At an event in downtown Washington yesterday, panelists discussed a professional development program that brings reading and social/emotional learning together and according to several studies is having positive effects in both areas.
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May 15, 2013
April 10, 2013
A new technology program allows instructors to track their students' reading progress in digital textbooks.
April 05, 2013
In honor of National Poetry Month (and Friday .... whew, it's Friday!), we felt compelled to pass along a poem that a teacher sent to us.
April 01, 2013
April Fools' Day kicks of National Humor Month, giving teachers the opportunity to incorporate jokes and laughter in their lesson plans this month.
December 28, 2012
Educators dissect the language in the Common Core State Standards requiring teachers to assign more nonfiction texts.
November 19, 2012
From the Associated Press: "A teacher in the southern Idaho town of Declo is being criticized after she had her fourth-grade students use permanent markers to draw on the faces of children who failed to meet reading goals."
August 15, 2012
English teachers take note: Grammaryes, grammarhas been making headlines this summer.
July 16, 2012
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed what it calls a "groundbreaking" class-action lawsuit against the state of Michigan for failing to educate students in a Detroit-area school district. The suit hinges on a "right to read" provision in Michigan's constitution, which says students who do no...
May 18, 2012
As has been widely reported, the College Board named David Coleman, the architect of the Common Core standards, as its in-coming president this week. The news has brought renewed attention to a statement Coleman made during a 2011 speech to the effect that, out in the working world, you will rarely ...
April 27, 2012
Heads-up: If you are a reading or language arts or English teacher and you're getting apprehensive, or excited, about the Common Core standardsand you probably should be one or the other at this pointwe have a couple of timely webinar opportunities for you next week. From Paper to Practi...