Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookADay, #Diversity, #Giftedness, #GrowthMindset, #Kidlitosphere, #LearningStyles, #Literacy, #MentalHealth, #play, #ScreenTime, #SummerReading, #SummerSlide, creativity, libraries, physical books, and schools.
Top Tweet of the Week
Let’s Hear It for the Average Child | @MargaretRenkl @nytopinion celebrates different kinds of kids, each with their own unique (if not measurable) contributions https://t.co/etr4nwbPsR
2019 Comics for Kids You Should Keep an Eye On, per @fuseeight | I added a bunch of these to my daughter's wish list ow.ly/ksij30oSZKK#GraphicNovels #kidlit
More titles for my daughter's #TBR list in: Coming Attractions: #GraphicNovels at Book Expo 2019 — @nycschlibrarian @GoodComics4Kids ow.ly/tYVo30oTbh7
Diversity + Gender
This Selective New York School Has Found a Formula for #Diversity - At a #Science #HighSchool on Upper West Side ~ half of the ~440 students are black or Hispanic + most are low-income @lesliebrody @WSJ https://t.co/XGDNPoqGWh
Black Students in #CharterSchools Are More Likely to Have Black Teachers, which can lead to academic gains in #math - @madeline_will @EdWeekTeacher https://t.co/ok81vQogeU
Growing Bookworms + Summer Reading
It's time for @donalynbooks 11th Annual #Bookaday Challenge | @nerdybookclub ow.ly/nsRK30oSv14 | Participating is a chance to recommit to #reading + celebrate the #JoyOfReading w/ others
The @TheReadingTub #NoSummerSlide Week 1 – Terry says "Let’s Go Bananas!" ow.ly/V5PT30oSv4E | Yes, #Literacy + #BananaSplits can go together
Instead of trying to find lots of activities for kids, @MarlaSzwast suggests staying home #reading w/ your kids. Check out her #SummerReading Bucket List – https://t.co/RiLXvu4cNe
Staying Strong: #SummerReading for 2019 from @sljournal's Classroom Bookshelf blog | Links to SLJ reviews of award-winning books + many other ow.ly/kS1C30oTb8C#reading resources
Stop the Slide! #SummerLearningLoss Prevention Tips for 6- to 8-Year-Olds from @ImaginationSoup @ReadBrightly | | Read Every Day (+ lots more) ow.ly/tmT030oTHFx
Why Should Dads Read with Their Kids? | ow.ly/c4Yc30oTHz9@BuildaLibrary @ReadBrightly | "You’re not just reading them a story. You’re holding their hand, opening a door, and showing them what the world is like."
Keep up with #Kidlitosphere news in Morning Notes: #IntrinsicMotivation Edition — @100scopenotes ow.ly/girQ30oRO1R | @donalynbooks @alfiekohn + lots more
#PoetryFriday -- Call for Roundup Hosts from @MaryLeeHahn ow.ly/PXy430oTI59#kidlitosphere #poetry #kidlit
On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing
A new survey found that 65% of readers prefer physical books over #audiobooks (18%) or #ebooks (29%) ow.ly/kCqK30oSzDD | @ellenduffer @Forbes #Reading| For me it depends on what I'm doing. I like having all 3 choices in the mix.
Can #reading really improve your #MentalHealth? Participants in this @BBC Culture event think so, and discuss how | ow.ly/ditC30oRwEc via @tashrow
#Writing Tips for Kids 10 - Use Your Senses, from @BookChook ow.ly/QokM30oTI9M | "When you’re #reading, be on the alert for writing that grabs you and puts you inside a character’s head or feeling"
Parenting, Play + Mental Health
Author of new #nonfiction title RANGE @DavidEpstein shares thoughts @nytopinion on why you should want your child to be a generalist instead of an early specialist | https://nyti.ms/2JC1iR0 #parenting
Playing #TeamSports May Protect From Some Damages Of Childhood Trauma, but increasing costs make sports unavailable to many kids who need the boost ow.ly/ydGO30oS2oh@MindShiftKQED
Largest Observational Study Of Its Kind Finds Talkative Parents Have Kids With Better Cognitive Skills – but the study couldn't distinguish correlation from causation ow.ly/k6aw30oSZHu@mattbwarren @ResearchDigest
The interface of anxiety, overthinking, and shame among gifted children and teens @giftedchlnges ow.ly/rUmQ30oRO2E#giftedness #MentalHealth
Can't say I'm convinced, but a new study says the Link Between Teens’ Time On Digital Devices + Lower Wellbeing Is “Too Small To Merit Substantial Scientific Discussion” – @Psych_Writer @ResearchDigest ow.ly/ZOmU30oRwr3#ScreenTime
Schools and Libraries
Building #GrowthMindset in the Classroom: Assignments From #CarolDweck - @SarahDSparks @educationweek https://t.co/03LCxHfTW2
Belief in #LearningStyles Myth is Widespread + May Be Detrimental, w/ #parents + #teachers wasting time + money ow.ly/NOVF30oSuEl@APA via @DTWillingham
#Libraries without librarians? Twin Cities systems try it, adding "open library" hours when patrons can go in, check out books, etc. while monitored on video @ErinStrib @StarTribune https://t.co/RwxBUB0z11
School Doesn’t Have to Kill Creativity – @katiemartinedu shares her son's positive experience after moving to a #School w/ "a more holistic view of #learning" https://t.co/LRCDqY82Av
Is #SummerLearningLoss Real? Paul T. von Hippel lost faith in one of #education research’s classic results, but does think summers offer a chance for kids who are behind to catch up, with the right opportunities | @EducationNext https://t.co/gbpB1ARv61
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