Igniting Curiosity: Stories and Resources for Celebrating Women and Girls in Science

“If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off… no matter what they say.”  Barbara McClintock, cytogeneticist and winner of the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine As we approach the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11th, … read more »

Let’s Talk About: Oral Language Development

Oral language development is a crucial part of the Science of Reading. The science tells us that while phonics, decoding, and sight recognition (the lower strands on Scarborough’s Reading Rope) are foundational, students will only become fluent readers with appropriate language development. Language skills help students to understand and discuss texts. Weaving oral language development … read more »

Embrace the Fun of Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have tea with Winston Churchill, debate philosophy with Socrates, or hurtle into the 23rd century to see if flying cars have become a reality? Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day, celebrated annually on December 8, grants you a passport to explore these whimsical adventures. … read more »

The Science of Reading Is For All Students

What is the Science of Reading? The Science of Reading refers to years of research in many fields, including brain science, that indicate effective strategies for teaching students to read. It is not a singular program, a simple recipe for teaching reading or phonics. And it is for every student, regardless of age or grade! … read more »

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in the Classroom

“The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.” Carlos Santana These words resonate deeply as we approach Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s a time when we open our hearts to the richness of Hispanic culture. From September 15 to October 15, … read more »