Scholastic Professional

What is it?

Scholastic Professional supports educators by offering professional services, books, and curricular resources from leading experts in K–12 education. It provides a comprehensive, research-based approach to professional development that expands understanding of language, literacy, and learning as it elevates instruction—preparing students for a lifetime of success.

Who's it for?

Scholastic Professional supports K–12 educators.


More Information

Alex Wladich

(212) 965-7353

Experts on the Scholastic Reads Podcast

DONALYN MILLER AND COLBY SHARP highlight the critical importance of increasing book access for kids

DR. KAREN L. MAPP describes how powerful families and educators can be when they come together to support student learning

KYLENE BEERS AND ROBERT E. PROBST explore a new approach to reading that encourages students to be responsive, responsible, and compassionate readers

PAM ALLYN AND ERNEST MORRELL talk about the importance of reading aloud

LESTER LAMINACK discusses how we can encourage students to feel included, engaged, and welcomed

DR. GHOLDY MUHAMMAD explains how researching Black literary societies from the 1800s inspires her work with students and teachers around the country

DR. DON VU shares his experience and strategies for supporting immigrant and refugee students

Experts in the News

GOOD MORNING AMERICA Dr. Gholdy Muhammad discusses her four-part equity framework for culturally and historically responsive literacy

ASCD EXPRESS Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst explain the critical need for critical literacy 

EDUCATION WEEK Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger provide strategies for engaging students in writing about their learning with purpose

WPMI-TV Jan Richardson hosts a professional development seminar about guided reading for over 400 educators in Baldwin County, Alabama 


Jump to Section

About Scholastic Professional

Ongoing, relevant professional learning that is tailored for educators is critical. Scholastic supports overall professional growth in delivering high-quality literacy instruction through custom professional learning, coaching, leadership support, and renowned author thought leadership. Scholastic Professional authors are recipients of highly prestigious awards and appointments including President of the National Council Teachers of English (NCTE). Scholastic Professional services, books, and curricular resources are designed to create lasting change and success, and are informed by authors’ pivotal research and extensive experience in classrooms, schools, and districts.

2021-2022 Professional Book Releases

The latest books and professional resources from leading author-experts committed to helping all teachers fulfill their professional learning needs.

  • Every Child a Super Reader: 7 Strengths for a Lifetime of Independence, Purpose, and Joy by Pam Allyn and Ernest Morrell 
  • In the second edition of Every Child a Super Reader, co-authors and literacy experts Pam Allyn and Ernest Morrell revisit the founding framework of the seven strengths that empower students in grades K–8 to become lifelong super readers: belonging, curiosity, friendship, kindness, confidence, courage and hope. Their new book argues that reading helps students cultivate the strengths that support their capacity to understand their swiftly evolving world and feel empowered. Learn more.


  • Radical Listening: Reading and Writing Conferences to Reach All Students by Dan Feigelson
  • Radical Listening helps teachers of grades 2–8 learn to confer using an equity lens. International literacy consultant Dan Feigelson outlines four principles of active listening, and explains how these reading and writing conferences can increase students’ comprehension and help them better express themselves as writers. Students will also develop their own individual identities as readers, writers, and thinkers. Learn more