Making the most of your professional learning opportunities (and a giveaway for NY state teachers)

Alexandra Wladich  October 17th, 2014  Comments • 3

Today, Elizabeth Stein, a special education teacher and instructional coach in Smithtown, New York and author of Comprehension Lessons for RTI: Grades 3-5,...

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Free resources for Halloween

Alexandra Wladich  October 16th, 2014  Comments • 1

Halloween is right around the corner and has tons of free resources, ideas and activities for the classroom. To get your students in the Halloween spirit we...

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Hispanic music and family, and a giveaway!

Guest Blogger  October 15th, 2014  Comments • 1

All month, Maya & Miguel will be on OOM weekly to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Last time: Mexican art with Miguel; today, we...

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'Trick or Tweet' with Goosebumps author R.L. Stine

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 15th, 2014 

This year, October 30th—not the 31st—is hands down the scariest day of the year. (Why the day before Halloween and not Halloween itself?) Because Goosebumps author...

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Read aloud, in print or digital

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 14th, 2014 

An article entitled 'Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time?' landed on the front page of The New York Times on Saturday and has since...

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To teachers, with love from Usher

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 10th, 2014  Comments • 1

As you know by now, global superstar Usher is joining us on November 6th to help children discover the power of reading in a live webcast for schools, ...

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Rudine Sims Bishop: Reading to Affirm, Inform, and Empower

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 7th, 2014 

Rudine Sims Bishop is an author and professor emerita at Ohio State University. She served on the 1992 American Library Association’s Newbery Award Committee, the 1999...

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The Importance of Family and Community Engagement (and a Google+ Hangout!)

Alexandra Wladich  October 6th, 2014 

Did you know parent involvement is a main factor in student success? According to a Primary Sources survey conducted by Scholastic and the Bill...

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A Common Core check-in

Brittany Sullivan  October 3rd, 2014 

How are the Common Core State Standards affecting teachers’ students and classrooms?

Tips for educators on World Teachers’ Day

Alexandra Wladich  October 2nd, 2014  Comments • 1

Sunday, October 5, is World Teachers’ Day. World Teachers’ Day was created to support educators and ensure that the needs of future generations will be met by all...

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The best field trip I ever took...

Morgan Baden  October 1st, 2014 

In seventh grade, my school hosted something called the Pinelands Experience: a three-day camping trip for all students, where we were bussed out to a solitary campground...

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31 days of Goosebumps

Guest Blogger  October 1st, 2014 

October means Halloween, and Halloween means creepy, spooky, scary… Goosebumps! In honor of the holiday, Goosebumps is celebrating ‘31 Days of Goosebumps’ on our...

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Carol Jago: My Life as a Reader

Megan Kaesshaefer  September 30th, 2014 

Carol Jago is an author of six books for teachers and has taught English in middle and high school for 32 years.

Mexican art fun with Miguel!

Guest Blogger  September 26th, 2014 

All month, Maya & Miguel will be on OOM weekly to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Last week: cooking with Abuela; today, we're making art with Miguel!

"Comics have always been misunderstood:" Happy National Comic Book Day!

Guest Blogger  September 25th, 2014 

Barry Lyga is here to talk about National Comic Book Day!