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

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

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

Tips on How to Get to Know Your Students and What Makes Them Happy

Posted by admin on Oct 3, 2019 6:06:00 AM

Katie Egan Cunningham is interested in helping teachers make happiness a priority in their classrooms, so she put together these handy conversation prompts to use with your students. By using these conversation starters, you're showing your students that you're interested in getting to know them as the individuals they are, which will not only help your instruction, but it will create a classroom culture of kindness.

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Topics: Literacy

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

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

From Assessment to Instruction with The CAFE System

Posted by admin on Aug 14, 2019 8:43:18 AM

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.

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Topics: Classroom practice, Literacy, Assessment

Merging Literacy Instruction and the Science of Happiness with Katie Egan Cunningham

Posted by admin on Jul 24, 2019 1:00:08 PM

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.

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Topics: Classroom practice, Literacy