Have you checked out our education blog recently? Edu@scholastic is our blog for educators, school leaders and anyone passionate about teaching and learning.
If it's been awhile since you visited edu@scholastic (or if you never have!), I wanted to share a few of my favorite posts from the last few months (I'm EDU's editor). And if you want to read more, be sure to subscribe!
New Year, New School: Building a Culture of Literacy by Stephanie Brant
Stephanie Brant is an elementary school principal from Gaithersburg, MD, and is committed to helping kids not just read, but love to read. Stephanie shows how she makes sure books permeate all aspects of her school's culture. AND she makes it fun! (I love that kids in her school receive a "birthday book.")
Keep your eye our for our Ten Tips series because it has a lot to offer. Each post has strategies from a top educator, as well as a link to TEN more videos with extra wisdom! The videos are short, fun, and feature easily-disestible wisdom from trusted educators. Laura Robb has over four deacades of teaching experience, and has practical and effective ways to increase access to books, which is so important to children's academic success.
Books for Babies: Creating a Culture of Community & Early Literacy by Cathy Whitehead
Cathy Whitehead is the 2016 Tennessee Teacher of the Year, and came up with the simplest, most ingenious project for her third grade class. Books for Babies allowed her class help their community by getting books into the hands of new parents to read with their babies, but also incorporated instructional components that she had been working on with her class! The project is so simple, but so smart--and can be adapted for any grade. No wonder Cathy is a state teacher of the year!