The Stenhouse Blog

Teacher's Corner Podcast with Gravity Goldberg and Renée Houser

Posted by admin on Nov 11, 2019 2:44:22 PM

On this week's Teacher's Corner Podcast, we talk to educators, Gravity Goldberg and Renée Houser about how to use their newest resource to conduct one-on-one reading conferences with confidence.

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Topics: Literacy

Writing Is Home, a foreword by Barry Lane

Posted by admin on Nov 8, 2019 6:00:00 AM

The following is the foreword written by Barry Lane for the new book Writing, Redefined by Shawna Coppola.

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Topics: Literacy, Writing

#OpenMiddle Math Twitter Chat with Robert Kaplinsky

Posted by admin on Nov 6, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Next Tuesday night, 11/12 at 9:00 p.m. ET we will be having our November #StenhouseMath Twitter Chat with Robert Kaplinsky, author of the new book, Open Middle Math: Problems That Unlock Student Thinking. We wanted to share the questions ahead of the chat to give people some time to think about them. Whether you use Open Middle problems in your class already, or you’ve heard of them but not sure how to use them, or you’ve never heard of them but are looking for ways to get your secondary students engaged—this chat is for you.

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Topics: Math, #StenhouseMath

Webinar: Teach the Students in Front of You with Gail Boushey and Allison Behne

Posted by admin on Nov 5, 2019 2:24:50 PM

Watch this free webinar from the authors of The CAFE Book, Expanded Second Edition, Gail Boushey and Allison Behne and find out how to use The CAFE System to teach responsively using their system of assessment and instruction.

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Topics: Literacy, The CAFE Book, Expanded Second Edition

What does small-group instruction mean in mathematics?

Posted by admin on Oct 31, 2019 9:46:03 AM

"There is something special about the closeness of working with a few mathematicians to tackle a problem." ~ Kassia Wedekind, Math Exchanges

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Topics: Math, #StenhouseMath

Open Middle Math: Q&A with Robert Kaplinsky

Posted by admin on Oct 30, 2019 5:31:00 AM

"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.

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Topics: Math, Math Monday #StenhouseMath

Conferring Confidence Comes from Preparation

Posted by Gravity Goldberg and Renee Houser on Oct 28, 2019 4:08:06 PM

By Gravity Goldberg and Renee Houser

Everyone, no matter their profession or hobby, benefits from tools. Carpenters certainly need them, but so do yoga instructors, painters, chefs, and us teachers. We’ve realized that conferring just doesn’t work when we sit down with students empty handed. We end up talking to students aimlessly and leave them wondering, “Did I make an impact?” Educator Judy Wallis taught us that you are not teaching reading if you don’t have a book in your hand. We can’t really confer with readers in ways that elevate their thinking, talking, and engagement if we don’t have a few key tools at our fingertips.

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Topics: Literacy, Conferring

Teacher's Corner Podcast: Graham Fletcher and Tracy Zager

Posted by admin on Oct 28, 2019 11:04:15 AM

Our latest episode of Teacher's Corner features a fantastic conversation between Graham Fletcher and Tracy Zager about the development of the Fact Fluency Toolkit, available next year. Click the image to listen!

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Topics: Math, #StenhouseMath

The Importance of Teaching Both Spanish and English in the Bilingual Classroom

Posted by admin on Oct 28, 2019 8:28:08 AM

Below is an excerpt written by Caroline Sweet from the Introduction of Patterns of Power, en español. Caroline joined forces with Jeff Anderson and Whitney La Rocca to create this Spanish adaptation of their popular resource book, Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language. In this excerpt, Caroline writes about the importance of teaching in both Spanish and English in bilingual classrooms.

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Topics: Writing

How to Recognize and Conquer Fatigue

Posted by admin on Oct 22, 2019 4:39:09 PM

Below is an excerpt from Lisa Lucas’s book of simple self-care strategies for teachers, Practicing Presence. This is just one many tips from this wonderful resource that are designed to help teachers from feeling “tired, wired, and running in circles.”

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Topics: Classroom practice