April 20, 2018  •  In This Issue:

1.  Engage your middle schoolers with movement and talk
2.  See you at NCSM and NCTM
3.  ICYMI: Free on-demand webinar with Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris
4.  "What are the other kids doing?"

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1) Engage your middle schoolers with movement and talk
Activate, by Katherine Mills Hernandez Katherine Mills Hernandez is an extraordinary teacher who has the ability to capture a wide range of the capacities and activities required to be the kind of teacher you want to be, and that will excite your students.
—John Mayher, from the foreword

In her book Activate, consultant and former middle school teacher Katherine Mills Hernandez argues that movement, talk, and the physical environment of the classroom all contribute to and influence students' learning.

No matter what subject you teach, Katherine invites you to shift your attention from what you are doing in the classroom to what your students are doing as the catalyst for learning. You'll get insights into instruction through real classroom lessons and tools to better assess your students' engagement and energy levels. Activate describes practical ways to incorporate movement into the classroom routine, based on research on how an active brain generates true learning.

Katherine invites you into her own classroom by sharing vignettes from lessons and activities, pages from her own learning journal, photographs, and helpful classroom charts. She also provides a comprehensive bibliography on the research behind the science of movement and talk and how they affect learning.

Preview the entire book online now:

Deeper Learning Through Movement, Talk, and Flexible Classrooms
Katherine Mills Hernandez
Foreword by John Mayher
Grades 5-9 • 168 pages • $21.00
Available early May • Preview and preorder now:


2) See you at NCSM and NCTM
NCSM and NCTM conferences in Washington, D.C. We are off to Washington, D.C., for this year's NCSM and NCTM conferences, and hope to see you there!

For the first time this year, we will be hosting 10-minute mini-sessions in our booth at NCTM. Be sure to stop by booth #153 for a quick break and a quick learning session. Get a full schedule of booth mini-sessions as well as our authors' NCSM and NCTM conference sessions:


3) ICYMI: Free on-demand webinar with Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris
On-demand webinar with Burkins and Yaris In case you missed our live webinar, "How to Make Learning Stick: 3 Ways to Boost Your Reading Instruction," with Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris, you can now access the on-demand version. Share the link with colleagues or watch together:

Get details on the upcoming Who's Doing the Work? Lesson Sets for grades K-2 mentioned by Jan and Kim during the webinar: Who's Doing the Work lesson sampler

You can also request a free Lesson Sets sampler:


4) "What are the other kids doing?"
Kari Yates and Christina Nosek In a post on their new blog, To Know and Nurture a Reader, Stenhouse authors Kari Yates and Christina Nosek offer tips for helping students work independently while the teacher confers with other students.

"Conferring is something we do while students read independently," they write, "in order to understand, affirm, and extend how they read independently." Read the full post:

Kari and Christina are the authors of the upcoming book by the same title. You can preorder now—the book will be available in June:


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