Education

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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Using poetry as an educational tool

Alexandra Wladich  January 14th, 2014  Comments • 2

Today is Poetry at Work Day! As you can imagine, we have a ton of poems floating around the Scholastic office.

8 teaching resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Lia Zneimer  January 10th, 2014 

This year, we're celebrating the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20. In honor of MLK Jr. Day, we've rounded up some of our teaching...

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We've got math on the mind

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 9th, 2014 

Here at Scholastic, we think math is pretty cool. (And it's not just because Project Runway's Tim Gunn told us so.) The folks in our Education Group have been working on...

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Happy Mentoring Month!

Alexandra Wladich  January 9th, 2014  Comments • 3

Happy New Year and Happy National Mentoring Month! Now more than ever children need positive role models in their life. It is proven that young people who...

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The best New Year's resolution you can make

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 7th, 2014 

Year after year on December 31st, as the clock inches towards midnight, millions of people vow to make a change in the coming year. But let's be honest, how many of you ...

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Meet the artist: Erin Stead

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 23rd, 2013  Comments • 1

Over the course of the last 12 weeks, we've highlighted the work of some of our favorite children's book author/illustrators who showed us what "Read Every Day. Lead a...

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Our 15 favorite social media moments this year

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 20th, 2013 

1. Harry Potter got a new look. Scholastic reissued the U.S. trade paperback editions of the entire Harry Potter series with...

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Five inspiring teachers we met this year

Alexandra Wladich  December 19th, 2013  Comments • 11

For over 90 years Scholastic has valued the importance of teachers and their positive impact on their students. To continue celebrating and supporting teachers we wanted...

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The 8 coolest kids we met in 2013

Kristen Joerger  December 18th, 2013 

The editors of Scholastic News hear lots of stories each year about kids doing amazing things in their communities and for the world. Many of these stories are featured in...

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Last calls are underway for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Anne Sparkman  December 17th, 2013 

Teen artists and writers everywhere, start making final touches to your masterpieces! Whether a last grammar edit, brush stroke, ceramic glaze, video edit or anything you...

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Meet the artist: Axel Scheffler

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 16th, 2013 

This week, we continue to feature the artwork and companion resources within our Art of Read Every Day campaign. Axel Scheffler's incredible piece is currently in the...

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