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A community-driven blog supporting educators, building lifelong learners,
and shaping the future of education.* 

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Dr. Jill Hackett, Deputy Superintendent of North Kansas City School District, shares some habits she has practiced throughout her career to help build a strong and vibrant school district.

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Girl Reading In A Library 472

We asked each of our literacy experts to share what they think will move the needle in increasing reading proficiency. Here are some of the tips that stuck with us most.

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Teacher Showing Students A Science Concept 472

Former teacher and current HMH program author Michael DiSpezio explains how a “sage on a stage” teaching the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) can inspire student enthusiasm and engagement in the classroom.

Michael DiSpezio
Author, ScienceFusion and HMH Science Dimensions Programs

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In celebration of Computer Science Education Week this week, we’ve compiled a list of 9 apps and resources created by the variety of providers on HMH Marketplace.

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Spark Roundup

In this edition of The Spark News Roundup, we take a closer look at the top five practices that successful schools have in common, ways wearable technology could provide insight into how we learn, what the Trump presidency means for education, and more.

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Girl Learning Math 472

In a Q&A with Dr. Matt Larson, a former math teacher and current President Elect of The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, HMH takes a closer look at the opportunity gap in mathematics and how effective tracking and assessments are.

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Teacher Assisting W Literacy 472

HMH's Director of Literacy Education Research Julia Febiger shares key takeaways from a study from The Institution of Education Sciences about effective reading programs and practices for adolescents.

Julia Febiger
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HMH Chief Academic Officer Francie Alexander highlights insights about the science of learning math discussed in the HMH math webinar series, "Elements of Change."

Francie Alexander
Senior Vice President, Efficacy & Consulting Research

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As little ones continue to grow, there are many ways that families and caregivers can help them get ready for the more formal learning environment of Kindergarten. Here are five ways to help prepare young learners for the classroom.

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Student Writing 472

HMH program advisor Dr. Allison Bruhn explains how student success in the classroom is directly related to their ability to self-regulate their behavior and offers some tips on how to implement student self-monitoring, a tried and true strategy for supporting self-regulation.

Allison Bruhn
Program Advisor and Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

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HMH program advisor Dr. Dockterman explains how a fly-fishing trip offered insight into the daily frustrations experienced by struggling students.

Dr. David Dockterman
Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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HMH program consultant Dr. Elena Izquierdo offers three strategies that can accelerate English learners’ development of academic English.

Dr. Elena Izquierdo
Author, Escalate English; Author ¡Arriba la Lectura!; Associate Professor, Dual Language Education / Biliteracy / ELL Education, University of Texas, El Paso

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HMH program advisor Dr. David Dockterman explains the role of emotions in reading comprehension.

Dr. David Dockterman
Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Spark Roundup

In this edition of The Spark News Roundup, we take a closer look at how some schools are introducing new and innovative practices into their classrooms, from scheduling four recesses a day, to embracing a more interactive approach to preschool math instruction through the use of talking puppets.

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Spark A Story Open Book 472

HMH is sending out a final call for submissions to the Spark a Story national short story writing contest, which closes October 7.

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Student Engineers 472

HMH science curriculum author Michael DiSpezio explains what problem-based learning is and why educators should incorporate it into their lesson plans.

Michael DiSpezio
Author, ScienceFusion and HMH Science Dimensions Programs

Teacher In Engaging Classroom Setting 472

HMH program advisor David Dockterman Ed.D. explains how evidence-based innovation is the key to improving student learning outcomes.

Dr. David Dockterman
Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Student In Library 472

As kids head back to school, HMH Chief Academic Officer Francie Alexander shares some elementary and middle school-level books to help ease the transition from summer to fall.

Francie Alexander
Senior Vice President, Efficacy & Consulting Research

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