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July 23, 2015

Summer ... We're Supposed to Have Time Off?

Teaching is easy, you get the summers off; or do we? Almost no teach I know gets his/her summer to him/herself. Here's a glimpse into the reality.

July 20, 2015

Using 'Quick Jots' to Write Across the Curriculum

Having students do one- to two-minute writing prompts throughout the day can help build writing fluency and confidence—and is also an easy way to differentiate instruction, a K-6 literacy coach told ILA conference attendees.

May 28, 2015

A Problem With the 'Problem With Grit' Blog Post

By asking students to "fake it," teachers of writing can help motivate students to succeed, writes Rafael Heller of Jobs for the Future.

May 18, 2015

New Resource Highlights Exemplary Student Work

A new online resource offers a collection of student work to help educators see what students should be striving for.

May 18, 2015

Online Tests Fuel Rise in 'Tech-Prep' Instruction

Is it good 21st-century instruction to spend time teaching keyboarding and other computer skills? Or is it just another form of test prep?

May 01, 2015

Ohio District Preserves Cursive by Teaching It in Art Class

An Ohio school district revived cursive handwriting instruction by adding it to the art curriculum.

April 14, 2015

Writing in Google Docs Doesn't Affect Student Test Scores, Early Research Finds

Enthusiastic usage of Google Docs did not translate into improved student test scores, according to small-scale new study.

March 17, 2015

Robot Teaches Handwriting by Turning Students Into Teachers

A Swiss robot helps students improve their handwriting by having them learn by teaching.

February 24, 2015

Principals (and Superintendents) Must Model Writing

Just as with reading, it is best that the principal (and superintendent) model and lead as a writer.

February 23, 2015

NoRedInk Raises $6M to Teach Writing Using Hit TV Shows, Student Hobbies

NoRedInk, a website that uses student interests to create grammar and writing exercises, raised $6 million in a Series A round.

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