The Stenhouse Blog

More Than a Mailbox (One Thing You Might Try . . .)

Posted by admin on Oct 14, 2021 9:00:00 AM

In this One Thing You Might Try . . . blog post, Lakeya Omogun tells the story of a small mailbox that had a big impact on students’ willingness to share their ideas and their sense of belonging to the classroom community.

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Try it Twice: Bringing the Lessons of Online Learning to the In-Person Classroom (One Thing You Might Try . . .)

Posted by admin on Sep 16, 2021 9:00:00 AM

In this One Thing You Might Try . . . blog post, math coach, Alex Lawrence, shares how she’s taking a strategy learned from online teaching and transitioning it to the in-person classroom.

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Rigorous Instruction for All—but How? (One Thing You Might Try . . .)

Posted by admin on Sep 2, 2021 10:00:00 AM

In this One Thing You Might Try . . . blog post, elementary educator, Raven Compton, invites us to redefine rigor in writing workshop and offers us three critical questions we can ask ourselves when planning for rigorous instruction in any content area.

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Listen Before You Leap (One Thing You Might Try . . .)

Posted by admin on Aug 19, 2021 1:00:00 PM

The One Thing You Might Try . . . blog series is back! In this week's post, social studies teacher, Neema Avashia, writes about some critical and practical ways we can connect with students through listening.

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Learning to Let Go So Students Have Ownership (One Thing You Might Try...)

Posted by admin on Apr 29, 2021 12:27:30 PM

In this week’s One Thing You Might Try . . . blog third-grade teacher, Jennifer Orr, writes about her ongoing journey of letting go of control and shares some tips for making space for student ownership in the classroom.

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Amplifying Student Voice and Encouraging Action Through Art (One Thing You Might Try...)

Posted by admin on Apr 1, 2021 12:50:31 PM

In this week’s One Thing You Might Try . . . blog, art educator Paula Liz writes about how her students are using digital art projects to make their voices heard and explore ways to make change in the world.

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Building Active Anchor Charts to Support Teaching and Learning (One Thing You Might Try...)

Posted by admin on Mar 18, 2021 12:30:08 PM

In this week's One Thing You Might Try . . . post, K–8 literacy specialist, Gwen Blumberg, shares ideas for building anchor charts as visual scaffolds that can be easily implemented regardless of instructional setting.

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In Support of Independent Reading...Again (One Thing You Might Try...)

Posted by admin on Mar 4, 2021 2:39:46 PM

In this week's One Thing You Might Try . . . post, teacher and writer, Pernille Ripp, calls us to stay true to what we know is valuable, despite the mounting pressures that seem to continually demand our instructional time and energy—especially during a pandemic.

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Motivating Writers Through Blogging (One Thing You Might Try...)

Posted by admin on Feb 18, 2021 10:21:11 AM

In this week’s One Thing You Might Try… blog, kindergarten teacher, Dawnavyn James, writes about blogging with her young students and how their self-directed use of the comments feature helped them to connect with each other’s ideas.

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Embracing the Home Environment’s Role in Distance Learning with Young Children (One Think You Might Try...)

Posted by admin on Feb 4, 2021 10:15:06 AM

In this week’s One Thing You Might Try… blog post, preschool teacher, Natali Gaxiola, writes about reimagining the early childhood classroom online and the power of building a classroom community that celebrates both students’ home and school lives.

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