Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: December 14: Stop Glorifying Busy + #ReadAloud Some #Christmas #PictureBooks Instead
Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #Audiobooks, #BookLists, #ClassroomLibraries, #DiverseBooks, #FreePlay, #Homework, #JoyOfReading, #LearningStyles, #Math, #ReadAloud, #ScreenTime, #STEM, education, parenting, research, and schools.
Top Tweets of the Week
Events, Programs + Research
#LearningStyles Aren't a Reliable Way to Categorize #Students, Study Says - @EdWeekTeacher ow.ly/PuzF30mV09Y | #schools [See also An additional reason to abandon learning styles -- teachers and pupils do not agree on the pupils' learning style from BPS Research Digest] #ScreenTime Changes Structure of Kids' Brains say early results from #NIH study ow.ly/djHK30mVDoa | @LisaLeereporter @Bloomberg | "daily screen usage of more than 7 hours showed premature thinning of the brain cortex"
Great advice here: If we want our children to thrive, teaching them to read is not enough – they must learn to enjoy it |
@CressidaCowell @Independent ow.ly/kbUJ30mUnTq #JoyOfReading #PleasureReading #GrowingBookworms
On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing
Parenting + Play
I didn't even have to click through to know that My Favorite “Learning” Toys in our House from
#TeacherMom @HonorsGradU would NOT feature #ElectronicDevices ow.ly/khng30mXTLL #FreePlay #ChildDevelopment
Don't Let Your Kid Get Straight A's
@FreeRangeKids on recent @nytimes piece | ow.ly/zCWK30mV6nw "Kids need free, unstructured time to discover what they find intrinsically -- extraordinarily -- motivating."
Schools and Libraries
#Homework, Say U.S. School Districts | "The goal of the changes is to give students more time to read, sleep and spend time with family" @Tawnell @WSJ ow.ly/JpjT30mXTUT | I wish our elementary #school did this
Self Improvement + Motivation
Timely for the season: Stop Glorifying Busy. Start embracing care—for yourself and for the world around you.
@Mrs_Gilchrist via @drdouggreen (w/ graphic showing 50 ways to take a break) https://t.co/8BdMEDaXg1