Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: December 13: #ReadAloud Benefits, Themed #BookLists + Demoralized Teachers
My One Word for 2020: LESS

Links I Shared on Twitter Recently: Year-End Edition

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared over the past  couple of weeks on Twitter @JensBookPage. Topics include #BookAccess, #BookList, #dyslexia, #EdReform, #HigherEd, #IntrinsicMotivation, #JoyOfLearning, #JoyOfReading, #math, #reading, play, schools, and teaching. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year, and a book-filled 2020.  

Top Tweet of the Week

The #BookTruck Brings Free Books to Thousands of L.A. Students | @RuthEbenstein @sljournal ow.ly/8ikT30q41BJ #BookAccess #BookDeserts #LoveOfReading

Book Lists + Gift Guides

Saying Goodbye to 2019 with the Best in Children’s Books | Here's a nice roundup of some of the BestOf lists from @MA_Cappiello @sljournal ow.ly/2mBI30q41U4 #kidlit #BookLists

Best #STEM Books for Kids 2020, inventions, scientists, animals + more – @literacious ow.ly/x4Bv30q41F1 @CBCBook @NSTA #Nonfiction

Middle Grade Books with Muslim Characters, #BookList from @momandkiddo ow.ly/SZd830q420E #MGLit #DiverseBooks

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2019 #ScienceFiction@fuseeight | One of my favorite sub-genres in #MGLit is #SF (as distinct from fantasy) ow.ly/QTj930q40HP

It’s a Wrap! for the 2019 Gift Idea Guide from @TheReadingTub ow.ly/ySiu30q40JW a small sample of the ways to share your #LoveOfReading + help kids connect books w/ “real life.” #literacy #GiftGuides

Gift Idea for Families: The #ChapterBook Edition from @TheReadingTub ow.ly/6JOp30q1Bnk #BookLists #GiftGuides | I'm with Terry: Winter IS the perfect season for family #ReadAloud time

Growing Bookworms

What Does Student Independent Reading Look Like? A Whole District Audit – Questions from @pernilleripp to help figure out how districts can build #JoyOfReading ow.ly/t5Pg30q5L8J #schools

5 reasons I always get children #PictureBooks for Christmas | Kym Simoncini @ConversationUS via @tashrow ow.ly/EZMF30q41y9 | expanding vocabulary, countering stereotypes + more

Higher Ed

#Colleges Agree to Allow Increased Competition for Applicants, closing a 2 year DOJ antitrust investigation - @EricaLG @nytimes ow.ly/aJjh30q4mmc #HigherEd

Fewer Students Are Going To College. Here's Why That Matters | @ElissaNadworny + @jmlarkin @MindShiftKQED ow.ly/u6mR30q4lXG #HigherEd | Strong economy, demographics, costs all contribute

Motivation

Want to Motivate Students? Make Their Work Visible - @JustinMinkel @EdWeekTeacher ow.ly/xa7P30q4m6e via @MindShiftKQED | #teaching #IntrinsicMotivation

The things that do – and don't – motivate kids to succeed - #IntrinsicMotivation, #rewards + #learning ow.ly/2wJw30q41Tn @BBC_Worklife via @EducationNext

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Looking into the Bond We Make with Literature – @McKenzieRoss20 @HonorsGradU muses on ways to encourage hesitant readers to stretch from the safety of always reading the same book  https://t.co/iZmT0tHoZW?amp=1

Schools and Libraries

Sigh. #Kindergarten Teachers Are Quitting, and Here Is Why | #PeterGray @PsychToday ow.ly/lQBZ30q5jiA | "teachers are not being allowed to do what they believe and know is right" | "Please, let’s allow them to #play!"

10 things I’ve Learned This Decade About Change in #Education@katiemartinedu ow.ly/Xa7u30q5KJz #Schools #Learning

Re-thinking Our Learning to Infuse More Joy and Choice, especially for older students – @pernilleripp ow.ly/wkDR30q5jnv #JoyOfLearning #ReadingChoice #play #creativity

Interesting piece from @DTWillingham  On the Reality of #Dyslexia - ow.ly/6Grq30q42aq #ReadingPerformance #Teaching #LearningDifferences

New $100,000 Prize from Will Reward #Teaching Excellence - @EducationNext ow.ly/vsaq30q40Mz | Founders Glenn + Amanda Fuhrman wants prize to give positive attention to #teachers, who are "underappreciated"

Opinion | There Is a Right Way to Teach #Reading, and Mississippi Knows It ow.ly/q3Oa30q41Nv @ehanford @nytopinion | State's reliance on #CognitiveScience explains making the most progress in #NAEP

STEM

Kids' #preschool #math ability is often underestimated by parents ow.ly/PzLL30q4m2n | Exposure to a variety of more complex topics better prepares them for #school @jackiemader @hechingerreport

The Case for Limitlessness Has Its Limits: Review of #LimitlessMind by Jo Boaler - @NumCog @EducationNext ow.ly/R7cB30q42bt | Ansari says that the book's "nurture bias" ignores research on the effects of nature + worries this could leave some readers frustrated

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