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Jul 27 2011

Why is teaching important?


The dog days of summer may still be upon us – but it’s never too early to start preparing for next school year! Here at Scholastic Book Clubs, we know that teachers strive to become master educators by continually learning new teaching methods, innovative classroom practices, and original strategies to enhance the curriculum.

With this in mind, we would like to offer you the opportunity to collaborate with Scholastic Education’s Chief Academic Officer, Francie Alexander!

Francie has taught at all levels, worked as a district reading consultant for Pre-K through high school, and has authored many professional articles. She also serves as a spokesperson on the best educational practices, literacy, and parenting. She has been a frequent guest on NBC’s TODAY Show, has written columns for The New York Post, and was “The Book Nanny” for Los Angeles Family Magazine. Additionally, Francie has authored more than 40 Scholastic titles including Dots! Dots! Dots!: At the Museum, Clifford’s Phonics Fun, and How Does Your Salad Grow

If you win, you’ll get a one-on-one call with Francie to pick her brain about all things education-related – Share advice on curriculum, book choices, teaching tips, and more!

Here’s how to enter:

  • Write a blog post on your own blog which answers the following question: “Why is teaching important?”
    • You can keep it short. About 500 words… or less
    • Your post can be anywhere on the internet as long as it’s not password protected
  • In the form below, enter the required information.
  • Entries must be received by August 31st before 11:59 PM Pacific time.
  • One entry per person, please.

You will be judged on creativity, originality, and relevance. We will select two winners whose entries will be featured in our October post.

Best of Luck!

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