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We're celebrating our 101st K-12Talk post with this DIY project by Pete Barnes— how to create a pollinator garden at you...
09/03/2020
Creating a Pollinator Garden at Your School

We're celebrating our 101st K-12Talk post with this DIY project by Pete Barnes— how to create a pollinator garden at your school, a project that can benefit those inside and out of the classroom!

By Pete Barnes Many teachers are, understandably, in survival mode this semester, hoping just to make it through the pandemic and return to “normal”. But for those with the bandwidth to…

"The ultimate guide to CPS for schools! This book provides a framework, language, and tools for understanding and suppor...
08/31/2020
Think:Kids

"The ultimate guide to CPS for schools! This book provides a framework, language, and tools for understanding and supporting all students with compassion and humanity..." —Tricia Bailey Sauvé, MEd, Behavior/Autism Teacher/Consultant

Learn more about Dr. Stuart Ablon and Dr. Alisha Pollastri's book THE SCHOOL DISCIPLINE FIX at WWNorton.com/rd/Wp2q7

It’s all about skill, not will! #FridayReads 📚 In "The School Discipline Fix" Dr. Stuart Ablon and Dr. Alisha Pollastri provide a complete guide to restorative & equitable school discipline because students exhibiting challenging behavior need problem-solving skills, not punishment. #kidsdowelliftheycan

From The New York Times - The Learning Network and Katherine Schulten comes STUDENT VOICE: 100 ARGUMENT ESSAY BY TEENS O...
08/28/2020
Student Voice: 100 Argument Essays by Teens—Available Now!

From The New York Times - The Learning Network and Katherine Schulten comes STUDENT VOICE: 100 ARGUMENT ESSAY BY TEENS ON ISSUES THAT MATTER TO THEM and its companion teachers' guide RAISING STUDENT VOICE. Publishing September 15, these books are now available directly from W. W. Norton! Learn more below.

"The powerful essays provide vision and inspiration for student writers, while the instructional guide gives teachers step-by-step guidance for amplifying student voice and taking student writing to new heights."
—Rebekah O'Dell, author of Beyond Literary Analysis and Writing with Mentors, and cofounder of Moving Writers

This week's K-12Talk post, adapted from TEACHING MINDFULNESS TO EMPOWER ADOLESCENTS (WWNorton.com/rd/Yd6w4) by Matthew B...
08/27/2020
You are the Instrument: Teaching Mindfulness and Personal Practice

This week's K-12Talk post, adapted from TEACHING MINDFULNESS TO EMPOWER ADOLESCENTS (WWNorton.com/rd/Yd6w4) by Matthew Brensilver (Spirit Rock Meditation Center), JoAnna Hardy (meditationcoalition.org), and Oren Jay Sofer, emphasizes the heightened importance of teachers' connection to their students during a stressful time.

This post is adapted from the book Teaching Mindfulness to Empower Adolescents by Matthew Brensilver, JoAnna Hardy, and Oren Jay Sofer (W. W. Norton, March 2020). Life is often intense, b…

Geraldine Woods, author of 25 GREAT SENTENCES AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY (WWNorton.com/rd/Pq4x9), will join Newsday's Liv...
08/25/2020
Newsday Live Author Series: A chat with Geraldine Woods

Geraldine Woods, author of 25 GREAT SENTENCES AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY (WWNorton.com/rd/Pq4x9), will join Newsday's Live Author Series webinar TONIGHT at 7:30pm EST. Register for free below!

Join us for this Newsday Live Author Series virtual event. Newsday Columnist and Editorial Writer Mark Chiusano will host an in-depth discussion and extensive Q&A with educator and author Geraldine Woods about her new book "25 Great Sentences," her career and more.

"Hicks and Schoenborn [keep] their focus on the conditions that support writers...[they invite you] to reflect on your t...
08/20/2020
TCRecord: Article

"Hicks and Schoenborn [keep] their focus on the conditions that support writers...[they invite you] to reflect on your teaching, encouraging you to embrace their ideas through engaging activities, and celebrating with you at the end as you embark on your writing journey with your students." —Teachers College Record

Read the full review below and learn more about Troy Hicks (@hickstro) and Andy Schoenborn's (@andy.schoenborn) CREATING CONFIDENT WRITERS at WWNorton.com/rd/Re26J!

In this week's K-12Talk blog post, Sharon Kunde discusses three focal points for decolonizing the study of literature.
08/20/2020
Cultivating an Anti-Racist English Classroom

In this week's K-12Talk blog post, Sharon Kunde discusses three focal points for decolonizing the study of literature.

By Sharon Kunde The English classroom is a crucial space for us, as teachers, to cultivate anti-racism. In ELA class, students learn which stories and points of view matter—they are taught which vo…

"[A]n ideal curriculum textbook and especially suited for school district in-service training programs...very highly rec...
08/19/2020
Teaching Vulnerable Learners

"[A]n ideal curriculum textbook and especially suited for school district in-service training programs...very highly recommended for school district, college, and university library Teacher Education collections and supplemental curriculum studies lists." —Midwest Book Reviews

Get 20% OFF Suzy Pepper Rollins' TEACHING VULNERABLE LEARNERS (My Ed Expert) at the link below. Read an excerpt from the book at https://bit.ly/3gWPsOr!

08/18/2020
Author2Author with Geraldine Woods

Geraldine Woods joins Bill Kenower on the Author2Author podcast TODAY at 5pm EST. Tune in at the link below.

Woods' 25 GREAT SENTENCES AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY is now available wherever books are sold! Get 20% off your purchase from W. W. Norton at https://bit.ly/3g7Rf26!

Tune into Magers & Quinn Booksellers page on Monday, August 24th at 7:00pm Central Time to watch Deborah Applem...
08/18/2020
: Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Discount New and Used Books

Tune into Magers & Quinn Booksellers page on Monday, August 24th at 7:00pm Central Time to watch Deborah Appleman read from WORDS NO BARS CAN HOLD. This powerful book chronicles her work teaching college-level classes at a high-security prison for men, most of whom are serving life sentences.

Magers & Quinn Booksellers : - Literature & Fiction Foreign Language European History Self Help Film Graphic Novels Animals Religious Studies Food and Cooking Politics Classics New Age and Spirituality Military History Ancient History Sociology Transportation Philosophy Science & Nature Travel Poetr...

In this week's K-12Talk post, Jonna Kuskey shares strategies for scaffolding ELA concepts with teacher-created videos.
08/13/2020
Just-In-Time Skills: Creating Videos for Scaffolding

In this week's K-12Talk post, Jonna Kuskey shares strategies for scaffolding ELA concepts with teacher-created videos.

By Jonna Kuskey Make room, Steven Spielberg. I’m going into the movie business.  Well . . . sort of.  As the old adage goes, necessity is the mother of invention, and the pandemic that fo…

"An inherently fascinating read for anyone with an interest in the English language and storytelling...very highly recom...
08/13/2020
25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way

"An inherently fascinating read for anyone with an interest in the English language and storytelling...very highly recommended, especially for community, college, and university library Grammar, Rhetoric, and Linguistics Reference collections." —Midwest Book Review

Publishing August 18, Geraldine Woods' 25 GREAT SENTENCES AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY is available directly from Norton now! Learn more below.

A guide to the artistry that lifts a sentence from good to great., 25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way, Geraldine Woods, 9781324004851

In this new article from MiddleWeb Resources, Suzy Pepper Rollins (My Ed Expert) shares proactive, targeted strategies t...
08/11/2020
Risky Business of Learning Support Academically Vulnerable

In this new article from MiddleWeb Resources, Suzy Pepper Rollins (My Ed Expert) shares proactive, targeted strategies that can move vulnerable students into the success loop right next to more successful learners.

Get 20% OFF Rollins' new book TEACHING VULNERABLE LEARNERS at WWNorton.com/rd/Wd36E!

"Suzy Pepper Rollins’ book is an excellent resource at a time when teachers are seeing more and more vulnerable students...
08/07/2020
Teaching Vulnerable Learners: Strategies for Student Success

"Suzy Pepper Rollins’ book is an excellent resource at a time when teachers are seeing more and more vulnerable students in their classrooms...helping both veteran and new teachers...[with] data, strategies, and a clear understanding of the real world struggles that caring, passionate teachers face every day." — MiddleWeb Resources

Read the full review below and get 20% off your copy of Rollins' book (My Ed Expert) TEACHING VULNERABLE LEARNERS at WWNorton.com/rd/Gz7g5!

"Learn to diminish vulnerabilities with classroom climates and instructional procedures that prepare and accept all stud...
08/04/2020
Teaching Vulnerable Learners

"Learn to diminish vulnerabilities with classroom climates and instructional procedures that prepare and accept all students."
— Toby Karten, inclusion consultant, author of more than 30 books and reference guides

TEACHING VULNERABLE LEARNERS by Suzy Pepper Rollins (My Ed Expert) is NOW AVAILABLE wherever books are sold! Get 20% off when you order directly from W. W. Norton.

In this week's K-12Talk post, Alexis Wiggins shares tips on how to facilitate effective discussions in an online classro...
07/30/2020
The Spider Web Approach: How to Facilitate Effective Online Discussions

In this week's K-12Talk post, Alexis Wiggins shares tips on how to facilitate effective discussions in an online classroom.

By Alexis Wiggins Most of us are facing another school year in which at least part of our classroom work will need to be translated to an online environment. Some teachers worry that it isn’t possi…

Join Andy Schoenborn (@aschoenborn), co-author of CREATING CONFIDENT WRITERS (WWNorton.com/rd/s6F5P) at the Virginia Sta...
07/29/2020
Virtual Agenda August 2020 — VSLA

Join Andy Schoenborn (@aschoenborn), co-author of CREATING CONFIDENT WRITERS (WWNorton.com/rd/s6F5P) at the Virginia State Reading Association Virtual Seminar on Thursday, August 6, 2020! He'll discuss how educators can create confident writers and then move them toward college-level writing. Register below.

07/24/2020
UNESCO MGIEP

Patricia Jennings, bestselling author of Mindfulness for Teachers (WWNorton.com/rd/j3XQ), answers questions about the student-teacher relationship, teachers' stress, and social and emotional learning during the pandemic in this audiogram by UNESCO MGIEP.

Patricia (Tish) Jennings from University of Virginia gave some interesting answers to our questions on learners, education, educators and social and emotional learning during the pandemic. #SEL #socialemotionalearning

In this week's K-12Talk post, Mary Burns answers some of the most common questions teachers have about online instructio...
07/23/2020
Getting Started with Teaching Online…Again

In this week's K-12Talk post, Mary Burns answers some of the most common questions teachers have about online instruction.

By Mary Burns As we put the never-to-be-forgotten school year of 2019-2020 in our rearview mirror, we turn our attention to the 2020-2021 school year. And though we all wish otherwise, the upcoming…

Patricia Jennings, author of the best-selling Mindfulness for Teachers (WWNorton.com/rd/d7PDb), spoke with Education Wee...
07/22/2020
Mindfulness for Teachers: A Program With Proof

Patricia Jennings, author of the best-selling Mindfulness for Teachers (WWNorton.com/rd/d7PDb), spoke with Education Week about Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education, or CARE (CREATE4Education), a mindfulness-based intervention she co-created in 2007.

A mindfulness-based intervention for teachers is one of the only such programs with a scientific foundation, showing positive effects not just on teachers' states of mind, but on their interactions with students in the classroom.

In this week's K-12Talk post, Edutopia writer Matthew Johnson shares how important it is to give meaningful, timely feed...
07/16/2020
Feedback as a Critical Tool for Distance Learning

In this week's K-12Talk post, Edutopia writer Matthew Johnson shares how important it is to give meaningful, timely feedback to students in a time of distance learning. Check out Matthew's weekly Re-Write Blog at https://matthewmjohnson.com/blog/.

By Matthew Johnson The first time that it fully dawned on me just how much Covid-19 might change our lives and our world was when I saw those pictures in early March of sports teams around the worl…

"This handy, practical guide prompts would-be writers to think critically about how to create effective and meaningful s...
07/15/2020
25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way

"This handy, practical guide prompts would-be writers to think critically about how to create effective and meaningful sentences." —Publishers Weekly

In stores August 18, 25 GREAT SENTENCES AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY by master teacher Geraldine Woods is now available directly from W. W. Norton! Learn more below.

"[A] timely new contribution to the conversation around supporting CLD students."—Diane Staehr Fenner , PhD, President, ...
07/14/2020
Responsive Schooling for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

"[A] timely new contribution to the conversation around supporting CLD students."—Diane Staehr Fenner , PhD, President, SupportEd, LLC

RESPONSIVE SCHOOLING FOR CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE STUDENTS by Debbie Zacarian, Ed.D. & Associates, LLC and Ivannia Artavia Soto is now available wherever books are sold! Get 20% OFF your order from Norton. Offer valid for U.S. customers only, until 8/4.

A strengths-based approach to making sure what we teach is central to who we teach., Responsive Schooling for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, Debbie Zacarian, Ivannia Soto, 9780393713527

In today's K-12Talk post, Peter Smagorinsky discusses how schools must worry less about the "learning gaps" created by C...
07/09/2020
Education in a Time of Upheaval: What Can We Learn?

In today's K-12Talk post, Peter Smagorinsky discusses how schools must worry less about the "learning gaps" created by COVID-19 and move forward with the opportunity to teach their students about the ciritcal issues happening around them today.

By Peter Smagorinsky Two stories have dominated the news since late May. One began quietly in January and took off with urgency in early March: the Covid-19 pandemic. The second occurred suddenly o…

Cindy Terebush, Author and Early Childhood Consultant talks about social-emotional learning, distance learning and more ...
07/06/2020
MomentPath Blog: Trends in Early Childhood Education: 4 Must-Know Predictions In 2020

Cindy Terebush, Author and Early Childhood Consultant talks about social-emotional learning, distance learning and more in this article for MomentPath!

Learn more about Cindy's book, TEACHING THE WHOLE PRESCHOOLER, at WWNorton.com/rd/b8XFf!

Find out the four key trends in early childhood education that are shaping the early learning community in 2020 and beyond.

In today's K-12Talk post, Louise Goldberg (Creative Relaxation: Yoga Therapy for Special Needs) shares three exercises t...
07/02/2020
Building Classroom Community from a Distance

In today's K-12Talk post, Louise Goldberg (Creative Relaxation: Yoga Therapy for Special Needs) shares three exercises to help relieve anxiety and strengthen connections between students, even in an online environment.

Learn more about Louise's books at WWNorton.com/rd/Mf34H!

By Louise Goldberg Since early spring of 2020, the classroom experience has changed dramatically for students across the country and worldwide. School closings, remote learning, and social distanci…

In today's K-12Talk post, Dr. Sharon Kunde shares four guidelines for designing curriculum plans for new and shifting te...
06/25/2020
Preparing for 2020-2021, When There’s No Way to Know What to Expect

In today's K-12Talk post, Dr. Sharon Kunde shares four guidelines for designing curriculum plans for new and shifting teaching circumstances.

By Sharon Kunde Teachers are currently closing out the school year and laying the groundwork for the next. But there is, of course, a problem: none of us know what kind of situation we’ll come back…

Join Debbie Zacarian, Ed.D. & Associates, LLC for a free webinar today, 6/25 at 3:00 p.m. EST⁠—"Teaching to Empower: Tak...
06/25/2020
Event Registration

Join Debbie Zacarian, Ed.D. & Associates, LLC for a free webinar today, 6/25 at 3:00 p.m. EST⁠—"Teaching to Empower: Taking Action to Foster Student Agency, Reflection, and Collaboration."

Dr. Zacarian's forthcoming book RESPONSIVE SCHOOLING FOR CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE STUDENTS is out July 14! Learn more at https://WWNorton.com/rd/Jd6c2.

In today's K-12Talk post, Jonna Kuskey shares how to plan for future school openings by assessing students' strengths, w...
06/19/2020
The Effects of COVID-19 Are Not Just Academic: Preparing for Reopened Classrooms

In today's K-12Talk post, Jonna Kuskey shares how to plan for future school openings by assessing students' strengths, weaknesses, and any inequitable barriers to their learning sooner rather than later.

By Jonna Kuskey To say the 2020-21 school year will begin a little differently than most is an understatement. Public health experts have indicated schools may still be dealing with the effects of …

W. W. Norton & Company is proud to celebrate Pride Month with 20% OFF TRANS KIDS AND TEENS by Dr. Elijah C. Nealy! Learn...
06/12/2020
Celebrate Pride Month 2020

W. W. Norton & Company is proud to celebrate Pride Month with 20% OFF TRANS KIDS AND TEENS by Dr. Elijah C. Nealy! Learn more at the link below. This offer is available to U.S. customers only; valid until 7/1/2020.

In today's K-12Talk, Debbie Zacarian, Ed.D. & Associates, LLC (WWNorton.com/rd/Ww94F) and Becki Cohn-Vargas share four g...
06/11/2020
As Schools Reopen, A New Inclusive Paradigm is Needed

In today's K-12Talk, Debbie Zacarian, Ed.D. & Associates, LLC (WWNorton.com/rd/Ww94F) and Becki Cohn-Vargas share four guiding principles for reopening schools with a renewed focus on equity and student wellness.

By Debbie Zacarian and Becki Cohn-Vargas As one school year ends and we plan for the next, we see the glaring inequities that the pandemic has amplified, and we recognize that steps must be taken t…

Learn how you can support your students' mental health once school doors reopen with William Dikel's STUDENT MENTAL HEAL...
06/09/2020
Support your students' mental health

Learn how you can support your students' mental health once school doors reopen with William Dikel's STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH (WWNorton.com/rd/Ma4t6).

Deborah Appleman, author of WORDS NO BARS CAN HOLD (https://WWNorton.com/rd/z6GFc), talked with KUMD 103.3 FM about her ...
06/09/2020
Deborah Appleman

Deborah Appleman, author of WORDS NO BARS CAN HOLD (https://WWNorton.com/rd/z6GFc), talked with KUMD 103.3 FM about her work as a teacher and empowering inmates through literacy learning.

No keynote, no conference for Minnesota Council of Teachers of English in Duluth, cancelled. I offer instead this brief interview at Duluth public radio KUMD. Separated, but together, we are still thinking about power of literacy. Carlton College National Council of Teachers of English #ncte Norton Books in Education KUMD 103.3 FM #wordsnobarscanhold #literacyinprison #prisonteacher

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