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Links I Shared on Twitter Recently: February 15: Benefits of Reading Fiction, Stories about Girls, and Intrinsic Rewards for Reading

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookAwards, #BookLists, #GraphicNovels, #GrowingBookworms, #IntrinsicMotivation, #Literacy, #LoveOfBooks, #math, #parenting, #play, #Podcasts, #RickRiordan, #schools, #STEM, and reading. I'll be taking next week off from Twitter for my daughter's school vacation week, but I'm sure that I'll save up some links for the following week.

Top Tweet of the Week

Fiction Really Will Make You Nicer and More Empathetic, New Meta-Analysis Says | | showed small improvement in social-cognitive performance vs. not reading or reading

Book Lists + Awards

AllOfAKindDon't miss the for the 2019 , honoring the "best in Jewish literature and scholarship" from

The 2019 Awards as unofficially selected by elementary | Featuring +

The 2018 Winners were announced this morning, titles ranging from to , inc. fiction, nonfiction, +

On a quest NOT to fill her daughter's lunch box with bad jokes, identifies a few recent for kids that are actually funny |

14 Children's Books with Characters Who Have Medical Challenges | the newest from

Jennifer Wharton rounds up 's own books + imprint, as well as other mythic fantasy series. Great guide for anyone looking to keep + fans

Diversity + Gender

LostGirlWhat about the girls? What do they hear when we treat their stories as if they don’t matter, as if they take up too much space? by

Events, Programs + Research

100th Anniversary Children's Book Week Poster w/ artwork by Revealed | |

Children’s Book Creators Join Forces to Provide High Quality Books to Two Worthy Organizations by |

Growing Bookworms

Great post challenging approaches that are used to nudge kids towards : "We are actively training them to think ‘books = hard, boring compulsory work that I should be rewarded for.’"

I could relate to: How Visiting My Local Library Makes Me a Better Parent by |

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

BookLoveTungThese are wonderful: 14 Stunning Illustrations / from That Perfectly Capture the Introvert's | Can't wait to show daughter

are Books, Too! by 5th grade ELA | learn vocabulary + inference, find difficult topics more accessible, + lots more

Parenting + Play

One more reason to let kids : Research suggests that young kids can learn through | via |

UnderPressureWhy Girls Beat Boys at School and Lose to Them at the Office | "What if school is a confidence factory for our sons, but only a competence factory for our daughters?" | Parents, stop praising inefficient overwork

Is It Healthy to Study in Bed? Experts weigh in. Sounds like it's ok, but kids should re-read things from right before they fall asleep

Schools and Libraries

I liked this OpEd by about how CA are setting a poor example for re personal +

STEM

HiddenFiguresYAWomen's History in Is Hidden in the Footnotes - | New study uncovers female programmers who made important but unrecognized (beyond footnotes) contributions to |

and with Confidence by Jerry Burkhart via | Lack of confidence in math traces to past experiences + inaccurate beliefs about learning |

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: February 8: #Reading Deeply, Improving #Memory + Encouraging #Boredom

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookAwards, #BookList, #boredom, #DigitalReading, #dyslexia, #EducationalEquity, #Giftedness, #grades, #JoyOfReading, #KidLitCon, #MentalHealth, #phonics, #Play, #reading, #SchoolChoice, #sleep, #SocialMedia, #WorldReadAloudDay, parenting, schools and teaching. This week's "Top Tweet" has been circulating really well - it is apparently resonating with teachers. 

Top Tweet of the Week

Understanding a Teacher’s Long-Term Impact | Fostering skills like does more for students' futures than helping them raise their https://t.co/wKjr2IScGc

Book Lists

YouAreNotSmall50 Of The Best Books For Beginning Readers | Katherine Willoughby via |

Favorite and Funny Books for 9-10 Year Olds, kid-tested from | Many kids are hooked on via funny books https://t.co/KELCowPwBq

Diversity + Gender

Only 2% of are black men, yet research confirms they matter. So why are there so few in ?

Events, Programs + Research

KIDLIT_con_poster_final_web_smCongrats to our Panelists honored at Awards! – | is March 22-23 in Providence

Celebration! talks w/ 4 educators + authors about joys of

Who knew? Rock-A-Bye Adult – Study Shows Grown-ups Enjoy Better And Consolidation In A Rocking Bed – https://t.co/5p8WyM5JIS

Growing Bookworms

Technology is the enemy and how I (still try) to get my kids to read | The mom at I love kids books laments letting the lure of video games get in the way of her boys |

Creating an Action Plan to Jumpstart a Better Experience for the kids who aren't there yet in their by https://t.co/aIc2pCICGt

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

ClariceBean'We need to talk about children’s books in a grown-up way’ | Lauren Child joins judging panel for | Wants to champion "left-field ways of looking at the world" in

Excellent conversation-starter today | Has changed how (and what) we read? Do we still read deeply? What about digital natives? | In my response I referenced + |

Thought-provoking article about how compounds knowledge by consuming information that is focused + has a long half-life (vs. that expires fast)

Books Are Not Dead. They're More Essential Than Ever | is fundamental to human beings. strengthens our imaginations. |

Parenting + Play

YesBrainHow with Your Children Can Help Them Develop a ‘Yes Brain’ | |

Opinion | Let Children Get Bored Again - | is useful, especially when you let your mind wander

When your gifted child disappoints: Good stuff in this post about struggles that can arise when a child struggles w/ relationships, underachievement, difficulties w/ socialization + more

Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Canceling Extracurriculars | I love this@HonorsGradU equation | Stress of making activity happen > benefit of activity = CANCEL regret-free! |

'Sharenting': Can Parents Post Too Much About Their Kids Online? | via

Schools and Libraries

PowerOfQuestioningGo Rogue, But Be Prepared for a Fight When it Comes to Giving Up - It "isn't just about not labeling ..., it is about shifting a mindset about what learning is and how it should look in a classroom" https://t.co/smTkOdAqFY

Meet the ‘crazy’ moms saying one of Pa.’s top-rated school districts can’t teach |

An Open Letter: To , From a explores reasons some people depend on more flexible options, as well as some reservations https://t.co/vIsRJT8eO5

Isn't , It's A Million Little Mutinies, people making choices for their families |

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Links I Shared on Twitter Recently: February 1: Youth Media Awards, 28 Days Later, and Global School Play Day

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #28DaysLater, #ADHD, #ALAYMA, #blogging, #BookAwards, #BookLists, #dyslexia, #Focus, #GrowthMindset, #GSPlayDay, #HigherEd, #Homework, #JoyOfLearning, #literacy, #Play, #SocialMedia, Henry Winkler, parenting, and schools.

Top Tweet of the Week

Mcbd_poster_nameFINAL-791x1024[Last Friday was] Multicultural Children’s Book Day!

Book Lists + Awards

For anyone who somehow missed this, the 2018-2019 Children’s and Young Adult Book Awards were announced yesterday. Here's a nice summary from

12 Books for Toddlers, from

RA RA Read: Laugh 'n' Read, Funny Beginning | from Jennifer Wharton | Funny books are a great way to hook kids on

The 50 Best Books for 7- and 8-Year-Olds to keep them voraciously, per + Meghan Dietsche Goel for

Events, Programs + Research

WRAD2019InstaFINALThis Friday, 2/1, is World Read Aloud Day, when people around the globe together + share stories to advocate for

Celebration Time: The 2019 Honorees for https://t.co/akyPvQVc6R

Very cool! featured 2019! saying "If you write books for young readers, this New England conference is an event you can’t miss." | March 22-23 in RI

Growing Bookworms

BugAndBear“Kindergarteners Need 2 Skills to Be Successful” | shares tips + book ideas for nurturing those skills via |

Can you keep a secret? Teacher describes her observations + interactions with a hidden group of stealthy teen https://t.co/o8nUexwl1h

Higher Ed

How Harvard + Other Universities w/ Large Endowments Hurt Small via dynamics | "a cycle where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer"

Transfers Outperform At Top , So Why Do We Ignore Them? https://t.co/jk1J8sGHF7

Learning Differences

HankZipzer Made Feel 'Stupid' For Years. Now, He's A Best-Selling Author | | His books for kids are what he's most proud of

Five Ways to Help Children w/ Develop Their Strengths | | + more

On Reading, Writing, Drawing, Blogging, and Publishing

Reaching a Wider Audience - wants to help + "find amazing children's books and ideas" |

Why Matters | "drawing is deeply entangled with development, but doesn’t often receive the same attention or regard as language" https://t.co/9k8dSCIGvA

Parenting + Play

FreedomToThinkI plan to check out the new by w/

through play: what are the benefits? | talks w/ of | Imaginative w/ others (even an adult who does this effectively) helps language acquisition +

Global School Play Day: One Day. Nothing But | | Watch on this important topic https://t.co/HdsMgOPuQp

Schools and Libraries

GSPlayDay250 Things to Do Instead of ! - Fun list by for ahead of coming up 2/6

Kinder Prep Frenzy Continued: On | thinks it "seems to involve too much fear, too much short-term, and too much “not-enough-ness.”" https://t.co/ZEkrTpYMD2

Now That Are Promoting Broader Definitions of Success, How Do We Measure Progress?

Self Improvement + Motivation

DigitalMinimalismIt’s Not Too Late to Quit - shares tips from author on breaking the habit + finding better focus

Getting Ahead By Being Inefficient | In expending extra energy, making , trying new things you develop flexibility + , says

Screen Time

New study reports toddlers who spent more time watching a screen at 2 years old did worse on developmental markers than those w/ less | Authors urge caution for via

Generation Z’s 7 Lessons for Surviving in Our Tech-Obsessed World - | doesn't distinguish online vs. |

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: January 25: #ReadYourWorld, #BlackHistoryMonth, #SelfCompassion + the Power of Children's Books

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BoardBooks, #BookLists, #CommonCore, #copyright, #DiverseBooks, #GrowthMindset, #ReadYourWorld, #SchoolLibraries, #teens, #testing, learning, schools, and teaching.

Top Tweet of the Week

Why Prioritizing Relationships in Matters. Doing well on a isn't the end goal | vs.

Book Lists + Awards

GoodnightGorillaSome of my family's faves are on this list: Our Top Ten Tastiest by

24 Must-Have Books for Toddlers - from

RA RA READ: Beginning for Animal Lovers, + guide from Jennifer Wharton

2019 Nominees for Juveniles + | via

Diversity / Multicultural Children's Book Day

GhostBoys announces the 2019 Walter Awards – has the scoop

Children's Books! 3 stories Celebrating Cultural Heritage, Ecological Stewardship + https://t.co/FAHm0pYNAv

Best Multicultural Children's Books for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers | from | PictureBooks

Events, Programs + Research

PoetA Plan to a in Honor of , w/ of selected titles, from https://t.co/Yk63mDIqku

New research finds that (to complete over the summer) Harm Degree Completion / long-run success, despite earlier results showing short-term promise |

Growing Bookworms

Ten ways improve in schools by Margaret Kristin Merga "Teaching how to choose books they like" + lots more

EnchantedHourThe Secret Power of the Children’s by Meghan Cox Gurdon - Even infants get profound cognitive and behavioral benefits from sharing a vivid story

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Thousands of Previously Copyrighted Works Will Now Be Freely Available to Use by + Others (w/ more to come each January) via

seem like ‘Netflix for ,’ but they’re a drain on budgets + result in "book-lending inefficiencies"

Skulduggery1My friend Jennifer Wharton is even happier than I am to see reissuing the books by |

Personal Growth / Parenting

It Took Exactly 5 Words to Teach a Major Lesson in | via https://t.co/yyS686a5xT

Schools

Data Was Supposed to Fix the U.S. System. Here’s Why It Hasn’t. "Nationwide data suggests that the growth of data-driven schooling hasn’t worked"

Five years after , a mysterious spike in failure rate among NY w/ signs of lasting problems for low-achieving students

Teenagers’ Lack Of Insight Into Some Of Their Abilities Has Implications For Counselling –

SelfCompassionHow Supports Academic Motivation + Emotional Wellness |

Learn Better From People They Love - | "Emotions assign value to things" |

Should We Be Teaching Optimism? - Guest post by for @mssackstein | Our societal tendency to pessimism is influenced by | should show kids the world is getting better (+ how to spot )

Why -Based Is Exciting And Where It May Stumble | https://t.co/0NtXVn0Q83

This Is a Problem says (and I agree) : That Are Closed All (or too much of) the Time "WE EXIST FOR KIDS!"

STEM

How to Introduce Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in | https://t.co/5egI5kpfV6

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: January 18: #CriticalThinking, #BookLists Galore + Laundromat #StoryTime

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #BookTalks, #FakeNews, #GraphicNovels, #GrowingBookworms, #JoyOfReading, #learning, #MentalHealth, #MiddleGrade, #play, #ReadingAloud, #SchoolImprovement, #ScreenTime, #STEM, #teaching, libraries, motivation, parenting, and publishing.

Top Tweet of the Week

Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Skills In the Age of by + | "we see skilled as the kryptonite against" it

Book Lists

SheepInAJeep10 Books for our Earliest Emergent Readers That Are Actually Enjoyable https://t.co/aLxkUyEfJI

RA RA Read: organizer Jennifer Wharton rounds up Stories w/ themes for younger + readers

8 Featuring - followup from https://t.co/5Q72Faln0O

LucyAndyNeanderthalA right up my daughter's alley | Funny Series for (Younger) Kids

New Timeless: Recent + Titles That Thinks Might Be Around a While

Events, Programs + Research

How the Chicago Public Is Bringing to the Laundromat | via | receive tips from on instilling at home

w/ children boosts language acquisition by eight months (+more for espec. socially disadvantaged kids) | Newcastle Univ. study funded by |

Americans are happier in states that spend more on public goods inc. , parks + highways says study via |

Growing Bookworms

PassionateReadersOn the importance of in developing kids as readers | "one of the biggest gifts I can give our students is a passport into the ... And that happens through a "

What Happened to My ? + Jared Passmore share time-tested tips for overcoming in older kids | The biggest piece of the puzzle is also the simplest:

Kidlitosphere

News for bloggers + authors: The organizers report: Our Reserved Room Block is Almost Full! | is March 22-23, sure to be an amazing opportunity for learning + meeting kindred spirits

Get up to speed on various tidbits at Fusenews: All the news that’s fit to fuse — , + more

And even more news today in Morning Notes: Legends of Greemulax Edition — +

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

BestFriends Trends & the Most Anticipated Books of 2019: | , memoirs, + lots more

‘They Own the System’: Rewrites Book Industry by Marching Into -

Parenting + Play

Strong blog post: Our Children’s is not a badge of Honour – and why we need to change it! "Why have we taken something so beneficial () away?" via

full of"Family tech" gadgets meant to appeal to parental anxiety, but experts like question whether toys and monitors are a good idea

CoddlingBy mollycoddling our children, we're fuelling in | +

Schools and Libraries

Rethinking “Just Right”: and Text Variables that Impact by | Just as we are different readers in each book we pick up, so too are our

Academic : The Obligation for Universities to Evolve - + |

New York City offers some unpleasant truths about | "To think that seriously low-performing schools can be turned around in a few years with an infusion of money — even a big one — is wishful thinking"

RaisingKidsWhoReadWhat should improvement funders fund? Projects that stick close to the + that explore which content is most effective for kids to + how to it says

Defining and : Is There a Difference? Yes, says Julia Freeland Fisher

Self Development + Personal Growth

All Need to Keep - "if we are railing against systems ... then it is incumbent upon us all, to keep , exploring, discussing, problem-finding, + problem-solving"

Study Identifies The Most Effective Mental Strategies That People Use To Get Through Aversive Challenges –

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Literacy Milestone: Word-A-Day Calendar

LiteracyMilestoneALast month I wrote about my daughter's passion for "clarifying" (looking up and creating post-it notes) vocabulary words for her school reading. In the comments on that post, Karen Yingling from Ms. Yingling Reads suggested that I get her a Word-A-Day Calendar for Christmas. I thought this was a good idea and ordered the 365 New Words-A-Year Page-A-Day Calendar 2019.

WordADaySo far the calendar has been a hit. We keep it on the breakfast table and read about each new word together over breakfast. I add context and help with pronunciation where needed. Then my daughter tears the day's sheet off, punches a hole in the corner, and adds it to a string she's using to save them. I think she plans to show the string to her teacher at some point. 

It's not clear how many of the words she'll actually internalize and remember, but we are having fun with the experience. And in truth, I'm learning some new words, too. ("Adust: scorched, burned"). 

Reader's Digest used to have some sort of vocabulary quiz. I would try myself on those when I was a kid. This is what bookish people do, right? They read dictionaries and use book-a-day calendars and read and read and read, absorbing words everywhere they go. Special thanks to Karen for the excellent suggestion! 

Thanks for reading, and for growing bookworms!

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: January 11: #ReadAloud Classics and Diverse Classroom Libraries

TwitterLinksHere 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.

Book Lists

ParentTrapBest Classic Books - You Haven't Read Yet! Another from | Love inclusion of

8 Featuring - from + more

Weird, Creepy, and Occultic Fixated Male Lead Characters, identifies a new micro-niche

Found a couple of new to add to my daughter's wish list here: (Some of the) Best MG of 2018: , Ep. 67 https://t.co/5j6I01OPg3

Diversity + Gender

“Boy/Girl Books:” Fighting Stereotypes While Honoring + not ignoring differences in what kids want | "a more benefited all my students"

Events, Programs + Research

KIDLIT_con_poster_final_web_smLook Who’s Coming to - March 22-23 –

Study Confirms The Power Of Are Calmed By Putting Them Into Words – https://t.co/H0oB6FzSyv

New paper Night-time screen-based media device use associated w/ risk of poor results for adolescents' sleep and health-related quality of life

Growing Bookworms

I LOVE this call from for families to set aside (Joy of Missing Out) time and have everyone lie around + (w/ free , no devices + no parents sneaking in work) https://t.co/wRoXnuULiF

This is cool: Illinois using giant murals to encourage - | Another painted lockers like + https://t.co/bzY1hCP082

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Historical-fiction-for-the-school-libraryThe past is the future - a look at benefits of for kids - by Dawn Finch

Interesting discussion question from Terry | Is an achievement (look! I read 156 books!) or an experience? | I worry that I've tilted a bit towards reading to learn things and away from myself...

The 10th Annual Mrs. P Be-a-Famous Writer Judges Choices are Announced! Meet the Honored Classrooms! -

! Life-saving AND awesome | Book shields woman during deadly shooting

CharlottesWebHarperCollins Launches Children's Book , monthly + dedicated to classic + contemporary

Parenting

Sad truth here: There is no room for ‘average’ students these days says | " has become a high-stakes Rube Goldberg machine, propelling our kids from one to the next with no end in sight." https://t.co/mqlZvNbICi

Personal Development + Learning

How to Do Great Things | shares highlights from Richard Hamming's book about | I am personally working on , discussed in the post

Schools and Libraries

Should Fewer Black Receive Services? Were there ever racist placements? Guest post from former principal https://t.co/rvrhReoDAH

Instruction: How Can We Offer Experiences Instead of "Stuff" – https://t.co/6XQz7RclHM

Design with Care: Information Displays Can Impact Ira Nichols-Barrer, Steve Glazerman and Jon Valant

WhyDontStudentsLikeSchoolIn debate, it's instructors (many in favor) vs. psychologists (mostly debunking), but interviews suggest some common ground | [w/ quotes from @DTWillingham)

I was pleased to see this in my local paper today: Foundation aims to inspire

Why Are Leaving Their Jobs? Chester E. Finn, Jr. identifies 5 examples "of the industry’s conspicuous failure to anticipate and forestall the HR woes"

Feel Like Things Are Being Done To Them, Not With Them. They trust each other, not "a growing array of institutions + organizations"

STEM

The problem with high-stakes and women in - | Could it be ? |

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Links I Shared on Twitter Recently: January 6: #DiverseBooks, #GrowingBookworms, and Alternative Paths to #HigherEd

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter over the past few weeks @JensBookPage. I know it's not Friday, but quite a few links piled up over the holidays, and I figured I should go ahead and post. I will probably be back with a short update on Friday. Topics today include #BookAwards, #BookLists, #careers, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #FreeRangeKids, #GameAddiction, #GrowingBookworms, #GrowthMindset, #Habits, #intelligence, #introversion, #JoyOfReading, #Learning, #Music, #ownvoices, #parenting, #phonics, #play, #ReadingAloud, #WorldReadAloudDay, schools, and vocational training.

Top Tweet of the Week

Cybils-Logo-2018-Round450pxThe 2018 Finalists are Live! This is a great source of high-quality, engaging , from to , , , , + more

Book Lists

A Dozen of the Best Published in 2018 | w/ mini reviews from

Diversity

Ownvoices-300x150The Real Way to Get Books Into the Hands of Readers (But It’s Not Sexy) —

Ten Ways New and Diverse Literature Changes Us as By Stephanie Affinito and Kris McGee |

Here's an invitation from @thereadingtub to participate in the Link Up – January 2019

Events, Programs + Research

2.0_WRAD-Social-Stat-1Save the date: February 1 is , a day to celebrate the joy of to kids |

Yes, World Day Is Real, and Here’s Why We Should Celebrate It | If I could I would celebrate by staying home, talking to no one, and taking no calls.

early can make your child a better | Anita Collins + Misty Adoniou

The Behind Making Your Child Smarter - Sue Shellenbarger assesses some possible pursuits | interactive w/ kids, working memory training + staying in help

Contradiction to a previous article I shared this week, via Does Not Improve Performance on Measures of .. Evidence From a Meta-Analytic Review

Growing Bookworms

GoneFishingReaction and Intention: Rethinking the in Early Winter | nudging kids to transition beyond the phase by

Excellent, comprehensive post from | Parents: Creating Joyful Routines at Home |

One Dad’s Resolutions for the New Year |

Easy Ways to Get Your Kids to Read More This Year |

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

On reading goals | "Yes, quantity, and increasing quantity and access to great material matters for all of us, but so does slowing down, savoring text, and actually enjoying the experience" https://t.co/NcHOwoZsi0

Parenting + Play

SwissLifeThis piece resonated w/ me: This year, let’s like it’s 1989 - "We call our country “the land of the free,” yet most children... have no freedom at all" | https://t.co/d4D4gRjb2r

The Age Four Transition to Responsible Childhood | Peter Gray via | | "Many 12-year-olds today are not permitted the independence that 4-year-olds were permitted until just a few decades ago"

The Relentlessness of Modern - | This article is depressing but certainly rings true

Screen Time

Detecting : Phone Apps Could Monitor Teen Angst - |

How Triggered an Unwinnable War Between Parents and Their Boys | |

Schools and Libraries

Stop Calling It - How we speak about reflects class prejudice says | Training is for animals, humans receive education

OnceAndFutureWorker Is Only One Option for Kids. How can we emphasize alternative routes? Guest post by | Referencing +

Looking for an Alternative to ? U.S. Studies German -

Seen as Falling Short in a Pillar of | addresses approach as applied (and not) in NYC https://t.co/2DZcRXaIbn

A 2018 federal report found that only 18 percent of the innovations funded by the lifted achievement | looks at reasons why this is so hard

Self-Improvement / Growth Mindset / Habits

PowerOfHabitHow to Crush Your in the With the Help of | advice from , + , compiled by (via ) https://t.co/dflKNEBvFh

Being Wrong (+ not beating herself up over it) Has Made a Better Teacher - | via

It’s Two Weeks Until Your New Year’s Resolutions Die Young – Tips from to change your resolution mindset

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: December 14: Stop Glorifying Busy + #ReadAloud Some #Christmas #PictureBooks Instead

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #Audiobooks, #BookLists, #ClassroomLibraries, #DiverseBooks, #FreePlay, #Homework, #JoyOfReading, #LearningStyles, #Math, #ReadAloud, #ScreenTime, #STEM, education, parenting, research, and schools.

Top Tweets of the Week

Build Your Stack: Four Ways Can Build a Community of Readers through | ,

This is encouraging: When doctors say ‘read to your toddler,’ new parents listen

Book Lists

SantaBruceA Round-Up from | Includes my new favorite

Here's a nice collection of for your Joy from , , suggestions + more

I especially liked this entry in the 31 Days, 31 Lists: 2018 Books for Kids

Diverse Fantasy Books, a new from | , , + strong princesses

Events, Programs + Research

Mindset2018 Research Highlights | | + more

Aren't a Reliable Way to Categorize , Study Says - |  [See also An additional reason to abandon learning styles -- teachers and pupils do not agree on the pupils' learning style from BPS Research Digest]

Changes Structure of Kids' Brains say early results from study | | "daily screen usage of more than 7 hours showed premature thinning of the brain cortex"

Another Study Finds Eliciting Explanations From Is More Effective Than Telling Them |

Later Start Times In Seattle Results In Improved , Better – And More Sleep | links to recent results https://t.co/tgmeToHrd1

Growing Bookworms

WizardsOfOnceGreat advice here: If we want our children to thrive, teaching them to read is not enough – they must learn to enjoy it |

What’s New | Links to useful resources like tools, a channel w/ stories + more

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Is Listening to a Book the Same Thing as Reading It? Each is suited to different purposes says |

Parenting + Play

I didn't even have to click through to know that My Favorite “Learning” Toys in our House from would NOT feature

FreeRangeKidsDon't Let Your Kid Get Straight A's on recent piece | "Kids need free, unstructured time to discover what they find intrinsically -- extraordinarily -- motivating."

Schools and Libraries

"For 25 Years I was a Pro-Homework Teacher" - Tim Bedley, co-founder of shares his revised take on

Great stuff in this post from | 9 Assumptions to Scrutinize | I agree with Mary that kids WILL work at home w/out official assignments. Mine will anyway.

Down With , Say U.S. School Districts | "The goal of the changes is to give students more time to read, sleep and spend time with family" | I wish our elementary did this

Self Improvement + Motivation

Timely for the season: Stop Glorifying Busy. Start embracing care—for yourself and for the world around you. via (w/ graphic showing 50 ways to take a break) https://t.co/8BdMEDaXg1

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: December 7: #Hanukkah Books, #28DaysLater, #SchoolLibrarians + #RoaldDahl

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this relatively light week include #BookDonation, #BookLists, #BrownBookshelf, #Curiosity, #DiverseBooks, #GenderGap, #GiftGuides, #GrowingBookworms, #Introversion, #parenting, #play, #ReadAloud, #RoaldDahl, #SchoolLibrarians, #ScienceLiteracy, #ViewpointDiversity, #writing, communication, schools, and teaching.

Top Tweet of the Week

Charities That Give Books + Promote , a list from

See also The 2018 Bookish Charitable Giving Guide | + lots more

Book Lists + Gift Guides

AllofaKindFamilyHanukkahA from

21 Diverse Contemporary Books for Kids Ages 8-13, new from |

Some fun ideas in for Young from https://t.co/mXy539Fo0R

Events, Programs + Research

28dayslogo28 Days Later Call for Nominations | is looking for under-the-radar + vanguard Black creators to profile during

Installs Vending Machine That Dispenses Free to Kids Who Read | | Using for behavior, but at least the rewards are books

Fascinating: Why Smart People Are Vulnerable to Putting Before Truth. is important, but w/out parallel trait of "science curiosity," can lead to increased |

Harvard study: Children who start school early more likely to get diagnosis — even if they don’t have it - https://t.co/XmIxuuJz5r

Growing Bookworms

RollerGirlsThe Difference a Can Make, According to a Parent | | Nurturing + providing great books

10 Times When a Book Is a Better Gift Than a Toy | |

Introversion

As an , I so agree w/ this piece about replacing boring small talk w/ authentic discussion | 11 Questions Interesting People Always Ask to Spark Great | | via

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

The In Children's Books Is The Real Monster In The Room | via

gives her students permission to write "bad" , thus taking away the fear / pressure https://t.co/q9IaywgyDt

CharlieAndTheChocolateNetflix to adapt classics to small screen - Deal includes animated versions of Charlie + the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, BFG and lots more (up to 16 titles)

Parenting + Play

Should Parents Eat Lunch With Their Children at ? | I wouldn't. I wonder what thinks

Obvious but still good to see: "Pediatricians say that old-fashioned toys are better for small children than high-tech gadgets, says a new report" from |

Your Love is an Essential Ingredient to Your Child’s

Schools and Libraries

Authentic "Student Voice" Includes Skills via | need to teach how to use

This is very sad: Louisiana Made Headlines for Sending Black Kids to Elite Colleges. Here’s the Reality. + |

This is encouraging: Learn to Put the 'Civil' in - via

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: November 30: #ReadingAloud, Teaching #Writing + Encouraging #Play

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter over the past two weeks @JensBookPage. Topics in this edition include #BookLists, #Bookstores, #drawing, #Giftedness, #grading, #GrowingBookworms, #introversion, #memory, #parenting, #PersonalizedLearning, #play, #reading, #STEM, #StudentChoice, blogging, libraries, schools, and writing.

Top Tweet of the Week

This is simply depressing, and the exact opposite of what I think should be about (kids playing w/ as little parental intervention as possible, so they can practice negotiating, etc. (and have fun!) [My response/RT to Parents article about how parents should supervise heavily during playdates + responses from @FreeRangKids and @JonHaidt]

Book Lists

ChristmasQuietBookTimeless Children's You Will Read Year After Year, from

Proven Books for a 13 year old boy: Teen-tested Top Favorites from

Events, Programs + Research

Update on Online Book Fair for Ballou HS & Charles Hart MS in DC from

The act of something has a “massive” benefit for compared with writing it down –

New Meta-Analysis Finds That Improves Our “Social Ability” | | While benefits shown in study were small, cumulative effects may be larger over time

The number of public students could fall by more than 8% in a decade due to declining births + immigration - reports https://t.co/GCVJb8gQpx

Another research paper reports that Black Improve Outcomes for Black Students | via

Teens' Habits and Experiences | New survey of U.S. teens finds that many young people acknowledge the unique challenges – and benefits – of growing up in the digital age https://t.co/u5XEMTeHEK

Growing Bookworms

EscapeFromLemoncello5 Reasons Why w/ Older Kids Is the Absolute Best | | I agree. Reading w/ my daughter has been a great joy!

How to Encourage a Love of Books and in | |

shares how she learned to love and value via

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

PassionateReadersOn : "in our eagerness to make sure that students can write well, are we extinguishing their very urge to write?" asks | Not my daughter's teacher. She strives to inspire, too.

'I felt terrible': why are blamed when their child doesn't learn to read just from parent . Some kids need more explicit instruction, especially those w/ difficulties

Small are booming after nearly being wiped out -

For , "sharing our work and our reflections in a public space (by ) is one of the best ways to express for others" says https://t.co/F5jej9rEmC

This post from w/ 70+ places to publish + is the Most Important Resource You’ll Find This Month says https://t.co/vzvc6Bz0SU

Parenting + Play

ImportanceOfBeingLittle5 Tips for Raising Children With Active Imaginations by | | Ask open-ended questions + encourage "simple-but-complex"

in is Efficient b/c kids develop multiple skills at once |

Your child is identified as ! Now what? Tips for next steps, liking learning about local resources, from

Kind of sad that this needed, but still a fun idea: Host a MeetUp: Chat While Kids Go Off and ! -

Our brains benefit from . Here’s why, and how parents can help get plenty of it.

Schools and Libraries

Breaking the age barrier in K12 | Combining multiple grades in one classroom improves + , says article in https://t.co/p7U1kxoKCS

Where Will Lead responds to recent article

ArtOfScreenTimeThe Future Of ? Well, It's Personal : takes a detailed look at 2 approaches to , from plusses to developing backlash

What Giving Students Choice Looks Like in the Classroom | | 11 ways that can offer in

A Report on Reports + the difference that it can make when a responds to the specific needs of a young |

Why Matters to | It builds ownership + lots more |

A Strategy That Puts the Focus on From |

This post from made me smile: An Exhaustive List of My Pathetic Injuries | Ah, the challenging life of the elementary

FourTendenciesWhy the is a Rebel’s Best Friend by |

Reflection on from LBurkins | "My classroom library was built and will be curated from the vast identities of children who have entered through the doors of our classroom."

As an undergrad major, I appreciated this post by about a spectacular new in China, profiled in a CE magazine

Where in the world are most respected? Not in the U.S., a new survey shows, but in China + Malaysia they are seen on par w/ doctors. https://t.co/aZbt1mC7oO

STEM

CA take on with the help of college students | |

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: November 16: Streamlining #SocialMedia, Encouraging #Play + Keeping #Learning Personal

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #curiosity, #Diversity, #GrowingBookworms, #GrowthMindset, #HigherEd, #Homework, #homework, #JoyOfReading, #kidlit, #PersonalizedLearning, #play, #ReadingLogs, #ScreenTime, parenting, schools, and teaching.

Informational Tweet

FYI for anyone interested, I am trying to streamline my online life. I deactivated my Facebook page and my + Twitter accounts. I'll continue sharing things @JensBookPage and on my personal Facebook account.

Book Lists

BeaversBetter Together: Funny Pairings in 2018 Books for Kids —

Diversity

The Importance Of | Study: black students who have 1-2 black teachers in elementary are more likely to enroll in

Why Bright Girls Struggle: When Ability Doesn't Lead to Confidence | | they pick up after being praised as "good students" vs. developing

Growing Bookworms

8thGradeSuperzeroExpert Tips for Keeping Busy Kids Connected to Books | | I especially liked quoted motto on kids' selection “Nothing without joy!”

7 Ways for to Communicate Caring About At-Home – w/out | lists, + more |

Seattle high-school teacher shares ‘the wonder of books’ with students on a different kind of field trip |

Higher Ed

Studious friends and roommates might lead to higher grades in -

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Evangelinecoverlarge1Introducing new website dedicated to Spooky books via

Six Reasons to Read from | , + (one I love) modeling to your kids |

Thoughts on the value of having Time to Think, and how difficult it can be to carve out from

Parenting + Play

IrresistibleThe sneaky science behind your child’s tech obsession w/ concrete tips for fighting back - |

The Mad Rush to is Killing Our Children’s Entrepreneurial Spirit | They spend so much time on extracurriculars + studying that they don't have time to by https://t.co/QrKkw2j85H

Reasons Your Kids Need to Move More and How to Fit It In Your Day – If you want your kids to be smart, teach them to jump rope, depends on movement

Schools and Libraries

FutureDriven7 Unexpected Benefits of by + more

Homework: Too Much Too Early? | If you ask me any in K is too much

Brooklyn students hold walkout in protest of Facebook-designed online program, saying it forces them to stare at computers for hours and “teach ourselves.” via

Why Does Sometimes Feel Impersonal? Platforms can detach students from the personal relationships w/ + peers that are critical to

InnovatorsMindset4 Skills and Traits Great Teach That Will Always be Essential – | Hard work, + more

6 Questions that Promote Agency –

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