Category Archives: Family

Reading Cultures at Schools and Beyond

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I came across this amazing article on how to promote, encourage and sustain a reading culture at schools by Elena Tomazin.

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Remote Control Reading by David Rische

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Okay so I am the first to admit this is me, I have 13 books currently in the reading pile and I loved this article on Remote Control Reading by David Rische

Keeping Reading Magic in Middle School (or How We Reorganized our Middle School to Improve Reading) by Tara McCabe

Another great article to inspire on Keeping Reading Magic in Middle School (or How We Reorganized our Middle School to Improve Reading) by Tara McCabe.

We have to focus on nurturing and growing our reading cultures, or we face losing our younger readers……

 

Tackling Islamophobia with Children’s Literature

A great post here from Gauri Manglik and Sadaf Siddique, co-founders of the South Asian book blog KitaabWorld.

After Christchurch I’m buying books for my child’s school library in response and I’ll be buying more of these great books already highlighted here. We can change the world, one book, one student at a time.

Diversity is a precious gift

Incredibly wise words from Christopher Cliffe RN, Chief Executive Officer  of CRANA plus in response to the horrendous attack in New Zealand:

Extremisms, violence, and hate must not find a place to survive in our world. Diversity is a precious gift, our strength and something we must protect and celebrate.

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Top Ten Reasons School Counselors Want Students to Read: Social-Emotional Learning Opportunities! by Sarah Scheerger

The Nerdy Book Club has produced the Top Ten Reasons School Counselors Want Students to Read: Social-Emotional Learning Opportunities! by Sarah Scheerger

I read this list and went well actually this parent wants more children and adults reading too. It’s a great timely list of the benefits of reading!

Social and Emotional Learning

The power of Social and Emotional Learning has been quantified by a 2015 study by Columbia University as having a:

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s an impressive statistic, and one that isn’t being funded as well as it should be in our Education system. For further information on the benefits of Social and Emotional Learning please visit  the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).

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Children's Books Reviewed

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A treasure trove of beautiful children’s literature for you to discover.

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This is a writer's blog for authors, business people, creative people, freelancers, journalists, publishers, and poets. They will learn the ins and outs of writing for publication. Both beginning and experienced writers will profit from it.

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Smart, fearless journalism

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A place to share anything at all that's interesting and related to the languages of Australia. WARNING: We wish to advise that this blog may contain names, voices and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have passed away. We strongly urge readers to exercise caution when viewing the blog so as to avoid distress.

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