Education

Move over, Katniss. Literature's unexpected heroines

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 13th, 2014 

Move over, Katniss. Step aside, Hermione. Take a seat, Jo March. There's a new crop of heroines in town. (Though you may not recognize their names right way.)

This astronaut is "on board" with summer reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 12th, 2014 

It may only be March, but we are knee-deep in planning our summer reading campaign.

Happy 25th birthday to the World Wide Web

Guest Blogger  March 12th, 2014  Comments • 5

Earlier today, Satbir Bedi, Scholastic's Chief Technology Officer, sent the following note to Scholastic Technology Services staff. We liked it so...

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Jeff Wilhelm on helping kids form their reading identities

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 11th, 2014 

Jeff Wilhelm, one of the authors of Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want—and Why We Should Let Them, recently stopped by the

Lucky (and green) reads & resources!

Morgan Baden  March 11th, 2014 

Monday is St. Patrick's Day, a day where everyone feels just a little bit Irish! Originally a religious holiday, the holiday has broadened quite a bit and is now, partly,...

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From Nellie Bly to Harriet the Spy

Suzanne McCabe  March 10th, 2014 

If you're celebrating Women's History Month in your classroom, here are some heroines—famous and not so famous—to consider:

What I know for sure

Guest Blogger  March 10th, 2014 

The following is an excerpt taken from It’s Not Complicated!

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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