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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: April 13: #NationalPoetryMonth, #Parenting, #Writing + #ReadingAloud

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter for the past 2 weeks @JensBookPage. Topics include #BookLists, #DiverseBooks, #grit, #GrowthMindset, #homework, #KidLitCon, #NAEP, #NationalPoetryMonth, #play, #ReadAloud, #STEM, #SummerReading, family reading, growing bookworms, libraries, parenting, science fairs, testing, and writing.

Top Tweet of the Week

One Powerful Yet Simple Way to Keep Kids this Summer | Teachers could send postcards of encouragement | references | via

Book Lists

PrincessInBlackA nice : Top 10 Girls of Irrepressible Spunk by Melissa Cairns


CCBC 2017 Statistics on LGBTQ+ Literature for Children & Teens

Events + Programs

Rt @MrsPStorytime: Ideas to Help Celebrate National Poetry Month

Storytelling Skills of Irvine, CA 4th Grade Class Result in Winning Contest Entry! from | creative problem-solving

Inspired by her own heroes themed writing contest, shares her own Heroes! + more [And with a very kind mention of this very link roundup]

Growing Bookworms

RT @Books4School: Reading aloud is not only beneficial to a child but for the whole family. "Reading is fundamental -- to family happiness"-

PassionateReadersOne More Time for the People in the Back | What we need to do (and not do) to nurture a love of in kids by

Parent-child reading interventions have positive psychosocial effects, noted across ages, races + ethnicities | via

Five tips to help you make the most of to your children | via | I especially like "there's no age limit"

Kidlitosphere / KidLitCon

A Bibliophile’s Guide to Providence – (March 2019)

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

HiddenSkyThe Importance of Mentoring Young Writers, w/ suggestions for getting started, by

Links to various theories on how + Overtook Other Genres In Sales Today in the UK

Parenting + Play

Means Letting Kids Make Mistakes | "sometimes kids need to struggle — and sometimes they need to conquer obstacles on their own" | Say no to $600 therapists

RT @LegoFoundation: "Imagine if ordinary places like the bus stop, the corner market, or the sidewalk could become spaces for playful learning?" That would be really cool & is what the Urban Thinkscape program from seek to achieve

GiftOfFailureRT @josha_r_eyler: A new piece I've written for the blog on resiliency and the need to take research on mindsets & grit with a grain of salt. Hat tips in here to and .

Schools and Libraries

-based yoga can help better manage stress and . Study of 3rd graders reported in via

What makes a great? So many things... | Advocacy post by ,

RT @tes: Nine in ten teachers say poverty is having 'significant effect' on pupils' learning #schools #teaching

“Another nail in the coffin for styles” – did not benefit from studying according to their supposed

Why are turning to via , fighting isolation + burnout, , mentoring, sharing best practices


Study finds the lecture remains dominant form of teaching in undergrad courses, despite findings questioning effectiveness, reports via

RT NAISnetwork: Many science fairs aren’t actually very good at teaching kids about, well, science: via


Why I Opt My Son Out of State | "The real reason is the undue stress and it started to cause him"

Nation's Report Card: Achievement Flattens as Gaps Widen Between High and Low Performers

'17 Reading: Up, Down or Sideways? - | Lack of growth in scores gives us a starting point to improve | " is a joy forever!"

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