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Posted by ADendinger on July 24 2017 at 1:40 PM
Attention Teachers --- it is that time of year again! Here are a few tips to help you get you thinking about back to school shopping and classroom set-up for the upcoming year.1.  Organization is Key!   If there is one thing I have learned as a READ 180 teacher, it is that starting the year organized sets the tone for students about your expectations for the classroom.     Sterlite Mini Crates from Walmart are a wonderful addition for any READ 180 libraryCollapsible…
Posted by Community Manager on June 22 2017 at 3:05 AM
Coming This Summer – READ 180 Office Hours on Facebook LiveAre you a new READ 180 teacher or a veteran teacher looking for some back-to-school summer planning support? Join us on Facebook as we share our insider tips and tricks so you can start the school year off on the right foot.  Monday, June 26  at 4:15pm ET / 1:15pm PT -- LIVE from the 25th Model Schools Conference in NashvilleFeaturing READ 180 Founder Ted Hasselbring, 180 Awards Winner Victor Soria, and our Educator…
Posted by Community Manager on November 14 2016 at 10:56 AM
Your students will love keeping track of the books they've read using this punch card. Simply punch out one of the books or stars after a student completes a book. Once they've punched out all the books or stars on the card, reward them with a prize. Instructions:Download the punch cards here: https://educatorcommunity.hmhco.com/resource/reading-punch-cards. There are two versions. Pick your favorite!Print on a thick paper for sturdiness. Use scissors or a paper cutter to cut on…
Posted by on November 03 2016 at 10:18 AM
Author:  Julia Febiger, Director of Research, Literacy Education, HMH  | 11/02/2016 Do you know which of the instructional practices you use in your classroom everyday are supported by 20 years of research? The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) recently released a report pointing to effective reading programs and practices for adolescents. This report’s comprehensive review sought to answer which programs and practices that have been researched over…
Posted by Community Manager on October 12 2016 at 10:29 AM
Here's a FREE student resource that you can download to your computer, print out at home or at school, and give to your students! DIRECTIONS:1. Download the Growth Mindset posters in Color or Black & White here. 2. Print the certificates on 8.5 x 11" paper of heavier weight.3. Write in name of Student. 4. Present to your Student!
Posted by Community Manager on September 20 2016 at 10:16 AM
Here's a FREE student resource that you can download to your computer, print out at home or at school, and give to your students! DIRECTIONS:1. Download the Lexile Bookmark here. 2. Print the bookmark on 8.5 x 11" paper. You can use white paper or color paper to make it more fun! 3. Glue the front and back sides to a piece of stock cardboard for sturdiness.4. Cut on the dotted lines. We suggest using a paper cutter if you have one. 5. Hand out to your students!…
Posted by Community Manager on February 16 2016 at 8:09 AM
How does a teacher get students excited about reading, especially if her students struggle with reading and some outright dislike it?  I am a firm believer in, "it just takes one book"to ignite that passion. Over twenty years ago, I had a student named Jason in my tenth-grade English class. Students were required to read a book on their own and complete a project. They had four weeks to do so.  At the end of the first week, Jason came up to me after class and said, "I finished my…
Posted by Community Manager on January 04 2016 at 10:47 AM
Entering the Cyber World with READ 180, System 44 and Math 180.January, the month after holidays, the start to a new year, the time of year I enjoy most! As Western Pennsylvania usually gets a fair share of inclement weather, our family, Brad (husband), Gianna (3), and Dylan (1), spend time sledding when it’s not too cold, and plenty of time reading  inside! I am the Implementation Manager for PA, and have been with Scholastic/HMH for the past 5 years. Prior to my current position, I was…
Posted by Community Manager on November 23 2015 at 4:44 PM
I am Colleen Solomon the Implementation Manager in central and northern California.  I have worked with Scholastic and now HMH for 16 ½  marvelous years.  During these years, I helped launch and support many fantastic programs for students, teachers and administrators all over the world to become better people - academically, professionally and personally.   We all know and love our flagship curriculum – the incomparable READ 180 & System 44 which have turned students’…
Posted by Community Manager on October 30 2015 at 2:11 PM
I am elated to share my story with you for the month of November! This is one of my favorite seasons of the year as we welcome the colorful scenery in Northern New Jersey and celebrate Fall! I am the Implementation Manager of Northern New Jersey, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley of New York. As one of the many road warriors, it is the best time to drive throughout the territory and take in the gorgeous foliage. My husband, Kevin, and I reside in New Jersey with our three children, Kaden…