Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 16: Preschool Books, Literary Lots + Deep Work in Schools
August 16, 2019
Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #AchievementGap, #BookLists, #DiverseBooks, #HigherEd, #homework, #introversion, #JoyOfReading, #NoSummerSlide, #OwnVoices, #play, #SocialMedia, libraries, privacy, reading, schools, and writing.
Top Tweet of the Week
64 #Preschool Books You Didn't Know You Needed, #PictureBook #BookList from @momandkiddo organized by theme: nature, imagination, folklore, etc. https://t.co/1M0SYryBrS?amp=1
This week in the @literacious Summer of #Nonfiction: #GraphicNovels ow.ly/Hziu30pmeDZ | Useful #BookList for parents of GN-obsessed kids being nudged to read more nonfiction at school
The First Day and Beyond: 8 #PictureBooks About Kindergarten for Kids | #BackToSchool #BookList by Dena McMurdie @ReadBrightly https://t.co/CV5laYbCC6?amp=1
Diversity + Gender
The Struggle between #DiverseBooks and #OwnVoices – @MGBookVillage ow.ly/KMg730pkhvm | Suggestions per @SaadiaFaruq for "white readers + writers ... who’d rather be on the right side of the #OwnVoices struggle"
Events, Programs + Research
A #college degree still pays off for most students, but not for everyone (inflation, flat wages) ow.ly/ux5230pkhRz@JMitchellWSJ #HigherEd | Not covered in this piece is the people who fail to graduate but incur debt
4 new studies bolster the case: More money for schools helps low-income students, though how the money is spent matters, too ow.ly/MHXy30pmkeL@matt_barnum @Chalkbeat #SchoolFunding
Super cool! @LiteraryLots (temporary, real-life constructions of popular children's book scenes) spread #JoyOfReading in Cleveland neighborhood ow.ly/ypsH30pkKCC@GMA
Creating a #Reading Culture in the Classroom by @annhagedorn @nerdybookclub ow.ly/uMRq30pkyAI | Ideas for #teachers to nurture #JoyOfReading, like student #BookTalks
#NoSummerSlide Week 11 – What’s the Word? #WordGames for developing + older readers ow.ly/46pK30plczs#literacy @TheReadingTub
On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing
Ideas for Teaching #Writing A Book Review by Carrie Rodusky @nerdybookclub | "The IDEA is the basic skill of writing, NOT sentences" + "Make writing meaningful" for students ow.ly/v3x830pkhGg
A #SocialMedia Guide for #Introverts - @WSJ ow.ly/trM630plbIo | "recent research suggests that it is introverts who benefit most from using social media" even if they find it challenging to do
A call for #teachers by @thereadingzone to look at whether people you follow on Twitter + Instagram are there for their own self-promotion or to share pedagogy? @Medium #SocialMedia https://t.co/QzrUPmVJxX?amp=1
New CEO James Daunt Wants to Make Barnes & Noble Your Local Bookstore, run like collection of #IndependentBookstores ow.ly/qPg130pkk30@BNBuzz @WSJ @SaabiraC
Parenting + Play
This! We should take a lesson from Finland, follow doctors’ orders + build our schools, homes + communities on the #learning language of children: #play ow.ly/HoY930pki2m@pasi_sahlberg + @williamdoylenyc @WSJopinion
Schools and Libraries
#HighSchools + #Colleges Fight Websites That Sell #Homework Help - @Tawnell @WSJ ow.ly/BA1L30plxuc | This is basically out in the open as a service now
#AchievementGap question still unanswered in #CA despite #LCCF spending | @DanCALmatters ow.ly/lDLl30plxsC | #EducationalEquity
Memphis 3rd grade #reading scores dip as district builds case for retaining students ow.ly/VICI30pki9P@kebedefaith @Chalkbeat
Department of Unpopular Opinions: The Skillful Management of Attention is the Key to Success in a High-Tech Society | @Doug_Lemov shares implications of #DeepWork by Cal Newport for #schools ow.ly/3qYq30pkBEX#Focus
Another review of #TheKnowledgeGap by @natwexler ow.ly/9E7g30plork "Anyone who seeks to understand ... educational ideas in American #schools and beyond should place it on the top of their #SummerReading list" @greg_ashman
Knowledge Only Adds to #Reading; I Don't See How It Subtracts - @Doug_Lemov on how students are enjoying a knowledge-driven ELA curriculum https://t.co/URLme1B6d0?amp=1
Sigh. Amid a #literacy crisis, Michigan’s #SchoolLibrarians have all but disappeared ow.ly/Sj5y30pkKxr@levin_koby @Chalkbeat | The @Scholastic #KFRR, among other studies, showed that librarians help nurture #LoveOfReading
How the New York Public Library Guards #Privacy in the Digital Age - Amber Burton @WSJ ow.ly/ijCm30plc2h@nypl | @TonyAgeh: #Libraries are a "sanctuary of sorts"
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