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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…
Posted by Community Manager on October 05 2015 at 2:18 PM
Welcome Autumn! We have been waiting a long time for you to show up. The temperature hasn’t dropped all that much, but I think I am starting to see the leaves change. Change is something I have had to embrace as a lover of education. I have been surrounded by education my entire life. As the daughter of an educator, I always knew I would find herself in a classroom. Just not necessarily MY own classroom.  After earning a degree in broadcast communications from…
Posted by Community Manager on August 19 2015 at 2:45 PM
There are a lot of great resources for teachers on Pinterest! We need our best to scour the boards and winners and find the best. We've narrowed it down to our Top 10 Pins for back to school. Happy pinning! 10. Mason JarsOrganize your pencils and other supplies with mason jars. What a practical use for all of the mason jars that you likely have stored up! 9. Organization Tips and TricksSpeaking of organization, here are 25 tips and tricks to keep yourself organized this year.…
Posted by Community Manager on August 17 2015 at 10:42 AM
Happy ‘back to school’ from sunny California! I was lucky enough to teach READ 180 1.6 back in New York City. It wasn’t till I started working with Scholastic, now HMH (seven years ago) that I realized how many folks I already knew in the company because they had been in my classroom countless times! I now live in Log Angeles with my husband of two months and my yellow lab of three years. As the Senior Implementation Manager for the West Region, I am privy to countless exciting moments but I…
Posted by Community Manager on May 27 2015 at 5:23 PM
By Tammi Dockett-Wilson, Implementation Manager, Arkansas and MississippiMy name is Tammi Dockett-Wilson and I am the Implementation Manager for Arkansas and Mississippi (ARMS).  I reside in Arkansas, a state that is known for its natural beauty and resources, hence the state’s name – The Natural State.  My soul mate, David Wilson is my wonderful husband and biggest cheerleader.  We have two sons. Every day my personal mission is to make sure I am, impacting the lives of children…
Posted by Community Manager on May 21 2015 at 2:26 PM
By Julie Barbella, Implementation Manager, North RegionGreetings from New Jersey! I am the implementation manager for Central and southern NJ, Maryland and Delaware. I live in New Egypt, New Jersey with my husband and Daschund, Pepe.  My son, Michael, is a chef, Garde Manger, in New York.  I enjoy travelling.  Most recently I’ve visited London and Italy. My experience working for Scholastic has been a rewarding one from the very beginning. As a former elementary and middle school…
Posted by Community Manager on April 17 2015 at 4:49 PM
By Karen Krey, Implementation ManagerSpring is a time for growth.  What happens in classrooms through the end of the current school year is critical to maximizing each student’s potential, and thinking beyond READ 180.  Consider the roots established within the first part of the year, and take action to support students in realizing that what they’ve learned in READ 180 is best practices for their other classes as well.  Three tips to share: Watch the Garden Grow:  Stand…