Author Archives: Digital Editor

Why Webinars?

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One of the most convenient elements of online professional development is the ability to connect to your learning just about whenever and wherever you may be.  Educators create professional learning spaces online because it delivers flexible access to new ideas, perspectives, and growth. Schedules are busy, and finding the right professional development in your area to match your specific needs, goal, and schedule often can be a challenge.

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The Ways We Deny English Learners Access

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Too often in classrooms, we describe English Learners by what they cannot do rather than by what they can do. Particularly in mainstream classrooms—in which teachers have little or no training in how to meet their needs—English Learners are seen through a deficit lens.

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Let’s Talk Assessments: A Book Study Of Reading Pathways

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by Anna Gratz Cockerille

In his recent article, “Seeing Anew: An Invitation to Teacher Research” in Heinemann’s 2016-2017 Professional Development Catalogue-Journal, Thomas Newkirk wrote, “I have always thought this is the cycle of true research: to take something you think you 'know'—and through sustained attention, begin to see it anew.”

How true this is about all kinds of teacher research, whether one is researching a student, a teaching method, or a professional text. Certainly, a text as weighty as Reading Pathways,part of the Units of Study for Teaching Reading series for grades 3-5, is worth visiting and revisiting. Each time one does, one discovers more. 

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The 5 Habits of Mind Children Need for Success

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A Mindset for Learning: Teaching the Traits of Joyful, Independent Growth follows the work Carol Dweck, Daniel Pink, Art Costa, and others, and it pairs research—psychological, neurological, and pedagogical—with practical classroom help, including instructional language, charts and visuals, teaching tips, and classroom vignettes. Authors Christine Hertz and Kristi Mraz now offer the five habits of mind that children need for success:

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Your Heinemann Link Round-Up for August 21–27

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These links are interviews with educators, posts from our authors' and friends' blogs, and any interesting, newsworthy item from the past seven days. Check back each week for a new round of finds!

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