Sticky Teaching for Lessons that Last

The school year is winding down everywhere.  Teachers are thinking about cocktails by the pool, sleeping in, and…plans for next year.  We can’t help it!  Thinking about what we might…

Are Graphic Novels Any Good for Kids?

There’s no question that graphic novels are all the rage for kids.  These days, it’s rare to see a child read anything but a graphic novel. Teachers often grapple with…

Watch What You Say: Why Teacher Talk Matters

Vocabulary.  It’s a big deal.  Teachers spend a LOT of time thinking about and planning ways to build student vocabulary.  But here’s the thing:  it’s not just about what we…