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Stenhouse Authors at NCTM, Boston

Posted by admin on Sep 17, 2019 2:22:15 PM

It’s almost time for the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) regional conference in Boston, MA. Here is a rundown of what our Stenhouse math authors will be up to. Be sure to catch their sessions!

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Topics: Math, #StenhouseMath

Use Movement to Benefit Test-Taking

Posted by admin on Sep 13, 2019 4:30:16 PM

The following is an excerpt from Activate: Deeper Learning Through Movement, Talk, and Flexible Classrooms by Katherine Mills Hernandez on how to incorporate movement into your routine to benefit your students' test-taking.

One way to think about using movement to benefit testing is to consider when and where as opposed to what methods to use. We already know that rigorous cardiovascular movement wakes up the brain, so we need to strategize when and where to do it on testing days. We also know that the greatest benefits are achieved when movement happens before cognitive challenge.

If movement is going to happen before the test is administered, then students should be prepared to do some of this on their own, before arriving at school, since state tests usually begin at the start of the school day. There are also ways to build in brief movement sessions together, before the test begins. 

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Topics: Classroom practice

#StenhouseMath Twitter Chat Recap - Intentional Talk

Posted by admin on Sep 11, 2019 3:30:39 PM

In case you missed it, here is the recap of last night's #StenhouseMath Twitter Chat with Elham Kazemi and Allison Hintz on their book, Intentional Talk: How to Structure and Lead Productive Mathematical Discussions.

Teachers and math enthusiasts from all over the country joined in to chat about how to use the strategies in this book to explore deeper math discussions in the classroom. There are a lot of great ideas shared, so read to get some tips!

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Topics: Math, #StenhouseMath

Mentoring New Teachers Podcast with Shawna Coppola

Posted by admin on Sep 10, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Wouldn't it be nice to have your own, personal mentor guide you through your first year of teaching kindergarten? Meet Laura, a thoughtful and well-intentioned, first-year kindergarten teacher who bravely shared her experiences with us through these recorded conversations with author, Shawna Coppola.

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Topics: Podcast, Writing, Redefined

How to Use SEL Quick Writes to SPARK a Supportive Classroom

Posted by Paula Bourque on Sep 9, 2019 5:06:55 PM

By Paula Bourque

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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

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