2018 National Geographic Education Fellow and literacy expert Stephanie Harvey collaborated with the Explorer magazine team to improve the classroom resource for students grades K-5/6. As part of the collaboration, the team developed a four-part video series that takes a deep dive into Explorer and its supplementary features. Explorer Magazine with Stephanie HarveyWatch this introductory video to learn how you can utilize Explorer to engage … Continue reading Engage Thriving Readers with Explorer Magazine and Stephanie Harvey
“How can my students learn literacy in a science classroom?” As a science teacher, I frequently hear this question from my colleagues. It is easy to confuse literacy for the act of learning to read, when really literacy is the act of reading to learn. This confusion can make non-language arts teachers believe that literacy is not a part of their instruction. Continue reading Strategy Share: Teaching Literacy in the Science Classroom
Becky Collins, this week’s Educator of the Week, created a gardening program for her kindergarten students, teaching them about where food comes from and how it’s grown. Through this project, Becky has convinced her pickiest eaters to try broccoli, and in the process she has changed the way they learn new skills. She is a kindergarten teacher at Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, and has … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Kinder-Gardening Leads to Growth
August is coming to a close, and with it comes the dawning of a new school year. Hopefully, you spent the summer with your kids going on adventures near or far… or learning virtually by partaking in some of the activities we’ve blogged about! But, how many of you brought your family into a library recently? Children who do not pick up a book over the summer may … Continue reading Last Minute Summer Reading!
One Ocean is an environmental literacy guide that includes topics with real-world context and background information, designed to support educators when teaching about the ocean. Developed by National Geographic, It provides a solid introduction to the ocean and the ocean literacy principles in an accessible and reader-friendly manner. In addition to general information about the ocean, the guide includes numerous education features, such as teaching tips and … Continue reading FREE iBook: A Guide for Teaching the Ocean in Grades 3-8