Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include: #AR, #Booklists, #Cybils, #Diversity, #GenderDifferences, #Giftedness, #GraphicNovels, #GrowingBookworms, #HelicopterParenting, #Homework, #IntrinsicMotivation, #literacy, #Motivation, #ReadingAloud, #ReadingRewards, parenting, reading, and schools.
Top Tweet of the Week
Why Girls Are Better at Than Boys across the developed world. They spend more time , for one thing
Book Lists + Awards
The 2018 Nominations are Now OPEN! | + more
Here are some 2018 Nomination Suggestions in various categories (inc. + ) from Jennifer Wharton, Elem/ chair
15 Superb (many the start of a series) for 2nd Graders | Janssen Bradshaw w/ + more
Diversity + Gender
10 Positive Things about We Need to Show Kids in Books by | Kids "deserve exposure to older and a more accurate of abilities, talents + interests"
New finds: Women and Men Are Equally Bad at | "we think it is fair to conclude that the evidence for the stereotype that women are better multitaskers is, so far, fairly weak"
Giftedness + Motivation
Interesting on Peer effects on . Being observed by peers reduces the tendency of giving up immediately. via
How to help your underachieving gifted child
Some Parents Pay Up to $400 an Hour to Prep 4-Year-Olds for NYC’s Test -
A Closer Look at . "What do, and what they do with devastating effectiveness, is to smother people’s enthusiasm for activities they might otherwise enjoy."
A Notecard Check – A Simple Way to Check whether kids are understanding their books, without adding so much post-reading work that they will hate itself
What can do for who Abandon Every Single Book they attempt by | , + taking the long view on
Your Child’s Excuses, and What They Really Mean | | + more
Reading Together: Everything You Need to Know to Raise a Child Who Loves to Read by Diane W. Frankenstein (2009) | recommends this as "best of the bunch" on books about books
Lots of interesting tidbits in Fusenews: STEM Girl Fashions, the Death of “Hypothesis”, and More — | My daughter + I love dresses too
Check out the gorgeous + user-friendly new website for , chock full of , + resources like tips for
On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing
Comics and : Honoring All and seeking input from about their use in the from
The straw man in the new round of the wars - shares a response from professor
Parenting + Screen Time
How I Know You Wrote Your Kid’s . "The paradox of the overzealous editing of the college essay by many is that they don’t know what a college essay is really about" JM Farkas https://t.co/JdN5AzVt5B
If You Want To Help Your Child's Brain Development, Start When They're Born. Article outlines 5 ways to do it, including of course https://t.co/KydstDzMFQ
Researchers in new study report that the most plausible cause of wellbeing decline in youth is increased |
Schools and Libraries
Later start times will help get needed . But they aren't enough. Lawmakers should consider regulating total time spent on via
More schools are nixing because parents say it’s annoying, infringes on time + keeps kids from developing other interests | https://t.co/zwXSTp4Acp
Schools: EdPolicy + Funding
Massive study shows face bleak financial future due in part to declining enrollment + rising costs https://t.co/9cRkiH5Gc8
This is kind of interesting (though I'm not sure about costs): The Case for Adding a Second 2nd Grade to Elementary (to give kids who need it more time to catch up) by https://t.co/5Nb3PNBORB
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