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“Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent” – Are You?

This article from the New York Times flew around Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites earlier this fall. The content was astounding to many: Steve Jobs did not allow his children to use iPads! How could this be? The … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from School Literacy and Culture

It is the time of year when we set aside a full day to give thanks for all we are given. This year, we want to offer gratitude to you: the ones who commit your lives to teaching and raising … Continue reading

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Sight Words in an Early Childhood Classroom – To Teach or Not to Teach?

Teaching sight words is a contentious issue in the early childhood education field. There are many districts today that mandate the teaching of dozens of sight words in pre-k and 100 or more in kindergarten. We loved University of Virginia’s … Continue reading

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Program Feature: Stories as Standards

“After I started taking dictation, I realized that I had never before really listened to the children as they participated in reading and writing activities because I had known all the answers.”                                          —Patsy Cooper, When Stories Come to School … Continue reading

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Building Parent Involvement in Your Classroom

Research shows that students thrive and are more successful when their families are involved in their education. Many parents, however, feel unwelcome or uncomfortable in their children’s schools. It takes commitment on the part of teachers and school administrators to … Continue reading

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