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

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

Yeah, We're Living in a Pandemic: But We Can Still Stay Connected (One Thing You Might Try . . .)

Posted by admin on Nov 11, 2020 4:13:54 PM

In this week's One Thing You Might Try . . . post, 7th/8th grade English and Social Studies teacher, Jen Vincent, considers how pandemic teaching has affected the way we develop instructional relationships and shares a helpful idea for checking in with students authentically from six feet away.

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Rethinking Reading at Home (One Thing You Might Try . . .)

Posted by admin on Oct 29, 2020 3:05:46 PM

In this piece, teacher and parent, Grace Choi, gives us some creative ideas on how to help kids enjoy and succeed in reading at home. This is the first installment in the new blog series brought to you from the editors at Stenhouse Publishers, One Thing You Might Try . . .  

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Topics: Literacy, Reading, Free Resources, Virtual Teaching, One Thing You Might Try, Remote Learning

Introducing One Thing You Might Try . . . from Stenhouse

Posted by admin on Oct 22, 2020 12:21:52 PM

The banner across the top of the Stenhouse website reads “for teachers, by teachers.” This has always been Stenhouse’s tagline, but more than that, it is our core belief. We believe in creating a space for teachers’ voices. And while perhaps this doesn’t seem like a particularly radical ideathat teachers have ideas, practices, and expertise worthy of listening to, in our current environment it sometimes does.

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