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Posted by Community Manager on January 25 2013 at 10:13 AM
Classroom Management Connections: Independent Reading Rotation: It's Just Right! Noelle Morris, Scholastic Implementation Manager Being a mom of a 7-year old allows me the excitement of participating in the school book fair. Of course I let my daughter enjoy the displays and pick out her circled books from the flyer, but would I not be a strong reading model if I didn’t find something for myself? There it was, Too Purpley! with its colorful cover and all too familiar picture of our morning…
Posted by Community Manager on January 11 2013 at 5:09 PM
Advice Flashback Noelle Morris, Scholastic Implementation Manager The best advice I ever received during my initial years of teaching was from one of my favorite mentors. She always had a way of saying the simplest words, but made a tremendous impact on my development. She simply said, “Clean out your book bag.” I was dumbfounded by the recommendation. I wasn’t complaining about my shoulder hurting or the amount of work I was taking home. Not to mention, my bag was my evidence that I was a…
Posted by Community Manager on November 19 2012 at 2:01 PM
The Art of Relevance Noelle Morris, Scholastic Implementation Manager When I look at the current clothing styles and see the neon colors and many graphics, I cannot help but be swept back to my teenage years in the 1980’s. Students often wonder how do I know Hello Kitty™? Is it possible that someone over 40 understands YOLO? I giggle because my mother always told me that what is old will be new again. And, now that I’ve reached the pivotal age of reason, I agree with her. Thank goodness I kept…
Posted by Community Manager on November 12 2012 at 4:25 PM
Behind the Scenes with the 2012 READ 180 Outstanding Educator Winner Karen Settles Oscar Smith Middle School Chesapeake, Virginia With five years' experience teaching READ 180, Ms. Settles' passion is helping struggling, students to catch up. A mentor for her colleagues, she is motivated to help every student who walks through her classroom door. She has set the bar high for her fellow teachers. In all, an incredible 80 percent of her students gained at least one year's growth in reading by…
Posted by Community Manager on November 12 2012 at 1:39 PM
eReads Has Gone Mobile! Anytime, anywhere access to nonfiction content! It’s no secret that mobile is here to stay.  Mobile technology is making education more accessible, more engaging, more interactive, and best of all, more relevant to digital natives than ever before.  One major trend identified by thought leaders in teaching, learning, and emerging technologies is that people expect to work, learn, socialize, and play whenever and wherever they want.  Children, especially,…
Posted by Community Manager on November 06 2012 at 1:49 PM
What's Your READ 180 Memorable Moment? Tashena Vickers READ 180/System 44 Educator South Middle School, Joplin, MO As READ 180 teachers we know that the program can work like magic. We see students make dramatic changes, and we feel validated for our efforts. For me, every day presents simple moments of utter joy, when I get to see a student’s eyes light up with success. I’m sure that you’ve also experienced some truly extraordinary moments. I’m talking about the ones that you’ll never forget.…
Posted by Community Manager on October 25 2012 at 10:45 PM
  I do, We do, You do get engaged in learning. Noelle Morris, Scholastic Implementation Manager Working with a group of students the other day I was paying close attention as they logged into READ 180. It was interesting because I noticed most of them only focus on the numbers scrolling on the first screen.  I began to realize that unless they understand the purpose of the Dashboard, they may not reap the full benefit of this performance tool. The goal of a dashboard is to provide…
Posted by Community Manager on October 22 2012 at 6:28 PM
The Common Core State Standards establish fewer, clearer, and higher standards to prepare all students for the demands of college, career, and citizenship. How are you tackling the key instructional shifts within the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Content Area Literacy? Adding Stretch texts to your whole- and small-group instruction can help you transition to the Standards, support student learning, and prepare for the Next Generation Assessments.For each rBook…
Posted by Community Manager on October 18 2012 at 3:41 PM
To celebrate the last day of Scholastic’s #teacherweek, READ 180 is giving away a leather-bound notebook with flashdrive to 5 lucky teachers! Enter by emailing read180community@scholastic.com with your full name and mailing address by Sunday, August 25th, at 11:59 ET. Official Rules: 1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. To enter the giveaway, email read180community@scholastic.com with your full name and mailing address. One entry on each platform per person. All entries must be submitted…
Posted by Community Manager on September 12 2012 at 9:47 PM
COMING SOON! READ 180 Next Generation is unparalleled in its ability to help bridge struggling students to the more rigorous reading—and writing—expectations of the Common Core.  To aid teachers in building knowledge about the Five Pillars of the Common Core, and to demonstrate how teachers and leaders can use this powerful program to accelerate their students toward college and career readiness, a new series of eight half-day READ 180 Next Generation seminars is now being offered. SEMINAR…