Alexandra Wladich

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Free resources for St. Patrick’s Day

Alexandra Wladich March 12th, 2015

Teach your students about Ireland’s most widely celebrated holiday, Saint Patrick's Day, with these free resources from

Designing your own professional development (and a giveaway!)

Alexandra Wladich March 6th, 2015

As former Oregon teacher of the year Steve Wyborney reminds us in his recent blog post, teachers are in charge of their own professional learning and...

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Five ways to infuse the arts into your teaching

Alexandra Wladich March 4th, 2015

Today, Tara Welty, Editor-In-Chief for Instructor Magazine and Scholastic Art® Magazine has stopped by to share five ways to incorporate the arts into your...

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Have you or your students done a 180 this year?

Alexandra Wladich February 12th, 2015

There is no better feeling than recognizing a student who has learned to read, become proficient in math, or improved their overall testing scores despite difficult odds...

Free resources for Black History Month

Alexandra Wladich February 10th, 2015

Learn more about the exceptional contributions made by African Americans with these Black History Month resources from

Celebrating (and explaining!) Groundhog Day

Alexandra Wladich February 2nd, 2015

How would you explain Groundhog Day to a classroom of first graders? Last year, Lia and I had the pleasure—and challenge—of doing just that. Though a program...

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Free resources to celebrate American icon, Jackie Robinson

Alexandra Wladich January 29th, 2015

Jackie Robinson was the first black man to play professional baseball. His accomplishments on and off the baseball have had a longstanding impact on American life....

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How to “Let it Go” and other changes in the classroom

Alexandra Wladich January 26th, 2015

Last week, Maria Walther, Scholastic professional development author and first grade teacher, was featured on Reading Today Online...

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In Our Feeds: Writing your way to happiness, 15 words from literature, used books and more

Alexandra Wladich January 23rd, 2015

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds.

Ever wish you had a...

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Free resources to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Alexandra Wladich January 14th, 2015

To help you celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we compiled some of our favorite classroom activities, book lists and more. Through the collection of resources...

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