BEST OF THE EDU BLOGS

A Year of Reading.
This lively little blog by two author-teachers (subtitled “Two Teachers Who Read. A Lot.”) has snippets of poetry, literary lists and resources for teachers, and even Math Monday, to round things out.


ScienceFix.
Lessons and video demos are available on this tech-savvy site for middle school science teachers by a self-described “science and technology nerd.”

History Is Elementary.
A history teacher from Georgia shares her passion, along with lots of unique curriculum tips, in an intelligent and humorous voice. One of her most popular posts: “Razzle Dazzle and All That Jazz,” on lesson planning.

BOOKS YOU, AND WE, LOVE

On Your Lists

Thanks to the amazing teachers and librarians I talk with via Twitter, these are at the top of my to-read list:

59 Reasons to Write: Mini-Lessons, Prompts, and Inspiration for Teachers, by Kate Messner

In Defense of Read-Aloud: Sustaining Best Practice, by Steven L. Layne

And here are five K–5 books you’ll hear me raving about:

Echo, by Pam Muñoz Ryan

The Honest Truth, by Dan Gemeinhart

A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat, by Emily Jenkins (illustrated by Sophie Blackall)

Wolfie the Bunny, by Ame Dyckman (illustrated by Zachariah Ohora)

Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt de la Peña (illustrated by Christian Robinson)

   John “Mr. Schu” Schumacher (@MrSchuReads), librarian and Scholastic teacher adviser

NEW, AND ON OUR RADAR

Teaching With Heart: Poetry That Speaks to the Courage to Teach, by Sam M. Intrator and Megan Scribner

Close Reading for the Whole Class, by Sandra K. Athans and Denise Ashe Devine

Quick Answers for Busy Teachers: Solutions to 60 Common Challenges, by Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker

 

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