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The 5 Habits of Mind Children Need for Success


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


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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Classical and Modern Literature: Yielding New Engagement and Relevance for Generation Z

by Jocelyn Chadwick and John Grassie

Our previous Blogs have addressed the importance and continued relevance of canonical literature, the immediacy and relevance of modern literature, and the necessity of our acknowledgment of technology and our students’ use and ease and reliance on it. Of course, the next logical phase in our conversation emerges with what we call in in our book, Using Literature in the Context of Literacy Instruction, “the so-what factor.” Just how do all of these components fit and just how do we utilize them in our classrooms to maximize impact, relevance, life-long literacy inside and beyond the walls of our schools?

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Recognizing and Honoring the Many Forms of Play


In Choice Time, Renée Dinnerstein gives you everything you need to set up choice-time centers that promote inquiry-based, guided play in your classroom. Renée summarizes the research, describing the different kinds of play and why they are important. In this post, adapted from the new book, Renee lists the benefits of play using an imaginary doctor's office as reference.

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Heinemann Has A New Podcast!

Heinemann-Podcast_LOGO_H-podcast-logo-bluerules2400x2400_WHITEOver the last year, at conferences, at PD events and through various social media channels, we’ve received one consistent request: when will Heinemann do a podcast? Well, we’re happy to report: today is the day!

With the release of our fall catalog, we’re also releasing The Heinemann Podcast. We’ve designed the podcast to be accessible and thought-provoking. Most of the episodes will be around 10-minutes in length, so you can listen on your commute.

The first three episodes feature books and authors from our Spring 2016 list:

While many of the episodes will be ten minutes, we do plan to produce some special longer form episodes, with an in-depth focus on education. For instance, we've made a podcast of Kylene Beers’ recent Facebook Live event, a discussion of When Kids Can’t Read. This was a 45-minute question-and-answer event that we made into a podcast for those who don’t have Facebook access or for those who want to carry her thoughts with them.

While we have some exciting ideas for the podcast, we’d like to hear from you! What kind of shows would you like us to do? Are there topics you’d like to hear more about? Areas you need a deeper dive in? Send us a note or comment on Facebook or Twitter and let us know.

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