The Stenhouse Blog

Turn up the Volume… Let the Power of Read-Alouds Transcend Our Physical Spaces and Places

Posted by admin on Aug 21, 2020 7:41:17 AM

The following is a guest blog post by JoEllen McCarthy, educator and author of the new book, Layers of Learning: Using Read-Alouds to Connect Literacy to Caring Conversations, available now.


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Start with Joy Virtually or Face-to-Face

Posted by admin on Aug 20, 2020 11:04:16 AM

The following is a guest blog post from Katie Egan Cunningham, author of the new book Start with Joy: Designing Literacy Learning for Student Happiness about how to infuse your literacy instruction with the science of happiness.

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What Folks Are Saying About... Hands Down, Speak Out

Posted by admin on Aug 19, 2020 4:04:00 PM

“Without knowing it, I was waiting for this book.” –Peter Johnston

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PODCAST: Math Instruction in the Age of COVID-19

Posted by admin on Aug 14, 2020 2:34:28 PM
In this episode of Teacher's Corner, we checked in with math educators Amanda (Mandy) Jansen, author of Rough Draft Math,  and Chris Luzniak, author of Up for Debate! and we asked them to share their experiences teaching during the pandemic. Listen to hear their thoughts on how communication with students and colleagues has changed, and the challenges and opportunities presented in moving math discussion from the classroom to Zoom sessions.  
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To Maintain Your Spirit, You'll Need More Than Your Back-to-School Plan

Posted by admin on Aug 14, 2020 1:58:48 PM

The following is a guest blog post from Carl Oliver. Carl wants justice for Breonna Taylor. He is an assistant principal at a City-As-School High School in New York City, and a Math For America Master Teacher Emeritus who is working on an upcoming Stenhouse book about teaching secondary math for a more empathetic and just world.

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Mathematical Imagining: A Routine for Secondary Classrooms

Posted by admin on Aug 11, 2020 2:59:25 PM

Mathematics thrives on the ability to imagine—but can that actually be taught in the classroom? Christof Weber says yes, and he wrote a book called Mathematical Imagining to show us how it works.

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Who Should Use Building Fact Fluency?

Posted by admin on Aug 7, 2020 4:00:22 PM

We're just a few weeks away from the release of the much-anticipated Building Fact Fluency: A Toolkit for Addition & Subtraction by Graham Fletcher. Graham and our talented editorial and production teams have thought of everything--from engaging games and videos for both teachers and students, to making sure educators are equipped to use it in a remote setting with ease.

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Four Ways to Fund Your Professional Learning

Posted by admin on Aug 7, 2020 11:29:36 AM

All your favorite in-person workshops, seminars, and conferences got cancelled, and finding the funding for virtual PD is becoming a challenge. We want to help.

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Literacy Resources for New Elementary Teachers

Posted by admin on Jul 29, 2020 4:26:45 PM

Being a new teacher entering into the first year of teaching is always going to have its challenges. But this year? We're willing to bet that some trusted guidance is necessary. So since we can't be right there with you, we wanted to offer a list of new-teacher essentials that we think might help to have on your shelf for when you need advice from the experts. And while these books weren't written specifically for online instruction, the ideas can be applied in any setting should you find yourself teaching from home this fall.

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Topics: Literacy, Reading, Writing, Grammar

PODCAST: Listening and Talking Across Literacy and Math

Posted by admin on Jul 27, 2020 5:09:53 PM

Kassia Omohundro Wedekind, and Christy Hermann Thompson, have spent years comparing notes on how to build effective classroom communities across the content areas. 

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