Member of the Month: Judith Hayn

Judith Hayn is a teacher's teacher who has been dedicated to spreading the use of young adult literature since the 1980s.


Book Reviews: Coping With Health Challenges, Building Compassion

Much of the best children’s literature portrays significant barriers or challenges.

Opening Doors to Digital Worlds With VoiceThread

A teacher sought to shift from less teacher-directed to more student-centered learning.

Justin Stygles: Light the Fire in Your Students' Eyes

Are the students ready to come back and are they excited to have YOU as their teacher?

  • 'RT' and 'JAAL' Editor Searches Open August 1

    Beginning August 1, 2014, the International Reading Association will accept applications for the editorships of The Reading Teacher and the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.
  • Response to NCTQ's 2014 Teacher Education Report

    by Peter Afflerbach, Annemarie Sullivan Palinscar, Virginia Goatley, and P. David Pearson
    June 25, 2014

    The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) issued its second review of teacher preparation programs June 17. We see little in the 2014 report to change our stance from last year regarding their efforts to assess the quality of teacher education for literacy instruction.

  • Book Reviews: Getting the Year Started With a Good Book

    This week the members of the Children’s Literature SIG present books encompassing diverse life experiences for students of all ages. Some of these experiences are familiar, but many are novel and enriching, encouraging more learning moments for the students as they return to school.

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