I love a good “best of” list. Each fall, I scour all the rankings and recommendations that start appearing this time of year. While I enjoy lists of top movies and songs, my favorite is adding new books to my “to-read” stack–especially, books to share with young people! Whether you’re looking for read-alouds for young students, exciting choices to engage middle-grade readers, or YA options for teens, there’s something to spark everyone’s interest. You may even find a few ideas to add to your classroom library or your own to-read pile! So, jump on board for a round-up of award-winning children’s literature published in the past year.Read More
Our pick for our next Cover-to-Cover book club course is Brené Brown’s recent release, Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience!Read More
“It’s like déja-vu all over again” is the clever, semi-in-French, Yogi Berra phrase, that comes to mind when thinking of book banning. As the “déja-vu” statement implies, this isn’t the world’s first experience with the banning of books. In 1933, the Nazi regime burned books before the start of World War II—which brings to mind a second phrase, “Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.” The lessons about free-thinking and the dangers of censorship in the often-banned book Fahrenheit 451 are stunningly ironic as students and teachers negotiate what banned books mean for classrooms and learning.Read More
Posted by Jill Rockwell on Aug 14, 2017 8:00:00 PM; updated by Learners Edge (Dec 22,2021 8:00:00 AM)Read More
Understanding and addressing student behavior often feels like a puzzle. Many pieces are necessary to make up the complete and TRUE picture. Does the child have positive connections with staff and other students? Does the child need routine? Could the child benefit from resilience building? What is developmentally normal? Has the child experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences or trauma? What is the function of behavior? Does she have a skill deficit? What is their learning style? Is he receiving proper nutrition? Did the child get a good night’s sleep? So many pieces…Read More
My grandmother was a janitor at the Minneapolis Public Library. She loved to read and was happiest when surrounded by books. Every day, our loved-to-read-grandma called my brother and me to see how we were and to gently ask, “What are you reading?” She taught us no matter how the day goes, a book is a friend waiting for you when you get home. Grandma Lucille taught us a love of reading.Read More
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