Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this busy week include #BookLists, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #IdeologicalDiversity, #introversion, #LibraryWeek, #MentalHealth, #NAEP, #SocialMedia, #STEM, #StorytimeFromSpace, #testing, parenting, reading, schools, #play, and teaching.
Top Tweets of the Week
Make Connections for Your by following these 6 Advocates for School Library Month
Seven reasons people no longer want to be | written in Australia but , lack of autonomy + "work intensification" sound universal
RA RA Read: Pink + Fancy (now w/ unicorns + miniatures) | A guide to books + series from Jean Little Library
7 books with great scenes to read during | On Our Minds
Beloved Books: 50 Classic Stories | + lots more
Huh, I Wonder Which Children’s Books Are in the Top 100? — shares the sometimes surprising results, without comment
3 New Books Starring Tween | reviews by
Favorite Theme Books + Activities for Kids from
Today on the blog, an interview with , author of Middle Grade Fiction winner REFUGEE (from )
Diversity + Gender
In Search of Missing Children: Why Representation in Is So Important | Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
Thinking About Children’s Literature in a Time of | the need for Jewish beyond the + lots more via
RT @DTWillingham: When asked to draw a scientist, do children draw a male or female? Changes over time ($) https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/cdev.13039
On Life Balance from "If you have a lot of friends on one side of the spectrum, you should balance it out with at least a few from the other side. O/w you’ll find yourself living in an echo chamber."
Silicon Valley's Dangerous Political Blind Spots - Will lack of + presence of monoculture doom big tech companies?
Events + Programs
The Storytime from program is very cool. Watch astronauts read , promoting + together
to Young Children Has Benefits for Behavior + Attention - on recent study https://t.co/S7Xj1CkqQm
Your Guide to Beginning Chapter Book Series for New from + more
Narrow vocabulary 'hits pupils' grades'. Teachers "blame the "word gap" on too little reading for pleasure" https://t.co/qYaOqXGkX7
Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (bet this is extra true for ) | 13 better questions to ask from https://t.co/CNmvw1QACG
Fusenews: Eat Your Heart Out, “Awful Library Books” — | kids' humorous contest, children's illustrator greeting cards + more news
Parent + elementary principal will occasionally take her kids' books away as a consequence | I have done this occasionally but remain conflicted about it
Study finds an over-abundance of toys may stifle toddler | w/ fewer options, kids w/ each longer
This is hilarious: Why Do Cheat at Family Board Games? To Lose as Fast as Possible - https://t.co/WteXg55aJZ
Simple Ways Kids Can Help Communities + Model from | Ideas for showing in neighborhoods + at home, w/
Schools and Libraries
5 of the Coolest Children’s in the U.S. | + more
It's Time to Let Go of Tired Habits - stop letting emotions be barriers to | Guest post by for https://t.co/W21fMMWCzJ
Sigh: In Massachusetts, a disturbing trend in , restricted free , rest, recess + less autonomy | via https://t.co/bbNCmWbYAs
4 tips on how can use to connect w/ school community | | own school stories, share successes, solidify connections
Simple Advice from : Enjoy the Kids "The quickest way to change another person's behavior is to change your behavior towards them"
Suffering Can't Be Good Teachers - | "Teaching is not, and should not be, missionary work"
Are at a Breaking Point. And It's Not Just About Pay. "The social contract is broken" as is reduced w/out raising salaries https://t.co/mc4qQsTIxa
can be a great way to get students to use strong evidence to support their arguments, even when defending an unpopular opinion
Multi-Tasking With Mobile Phones: Yep, It's Bad for , especially speed conference
RT @DTWillingham: New survey: 95% of US principals think students spend too much time w/ screens outside of school. https://t.co/wFS9SCslNT
Are Failing to Teach Kids How to - in | References panel w/ + on
Betsy DeVos Says We Can't 'Spend Our Way' Out of Stagnant Test Scores |
Sigh. California’s poor students rank near last on national test |A failure of
New York’s ‘leaders’ are hiding the ugly truth that they are "watering down state exams to yield higher student scores" via
'Tis the season for exam anxiety (in the UK) – but we need to remind our pupils that it's normal to feel stressed'
Guest essay: When will we stop teaching kids to memorize and focus on understanding concepts instead?
What I found most interesting about this article was things + are doing to encourage women to go into +
How Bad Is the Government’s ? Interesting piece in about how few studies are reproducible, and how this crisis is largely invisible
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