Ready for the #StenhouseMath Chat with Amanda Jansen

Posted by admin on Feb 10, 2020 4:26:06 PM

The #StenhouseMath Twitter Chat with author of Rough Draft Math, Amanda Jansen is coming right up! Here are the questions we're planning to cover for the chat. Take a look, get your wheels turning, and join in the conversation on Tuesday, Feb 11th at 9:00 p.m. ET!

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Why Should We Revise Our Mathematical Thinking?

Posted by admin on Feb 7, 2020 3:54:48 PM

In Rough Draft Math: Revising to Learn, Mandy Jansen discusses the powerful role of revision in math class. At first glance, we might wonder, what does it mean to "revise mathematics"? Make it more correct? Mandy argues that, yes, we can certainly revise to make mathematical work more accurate, but students' explanations, definitions, proofs, justifications, or representations could also be improved by becoming more precise, detailed, elegant, concise, convincing, illuminating, and more.

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Create a Classroom Ideal for Deeper Engagement

Posted by admin on Feb 4, 2020 1:00:00 PM

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.

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Teacher's Corner Podcast: Start with Joy

Posted by admin on Jan 31, 2020 3:22:59 PM

In this episode of Teacher's Corner we sit down with Katie Egan Cunningham, author of the new book Start with Joy. Find out what inspired her to write this important book and how you can use it in your classroom to infuse literacy instruction with joy, leading to learning that is more memorable and meaningful.

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Stenhouse at CCIRA 2020

Posted by admin on Jan 31, 2020 3:08:27 PM

Last year, Stenhouse authors shined at the annual CCIRA conference in Denver, CO. This year will be no different. Take a look at what we have planned for Stenhouse booth activities and when and where you can find your favorite authors.

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How to Use Your Patterns of Power Student Notebook

Posted by admin on Jan 28, 2020 3:25:29 PM

It's a record of student thinking. It's an assessment tool. It's a style guide. It's the Patterns of Power Student Notebook and it is essential to your grammar instruction. Find out more in this video with authors, Jeff Anderson and Whitney La Rocca.

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Core Beliefs That Impact Independent Reading

Posted by admin on Jan 24, 2020 10:34:39 AM

While Gravity Goldberg and Renée Houser created the Teacher’s Toolkit for Independent Reading to inspire immediate action, it’s important to note that a thoughtful vision lies at its foundation. Gravity and Renée spent many hours thinking about and researching what successful independent reading and impactful conferring entail and why they are so essential. Here are the seven core beliefs—in the authors’ words—that grew out of that research and became the cornerstone for this long-awaited resource for teachers.

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Teacher's Corner Podcast: Teaching Literature Rhetorically with Jennifer Fletcher

Posted by admin on Jan 24, 2020 9:03:37 AM

"I think that understanding literature itself as socially situated that literature doesn't exist in a vacuum. It's very much plugged into the real world."

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