Education

The inspiration of "aha" moments

Anne Sparkman  March 10th, 2014  Comments • 8

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  Comments • 10

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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Every day is a day to read aloud...

Morgan Baden  March 5th, 2014 

...But if you don't already, today is the day to start.

Welcome to World Read Aloud Day, a day when parents, students, educators and people from communities...

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Tomorrow and every day, read aloud

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 4th, 2014 

The benefits of reading aloud to children (and in turn, having them read aloud to you), are countless. A recent study out of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic...

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Math at the Oscars

Morgan Baden  February 28th, 2014 

There's something about a big red dog -- er, I mean carpet -- that gets me excited! This Sunday, I'll be watching (and tweeting) the Academy Awards, one...

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A global movement powered by the mighty read aloud

Guest Blogger  February 27th, 2014 

We're so pleased to welcome Pam Allyn, Executive Director and founder of LitWorld and LitLife, to the blog this afternoon. Pam is also a global reading...

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5 questions with Sarah Mlynowski

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 26th, 2014  Comments • 1

Author Sarah Mlynowski recently stopped by our offices to chat with us about her Whatever After series, her love of fairy tales, and what's on her mind. We thought we'd...

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20,000 of America’s teachers share their views on teaching in an era of change

Lia Zneimer  February 25th, 2014  Comments • 2

Why do teachers teach? What resources do teachers need to best meet the needs of their students? Do teachers find their evaluations helpful? How is technology changing the...

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Tomorrow: what do teachers love about teaching? What are their challenges?

Morgan Baden  February 24th, 2014 

We asked 20,000 teachers for their thoughts on the rewards and challenges of teaching. Tomorrow, we'll be revealing the data over on the Scholastic Teachers Facebook page...

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Snow days don't have to mean no-school days

Tyler Reed  February 21st, 2014  Comments • 1

If you're from the Northeast, this isn't news to you: It's been a brutal winter.

I SURVIVED: Readers can pick the next book!

Guest Blogger  February 19th, 2014  Comments • 48

Welcome Harmonie Rosenberg to OOM! She's guest blogging today with a pretty exciting announcement...  

Cultivating wild readers

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 19th, 2014 

Book Whisperer Donalyn Miller recently shared with Scholastic's Instructor magazine her strategies for building a love of learning in students. We've...

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Everything you need to celebrate Presidents' Day

Lia Zneimer  February 12th, 2014 

Presidents' Day—which honors the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln—was implemented in 1879 for government offices in Washington, D.C. The first federal...

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Math is everywhere...especially at the Olympics

Morgan Baden  February 11th, 2014 

I'm a word nerd at heart, but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate the ways math comes to life around me. Math is especially obvious in sports, and since we're in the...

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Why reading romance is important

Alexandra Wladich  February 10th, 2014 

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. Students around the country are anticipating exchanging homemade Valentine’s Day cards and sharing candy hearts with...

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Happy Digital Learning Day!

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 5th, 2014 

Today is Digital Learning Day. If you're in the education sphere, you may already know about this spcial holiday. If not, its purpose can be gleaned from the creator's...

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Our reading highs and lows

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 4th, 2014  Comments • 1

When I was in middle school, I was assigned a project called "My Life as a Sine Curve," which required me and my classmates to chart the highs and lows of our lives on a...

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In Our Feeds: Readerly valentines, literary fingernails, and why reading is fundamental

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 31st, 2014  Comments • 1

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

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Hear from the authors of Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want—and Why We Should Let Them

Morgan Baden  January 31st, 2014 

Turns out, all those Baby-sitters Club books I read had a lasting impact on my reading fluency -- and inspired me to tackle other texts I might have been reluctant to try...

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Can’t concentrate? Try exercising!

Alexandra Wladich  January 31st, 2014 

When I found out it was “National Preschool Fitness Day” I was a more than a little excited. When thinking about school most people squirm at the thought of Physical...

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Gear up for a summer full of reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 30th, 2014 

If it's one thing I've learned from working at Scholastic for five plus years, it's don't talk to teachers about summer in the winter. One January afternoon a few years...

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Useless knowledge? Not so much.

Lia Zneimer  January 30th, 2014 

Working at Scholastic means that every single day, I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by a love of reading and learning.

An ode to handwriting

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 23rd, 2014  Comments • 1

You have likely read several recent articles proclaiming the death of handwriting.

Get ready to read with Clifford!

Guest Blogger  January 21st, 2014  Comments • 5

He’s BIG, he’s red—and yes, he’s oh so loveable! There are lots of reasons to love Clifford...but most compelling are his stories of adventure and friendship that have...

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When it comes to Common Core, trust yourself

Suzanne McCabe  January 16th, 2014  Comments • 3

A colleague's Facebook friend recently posted a math problem that her 6-year-old had brought home from school. Several people tried unsuccessfully to solve it.

"No...

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