The Engaging Classroom

    • Teaching Tips

    Synthesizing and Sharing Through ThingLink

    ThingLink helps create interactive charts for student presentations.
    • Teaching Tips

    Putting the STEM in ILD

    The ILD 60-for-60 challenge was a great STEM springboard for a North Carolina teacher.
    • In Other Words

    Do We Underestimate the Power of the Story?

    Some have reading issues, while others have issues with what they're reading.
    • Teaching Tips

    Dyslexia: When Spelling Matters

    Hearing a booth next to me at a dyslexia conference, I thought there was just "another program" for dyslexic students. I learned more two days later and it changed everything.
    • Teaching Tips

    Building A Strong Foundation on Vocabulary and Making it Fun

    Classes can compete with students around the world in a race for the largest vocabulary.
    • Quiet! Teacher in Progress

    There’s Always Time for the Joy of Reading

    Just as we make time to read, we have to give students a chance to pleasure read.
    • Teaching Tips

    The ILD Challenge—Halfway There

    One early learning teacher is tracking her students' adventure with the ILD Challenge online.
    • Putting Books to Work

    Putting Books to Work: Brown Girl Dreaming

    Jaqueline Woodson's best-selling Brown Girl Dreaming can be used across many curricula in a broad range of grades.
    • Quiet! Teacher in Progress

    Focus on What Matters and Don’t Make It Insurmountable

    To mark the release of Be Fabulous: The Reading Teacher’s Guide to Reclaiming Your Happiness in the Classroom, Jennifer Scoggin, a.k.a. Mrs. Mimi, shares her advice for how to take a step back and remember what’s important.
    • In Other Words

    Book Challenge Procedures: Recipes are Intended to be Followed

    One of the best safeguards against censorship is having a policy and procedure—a recipe—in place for almost any situation.
    • Teaching Tips

    Note-Taking for Digital Writing

    Note taking is an important skill, and is included in the Common Core Anchor Standards for Writing under “Research to Build and Present Knowledge.”  While taking pen to notecard may be the traditional way to develop a research paper, my classroom is 1:1 Chromebooks, and I wanted a way for students to be able to work on their research outside the classroom, collaborate with peers, and not worry about losing any (or all!) of their work.
    • In Other Words

    Learning Through Serving the Community

    Service-learning is a way of learning with the head, the heart, and hands—a learning that transforms students.
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