Member of the Month: Nakeiha Primus

Nakeiha Primus first resisted her draw into teaching. Once she did embrace a career in education, she set off running into teaching and research.

Mrs. Mimi shares advice to take a step back, remember what’s important.

What Do You Want to Know About Mentor Texts?

Join us Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. ET, for our first-ever Google Hangout "on air."

Motivating Readers With Humor

Book reviews of some of the newest funny books for kids.

  • We’re Adding a Literacy Minute to Our Days – Are You?

    There is nothing International Reading Association would ask educators to do that we aren’t willing to do ourselves. So when the International Literacy Day 60-for-60 challenge was launched, asking teachers to engage their students in an extra 60 seconds of literacy-focused activities every day for 60 days, we wanted to get in on the fun, too.
  • What is Your Advice for Getting the School Year Off to a Good Start?

    The beginning of the school year is an exciting time filled with meeting students, reconnecting with colleagues and former students, and starting important academic work. However, the first few days of school involve more than just fun icebreakers and syllabi creation.
  • 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. A step-by-step guide and a list of required elements, aka ingredients, guide the process. There are a lot of players involved in any book challenge so it can be helpful for all to be working with the same instructions.

  • 5 Questions With... Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants series)

    The man behind Captain Underpants doesn’t understand why hundreds of people every year question whether Captain Underpants should even be available for kids to read, but he won’t stop writing them and the spinoffs that came from the series.

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