The start of a new school year can be an exciting yet stressful time as educators nationwide welcome students back, whether virtually or in person. To help educators navigate this transition, we’ve rounded up back-to-school articles from the Scholastic EDU blog—our official blog about education and learning. From accelerating early language, to unlocking powerful professional learning, and understanding the importance of year-round civics education, there’s great ideas and insights that can help provide inspiration for this school year ahead.
Rose Else-Mitchell, President, Education Solutions at Scholastic, discusses the big challenges and opportunities for educators, what school and district leaders should be thinking about in the new school year, and more.
Tricia A. Zucker, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Children’s Learning Institute at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, explores the urgent need to invest in early learners’ language and literacy skills, which is a foundational entry point for building reading comprehension.
Stanford University student Maya Green reflects on her experience in her high school’s creative writing program, and how that experience can be translated into lessons learned for all educators.
Dr. Carol Chanter, Senior Vice President, Professional Learning Services at Scholastic Education Solutions, shares her lessons learned from her time as a school principal and explores the essential components of powerful professional learning.
Jessica Wollman, Senior Vice President, General Manager of Curriculum at Scholastic Education Solutions, explores how the idea of an engaged reader has transformed and how educators can support students in a hybrid print and digital environment.
Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin, school principal and author of The "Why Not?" Challenge: Say "Yes!" to Success With School-Community Partnerships, describes how having a “Why Not?” mindset is a powerful way to support an entire community, especially in the most challenging moments.
Tara Welty, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Teaching Solutions at Scholastic, explains how book study can be a beneficial form of professional learning.
Lori Brown, Ed.D. is an educator, author, and RFP Manager/Writer at Scholastic, and President of Dawn Star Consulting. This this article, she discusses the need to redefine “safe schools” with insights for educators.
Elliott Rebhun, author of Scholastic's Guide to Civics: How America Works, discusses the importance of civics education and provides insights for educators on how to utilize local news to engage students.