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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Janet S. Wong: Reading Made Us Useful

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 3rd, 2015 

Janet S. Wong is the author of 30 books for children, as well as a co-editor (with Sylvia Vardell) of The Poetry Friday Anthology series of professional...

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2015: the year of diversity in children's literature

Kristen Joerger  February 27th, 2015 

Last week, Pam Allyn shared a post on Edu@Scholastic, our blog about education and learning. In it, she declared 2015 to be the year of diversity in children's...

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Susan B. Neuman: Love at First Sight

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 24th, 2015 

Susan B. Neuman is a professor and chair of teaching and learning at New York University. Previously, she served as a professor at the University of...

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Marian Wright Edelman: Still a rebel at 75

Suzanne McCabe  February 23rd, 2015 

"Equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air," author Maya Angelou once said. "We all have it, or none of us has it."

Marian Wright Edelman knew the...

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Join us on World Read Aloud Day

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 23rd, 2015 

March 4th, 2015 is World Read Aloud Day, a very important day started by Pam Allyn, the founder of LitWorld and an amdassador for our Open a World of...

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Love Your Pet Day

Guest Blogger  February 20th, 2015 

By Emily Elizabeth (with some help from Scholastic Media's Danielle Klimashousky!)

Hi! I’m Emily Elizabeth.  My dog, Clifford, and I are celebrating one of...

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Year of the sheep

Morgan Baden  February 18th, 2015 

One of the most important celebrations in the Chinese calendar is the Chinese New Year, which kicks off today! Welcome to Chinese year 4713, the year of the Goat/Sheep,...

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John Burningham: Nothing Like a Good Book

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 17th, 2015 

John Burningham has written and/or illustrated over 30 picture books that have been translated and distributed all over the world. These include...

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Klutz goes to Toy Fair

Guest Blogger  February 12th, 2015 

We're welcoming Devin MacDonald from our Klutz team to the blog today to fill us in on what's happening at Toy Fair 2015! 

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

Love at first read

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 9th, 2015  Comments • 5

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! What a perfect opportunity to talk about the one great love all of the bloggers here share: the love of reading.

Celebrating Rosa Parks’ birthday?

Deimosa Webber-Bey  February 4th, 2015 

Once upon a time, in Brooklyn, I wrote “Rosa Parks” in all capitals on a piece of paper and taped it to a chair. My students and I placed it up by the board, so that she...

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Kwame Alexander: How to Read a Book

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 4th, 2015 

Kwame Alexander is a two-time NAACP Image Award Nominee and author of 17 books, including The Crossover, which just received this year's Newbery. He’s also ...

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