teach mama

Amy Mascott is the creator of teachmama.com [http://teachmama.com], where she shares tools and resources parents can use to become the best teachers they can be for their children. Recognizing the power of collaboration in the education and parenting space, Amy built the community ‘we teach’, [ http://weteachgroup.com] a network of parents and teachers who connect online and offline, share ideas, and grow as educators—no matter the classroom. ‘we teach’ has quickly become one of the most successful networks of its kind, with 6500+ members, reaching upwards of a million people online alone.


A Reading Specialist, writer, consultant, and mom to a crazy-cool 9, 8, and 6-year-old, Amy’s reflections on literacy, parenting, and social media have been featured on dozens of online and print publications, including Scholastic Parents, PBS Parents, readwritethink.org, PBS Digital Studios, and more.   She hails from the Keystone State but lives in the DC Metro area where she’s either cheering for her kids on the soccer field, biting her nails during swim & dive meets, or buzzing around her kids’ elementary school, doing the Room Parent thing.

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best books for family read-alouds

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creative writing and book creation app for kids

You know I’m always on the hunt for ways to make screen time really count for my kids. I’m constantly trying to sift through all of the junk out there (because, friends, we all know there’s a lot of junk out there!) to find apps that are really worth our time and money. It’s difficult ....more

an open letter to my neighbors during the last month of school

Hey Neighbors– I feel like I need to explain something to you. There’s been a whole lot of noise and chaos and crazy coming out of our house lately, and I’m sorry. Actually, there’s always a lot of noise, chaos, and crazy over here, but lately, it’s been doubled ....more

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Highlights Every Day app: THE must-have app for every 5-9 year old

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fun summer series for reluctant readers: Galactic Hot Dogs

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make this summer rock: Smart Summer Challenge 2016!

I can’t believe it! I really and truly cannot believe it! We made it through another school year, my friends ....more