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Attentive Listening Kinsella 472

HMH program author Kate Kinsella, Ed.D. offers insights and strategies to support English learners in becoming focused listeners in the classroom.

Dr. Kate Kinsella
Author, English 3D; Co-Author, Read 180®; Teacher Educator, Researcher; CEO, Dr. Kate Kinsella & Associates

Steam Thumb

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math---all essential skill areas for our children in their future. Introducing STEAM skills and activities early encourages young minds and taps into their natural curiosity.

Susan Magsamen
Former Senior Vice President of Early Learning

Book Covers Don Brown

I have written two-dozen non-fiction history books for kids over as many years. My latest books recount an environmental disaster and a killer hurricane, neither of which is an easy topic for readers regardless of age. The question I often face is how to present difficult material to kids?

Don Brown
Author and Illustrator

Spot Thumb

We tend to think of technology as the inspiration behind the innovations of today, but what if instead, the idea is born before anyone has invented the technology to realize it?


Cg Valentine

The annual practice of exchanging Valentine’s Day greetings and gifts with loved ones can be traced back to the 15th century. In fact, the oldest known written valentine still in existence is a poem penned by Charles, Duke of Orleans, who wrote to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1415.

Alex Honeysett
Former Director of Communications, Channel One News

Math Matters 5

There are many opportunities for students to build critical thinking skills by finding connections between classroom concepts and the “real world.”

Dr. Mike Heithaus
Dean and Professor, Florida International University, Miami

Cg Reading

It’s no secret that, here at HMH, we are firm believers in the crucial role of curiosity in lifelong learning. Exemplified by our beloved friend Curious George, the concept reminds us that education is never static.


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