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NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña: Teacher to Teacher

Chancellor Fariña talks about her hopes for the school year.

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Harnessing the Power of Students' Stories

Pam Allyn discusses breakthroughs in literacy instruction.

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Number Talks

Sherry Parrish on building numerical reasoning

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Diversity in Children's Literature

A panel discussion on why all children need to see themselves in books

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Establishing a Framework for Family Engagement

Strategies on enriching the home-school connection from Dr. Karen Mapp

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Developing Reading Fluency

Dr. Timothy Rasinski on how poetry and read-alouds foster reading fluency

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An Introduction to Reading Unbound: Michael Smith

What studies reveal about reading for pleasure

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Connecting Literary and Informational Texts: Michael Smith

How young readers make connections between literature and nonfiction

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Pleasure Reading and the CCSS: Michael Smith

Connecting pleasure reading with mastery of complex texts

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Helping All Children Become Successful Readers: Phyllis C. Hunter

Strategies that will help improve outcomes for all students

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Creativity in the Common Core Classroom: Andrea and Brian Pinkney

Encouraging the artist in every student

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Fostering a Growth Mindset: Dr. David Dockterman

Practical guidance on building a growth mindset in struggling students

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Why Text Complexity Matters: Meredith and David Liben

Tips on how to foster reading proficiency—and why it's so important

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