Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: January 11: #ReadAloud Classics and Diverse Classroom Libraries
Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics for this short week (I also had a post on Monday with links from over the holidays) include #BookLists, #EdPolicy, #focus, #GenderDifferences, #GraphicNovels, #HistoricalNovels, #KidLitCon, #learning, #LearningStyles, #literacy, #ReadAloud, #reading, #SchoolChoice, #STEM, #testing, #writing, schools and teachers.
Diversity + Gender
“Boy/Girl Books:” Fighting Stereotypes While Honoring
#BookAccess + not ignoring differences in what kids want @HonorsGradU ow.ly/F6pi30nfpsP | "a more #diverse #ClassroomLibrary benefited all my students"
Events, Programs + Research
I LOVE this call from
@ivamarie @ReadBrightly for families to set aside #JOMO (Joy of Missing Out) time and have everyone lie around + #ReadForPleasure (w/ free #ReadingChoice, no devices + no parents sneaking in work) https://t.co/wRoXnuULiF
On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing
Interesting discussion question from Terry
@TheReadingTub | Is #Reading an achievement (look! I read 156 books!) or an experience? ow.ly/be4d30neX5E | I worry that I've tilted a bit towards reading to learn things and away from #JoyOfReading myself...
Sad truth here: There is no room for ‘average’ students these days says
@jacgorelick @onparenting | " #Education has become a high-stakes Rube Goldberg machine, propelling our kids from one #AcademicPressure to the next with no end in sight." https://t.co/mqlZvNbICi
Personal Development + Learning
Schools and Libraries
#LearningStyles debate, it's instructors (many in favor) vs. psychologists (mostly debunking), but interviews suggest some common ground ow.ly/W6Mb30nfNlE | @gtoppo @insidehighered [w/ quotes from @DTWillingham)
#Teachers Leaving Their Jobs? Chester E. Finn, Jr. @EducationNext identifies 5 examples "of the #education industry’s conspicuous failure to anticipate and forestall the HR woes" ow.ly/yI1v30nfoND @educationgadfly
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