Teacher Appreciation Week: August 2013
During the week of August 19–25, nearly 500 teachers gathered at Scholastic's SoHo headquarters to participate in free educator workshops, shop for back-to-school essentials at The Scholastic Store, and network with fellow teachers. Below, a roundup of social media highlights from the week.
Day 1: Monday, August 19
- Teacher Appreciation Week kicked off in the Scholastic Auditorium, where author and educator Phyllis C. Hunter greeted an enthusiastic crowd.
- Some staggering stats from Phyllis Hunter's presentation:
- Following her presentation, Phyllis Hunter signed copies of her book in The Scholastic Store and took pictures with fans.
- That afternoon, David and Meredith Liben took to the stage to speak with educators about close reading, text pairings, and putting together the pieces of the Common Core State Standards:
- David and Meredith Liben emphasized the importance of reading by quoting Marilyn Adams:
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