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June 10, 2015

Summer Reading Recommendations for Educators

Deborah Meier offers some ideas for educators and policymakers looking for books to inspire and inform this summer.

May 26, 2015

Are You Amazon Literate?

Guest writer, Ross Cooper discusses the need to make teachers Amazon literate for lifelong learning.

January 15, 2015

YouTube Series Turn Classic Literature Into Modern Video Blogs

Modern vlog-style adaptations of classic novels may offer a new way to connect students with literature.

January 08, 2015

Study: In-School Reading Time Is Key to Building Love of Reading

A study by Scholastic finds that read-alouds and designated class time for independent reading are some of the strongest predictors of how frequently a child reads for fun.

December 05, 2014

Campaign Aims to Draw Children to Reading With Diverse Books

The "We Need Diverse Books" campaign is encouraging greater representation for minority populations in children's literature and offering resources to help teachers find diverse books.

November 21, 2014

R.A. Montgomery, Author of 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Books, Dies

Raymond Almiran Montgomery, the publisher-turned-author of the popular Choose Your Own Adventure book series, passed away Nov. 9; he was 79 years old.

November 21, 2014

Teaching Should Be Two-Way Interaction, Not Student-Centered, Author Says

In her new book "The Teaching Brain," Vanessa Rodriguez discusses approaching teaching as an interaction, the five awarenesses of good teachers, and the downside to "quick fixes" based on brain science.

November 21, 2014

The Summer After High School Graduation and College Success (Part II)

Benjamin L. Castleman of the University of Virginia and Lindsay C. Page of the University of Pittsburgh, authors of Summer Melt: Supporting Low-Income Students Through the Transition to College, discuss the importance of schools' continued correspondence with students after graduation.

November 03, 2014

Teacher: Adolescent Readers Shouldn't Be Sheltered From Literature

Colorado language arts teacher Alicia Urie defends her decision to teach The Outsiders, saying that good writing can make students cry, but they will be better for it.

September 29, 2014

'Reinventing Writing': An Interview With Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis, known in education technology circles around the world as "Cool Cat Teacher," is one of the Web's most popular writers about ed tech. She recently agreed to answer a few questions about her new book, Reinventing Writing.

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