The Stenhouse Blog

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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Topics: Reading, One Thing You Might Try, Remote Learning, Independent Reading

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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Topics: Writing, Kindergarten, One Thing You Might Try, Remote Learning

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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Teaching for Social Justice Online (One Thing You Might Try...)

Posted by admin on Jan 21, 2021 12:32:25 PM

In this week’s One Thing You Might Try… blog post, first-grade teacher Santasha Dhoot tells the story of her class’s voting rights unit and challenges us to make space for social justice work in our classrooms—whether they are in person or online.

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Exploring Our Names in the Virtual Classroom (One Thing You Might Try . . .)

Posted by admin on Jan 7, 2021 1:40:57 PM

In this week’s One Thing You Might Try . . . blog post, third-grade teacher Janaki Nagarajan writes about her class’s mini-unit of study on names—and why doing this kind of identity work is more important now than ever.

[A name] is one of the greatest gifts that a family can give you—it is the first gift that a child, usually, when they enter the Earth, receives from their family. It is usually informed by tradition and love, and the hope and aspiration the family has for that child. It is something precious, and sacred, and it is a part of their identity. And when I see people fighting for the right for that to be respected and treated in a dignified way, I applaud and salute that.” —Kamala Harris

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Shared Reading and Shared Writing: A Powerful Partnership (One Thing You Might Try . . . )

Posted by admin on Dec 10, 2020 8:39:10 AM

In this One Thing You Might Try . . . post, kindergarten teacher, Katie Keier, offers a few ideas for maintaining the critical aspects of shared reading and writing during virtual learning and creating “Read it again!” moments for young learners—no matter what instructional setting you find yourself in.

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It’s Okay to Not Share Your Thinking (One Thing You Might Try . . .)

Posted by admin on Nov 24, 2020 4:59:00 AM

In this week’s One Thing You Might Try . . . post, first- and second-grade teacher Zak Champagne nudges us to reconsider requiring students to share their ideas and helps us reimagine what it means to participate in the distance learning or socially distanced classroom.

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Topics: Math, One Thing You Might Try