Anne Sparkman

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Being a reading mentor

Anne Sparkman January 20th, 2015

Our just released fifth edition of Kids & Family Reading Report™ reaffirmed the importance of reading role models.

Happy birthday Andy! An inspiring birthday

Anne Sparkman August 6th, 2014

Did you know today marks Andy Warhol's birthday? Today we're remembering his legacy which he created by challenging the way the public thinks about art, celebrity culture...

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Keep creativity flowing during the summer

Anne Sparkman July 17th, 2014

Summer is undeniably in full swing and isn't grand! As the long sunny days continue, there are all sorts of different inspirations that you can find this time of year over...

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Teachers and collaboration

Anne Sparkman July 16th, 2014

We've all heard this comment about teaching, "isn't it great that you get summers off?" It does honestly sound good and is easy to be jealous of but those who are close to...

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Today is a big day for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Anne Sparkman June 6th, 2014

We've been talking about it for days now and it is finally here! The National Ceremony for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards at Carnegie Hall! Hundreds of teens...

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The man behind The Little Prince

Anne Sparkman April 29th, 2014

We recently took an OOM field trip to The Morgan Library's exhibit on The Little Prince. There was so much to enjoy about this exhibit but most of all, I was...

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Teaching resource for National Poetry Month

Anne Sparkman April 11th, 2014

In honor of National Poetry Month, students across the country have been writing away and learning about poetry. Teachers, for continued inspiration to have your students...

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Teaching is more than academics

Anne Sparkman March 25th, 2014

Academics and student achievement are crucial topics in the dialogue surrounding education in America today. Teachers are constantly working with their students who have...

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The inspiration of "aha" moments

Anne Sparkman March 10th, 2014

We've learned from teachers that they overwhelmingly chose their profession in order to make a difference in children's lives.

Tips to help parents support their children's success in school

Anne Sparkman March 7th, 2014

Listening to teachers always lends to learning interesting ideas and viewpoints going on in today's classrooms. We just heard from more than 20,000 teachers on a number of...

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