The Stenhouse Blog

Resources for teaching happiness, empathy, and tolerance

Posted by admin on Nov 19, 2019 4:41:43 PM

Many Stenhouse titles focus on building tolerant, accepting communities inside and outside the classroom, helping students see beyond themselves and the immediate world around them. Preview these titles online to find the one that best fits your students.

Start with Joy by Katie Egan Cunningham

Start with Joy: Designing Literacy Learning for Student Happiness links what we know from the science of happiness with what we know about effective literacy instruction. By examining characters in the books they read, children develop empathy for others and come to understand that we all struggle and we all love. When given a choice about what to write, children express hopes, fears, and reactions to life’s experiences. Literacy learning is full of opportunities for students to learn tools to live a happy life. 

 

Black Ants and Buddhists by Mary Cowhey 

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3 Types of Mentor Texts for Writing Workshop

Posted by admin on May 23, 2019 9:40:26 AM

Mentor texts can become powerful teaching tools in writing instruction. In their new book,

Welcome to Writing Workshop, Stacey Shubitz and Lynne Dorfman describe mentor texts as “examples of exemplary writing that can be studied to lift the level of student writing.” They describe three distinct types of mentor texts—published, student written, and teacher written —that can be used with students. Here’s how they define each type and how they can be used to teach your students to read like writers.

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#StenhouseMath Twitter Chat with Marian Small RECAP

Posted by admin on May 15, 2019 9:22:27 AM

On Tuesday, May 14, Stenhouse hosted its third #StenhouseMath Chat with well-known Canadian math expert and author, Marian Small, to discuss the ideas from her upcoming book, Understanding the Math We Teach and How to Teach It. Here are some of the Tweets from Marian that really resonated with participants.

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Rethinking the Physical Space in Your Classroom

Posted by admin on Apr 30, 2019 4:33:43 PM

Katherine Mills Hernandez thinks that movement, talk, and physical environment in the classroom all contribute and influence students’ learning. In her book, Activate, she offers many ideas to help you create a classroom that is ideal for deeper engagement and lasting learning. Below is a quick activity you can use right away.

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Fostering Independent Writers in Grades 3–8

Posted by admin on Apr 30, 2019 2:57:03 PM

It’s always a challenge to think of new ways to foster independence and agency in students and break them of the habit of always asking, “How long does it have to be?” Consider switching from a teacher-directed writing program to a student-propelled workshop model with Jennifer Jacobson’s No More “How Long Does It Have to Be?”

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9 Ways to Fit More Poetry into Your Instruction 

Posted by admin on Apr 26, 2019 11:13:19 AM

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Make Learning Transferable with Jennifer Fletcher

Posted by admin on Apr 23, 2019 4:52:44 PM

 

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Deepen Number Sense with Number Talks

Posted by admin on Apr 23, 2019 3:48:01 PM

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REVIEW: Teaching Literature Rhetorically by Jennifer Fletcher

Posted by admin on Apr 22, 2019 3:38:24 PM

Below is a customer review of Jennifer Fletcher's Teaching Literature Rhetorically: Transferable Literacy Skills for 21st Century Students, which  is one of the most accurate descriptions of this wonderful book and how it can help teachers help their students develop a love for reading that will last a lifetime.

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Amy Stewart is Helping Kids and Helping Teachers

Posted by admin on Apr 22, 2019 3:02:25 PM

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