Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: April 19: Climbing Trees, Creating Lifelong Readers + Reading on Paper
Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage (with a few from last week, when I was on vacation and didn't do a link roundup). Topics include #DiverseBooks, #GenderRoles, #giftedness, #GrowingBookworms, #HigherEd, #Jeopardy!, #kidlitosphere, #literacy, #play, #Poetry, #ReadAloud, #ReadingLevels, #ScreenTime, #STEM, #teaching, parenting, and reading.
Top Tweets of the Week
#Jeopardy! Winner says that #reading fact-based children's books helped him win b/c "They are chock-full of infographics, pictures + all kinds of stuff to keep the reader engaged" ow.ly/zI5I30oqBll @FatherlyHQ via @tashrow
6 Great Books for Teachers, Parents & Grandparents who love children's books ow.ly/NMvN30osrj6 | Any
#BookList that includes "Five on Brexit Island" is worth a look | @TrevorHCairney #kidlit #LoveOfBooks
Diversity + Gender
Teaching Girls to Be Great Competitors - Jennifer Breheny Wallace
@WSJ ow.ly/Yk4F30oqB49 | "new research shows that many girls have trouble managing the stress and emotions that go along with competition"
Events, Programs + Research
I love this: Bus Driver Entertains Kids w/ by providing 'bucket of books' On Her Bus Route ow.ly/efFH30oqBBx | Kids can grab books +
#ReadAloud in pairs, a guest reader comes on Friday afternoons to read to all @ScaryMommy
A “million word gap” by kinder between children raised in
#literacy rich environments vs. kids who aren’t read to at home at all ow.ly/zwiV30oqByz | @jgrabmeier @OhioState #ReadAloud https://t.co/YN1dKpdF4h
Why Has the Cost of
#College Outpaced Inflation? - @drdouggreen shares reasons, concludes "College presidents, trustees + politicians should feel some shame as they are the leaders in this cash grab" ow.ly/9EQp30ot8lB | @mssackstein
On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing
Parenting + Play
The Corruption Continuum | parents help kids seek limited spots in elite colleges ow.ly/rFZw30oqBcj | "there’s no way to peel away all the parent-conferred advantages and extras, for they’re inherent, multifaceted, and I think inevitable"
Schools and Libraries
#GiftedEducation help talented #students go ahead faster? Survey finds emphasis on developing creativity + critical thinking instead of acceleration above grade level ow.ly/9CCN30ori8S @jillbarshay @hechingerreport
What If Teachers Could No Longer Give B-minuses? Do we want our
#education system to be a sorting system or a #learning system? The case for #CompetencyBasedLearning ow.ly/Rn0W30osqHW | @michaelbhorn @ChristensenInst #GiftOfFailure
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