327 posts categorized "Twitter Links" Feed

Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 11: The New #HungerGames Book, Recycled Legos and #JoyOfReading

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #AchievementGap, #BookAwards, #BookLists, #ClassroomLibraries, #EdTech, #gender, #grades, #GrowingBookworms, #LoveOfReading, #OutdoorPlay, #ReadAloud, #ScreenTime, #ThirdGradeCliff, parenting, publishing, schools, sleep,  and  writing. 

Top Tweets of the Week

Ballad_of_Songbirds_and_Snakes_Cover_3DToday @Scholastic announced the title + cover of the new #HungerGames prequel: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, releasing May 19 w/ 1st print of 2.5M copies | It's going to be huge | #yalit #publishing

I think this is very cool. Have #Legos lying around? @LEGO_Group says US customers can mail them in for free and they'll be cleaned and donated to schools via @TeachForAmerica https://t.co/R2QbJjMhCp?amp=1

Book Lists + Awards

#NYCC ’19: The Harvey Awards Winners – Congratulations to @StudioJJK + @GraphixBooks on Hey Kiddo's win for Book of the Year ow.ly/hAWC30pGkoE @multiversitycom #GraphicNovels

55 Great #HistoricalFiction Books for Readers Aged 8-14 Years ow.ly/ClvM30pGN3r | Detailed #BookList from @TrevorHCairney (some titles may only be available in Australia)

Top Ten Quick-Start Books for #MiddleSchool that will hook readers right away by @ChristiansenLMS @nerdybookclub ow.ly/G4os30pFCuG #BookList #ReluctantReaders

Diversity + Gender

The problem with boys' academic underachievement "is not going away + its consequences ... are potentially dire" but maybe it's not fashionable to address it says @greg_ashman https://t.co/fafb8QZJmG?amp=1

Events, Programs + Research

Parents who read to their child on a tablet end up having less interaction together, a new study finds - @cnnhealth via @tashrow ow.ly/gyFO30pFnI0 #ReadAloud #ScreenTime

How Sleep Influences College Students' #Grades | ow.ly/xrzH30pFnU2 | @Jamie_Ducharme @TIME via @ResearchDigest | MIT professor finds consistency of #SleepSchedules correlates w/ academic performance, which may benefit women

This is interesting (if not surprising): Who (in terms of demographics) doesn’t read books in America? | @pewresearch via @tashrow ow.ly/Znxp30pFnOU #JoyOfReading #EducationalEquity

SCBWI’s Third Annual #Literacy Initiative Gives Books, Builds Dreams, and Offers Hope to Readers In Need | @nerdybookclub @scbwi https://t.co/j3oOjdo8xV?amp=1

Growing Bookworms

Book Hooks: Nurturing #LoveOfReading in the youngest readers via #BoardBook + #PictureBook Series ow.ly/vdHm30pGN20 @TheReadingTub #GrowingBookworms

#Teachers, please read: Readers, in Spite of School by @donalynbooks @nerdybookclub ow.ly/HrYi30pGkPb | "do you think there’s a way we can teach (already engaged readers) ... without killing or disrespecting their reading lives in the process?" #LoveOfReading

Thoughts from @ReadByExample on #ClassroomLibraries + Student Involvement, inspired by recent @donalynbooks questions about #schools + encouraging (or not) #JoyOfReading https://t.co/gyxcuER9k8?amp=1

3 Things Parents Should Do to Raise Lifelong Readers (Besides Bedtime Stories) | ow.ly/hMj630pFnMx | @EntryLevelRebel @Inc shares highlights from @jpinsk + @DTWillingham | #JoyOfReading #BackgroundKnowledge #WordPlay

Stop Rushing Kids out of #GraphicNovels – A great reminder from @pernilleripp for parents + teachers to "embrace the books they read and help them find more books like it instead" https://t.co/DPZ9kiJIIA?amp=1

Give Kids Good Books And They'll Love Reading Forever | @JolieRancher posits that the #ThirdGradeCliff in #LoveOfReading stems from schools pressing kids to "dense and outdated" books vs. more relevant fare ow.ly/alI230pFnoz @HuffPostLife

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Sometimes writers of #nonfiction books get abused online, too. If you disagree with a writer, don't be vicious or abusive to them personally says @annerooney @AwfullyBigBlog ow.ly/aywt30pGWHg #writing

Fond memories of the @Scholastic #BookFair from @literacious ow.ly/i0TW30pFAqj #JoyOfReading #LoveOfBooks

For those who follow such things, the @nytimes is again making changes to its #BestsellerLists ow.ly/CHNj30pFndb @PublishersWkly via @CynLeitichSmith #Publishing

Parenting + Play

Multitasking is making parents lose it with their kids. Here’s how to break the cycle. @SWMama @onparenting suggests parents try focusing on one thing at a time ow.ly/9AGX30pFkRp | #parenting #focus

Schools and Libraries

UK's first outdoor primary school opens in London. Kids to spend 95% of their days outside ow.ly/6mNP30pFCto | @nomiackerman @EveningStandard via @drdouggreen #OutdoorPlay

Brain Wars: Evaluating #Montessori #Education Principles via lens of Modern #BrainScience - @MarlaSzwast calls it brain-friendly https://t.co/GrRksAiSTx?amp=1

Educational disparities among minority students are largely driven by their concentration in high-poverty areas, new @StanfordCEPA study finds ow.ly/VdZX30pFClh @mcjomcg @WSJ #AchievementGap #integration

#EdTech Usage Levels Are Low: What Should #Schools Do? - @AlysonRKlein @educationweek ow.ly/uzty30pFbLy | "Most software licenses districts buy never get used... a median of 30 % of ed-tech licenses are never used at all."

After listening to her 8th graders complain about an assignment, @MsYingling completes her own #BookProject on A Tale of Magic ow.ly/jPFq30pFn2g | #reading #accountability

Finally, Feel Free to Return That Library Book You Checked Out in 1981 | This @WSJ piece is about the #libraries that are eliminating late fees https://t.co/VBXEA5K3Y2?amp=1

© 2019 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage

Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 4: On Encouraging #LoveOfReading + Hard Work in Kids

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #Bullying, #coding, #eBooks, #GrowingBookworms, #LoveOfBooks, #MentalHealth, #ReadAloud, #ScreenTime, #testing, parenting, publishing, and  hard work. 

Book Lists

11 Best Books for 6-Year-Olds | "the best books for any 6-year-old are the ones they love the most — no matter how silly the story may seem" ow.ly/hYXP30pCpAs | @strategist via @CynLeitichSmith

Chapter Book #ReadAlouds for 1st Graders – excellent #BookList from @literacious ow.ly/7m7x30pCq3G | Please keep sharing books w/ your kids, parents, even if they can read themselves

Books About #Bullying for Kids, new #BookList from @growingbbb ow.ly/7LIo30pEc2M #PictureBooks #MiddleGrade

Latinx and Hispanic #MiddleGrade Books by #OwnVoices Authors, new #BookList from @momandkiddo ow.ly/vN4D30pDNkv #DiverseBooks

Growing Bookworms

Should You Read to Older Children? Why I Read My Tween Bedtime Stories – @SheKnows ow.ly/ThMw30pEBLM | I love that this mom + her 12 y.o. daughter still read #PictureBooks together

Hook them on Reading with Book Series ow.ly/PlVQ30pEZNp | Series satisfy our inner need for serial stories + provide the comfort of familiarity for kids, says @TheReadingTub  | #JoyOfReading

Parents play a key role in fostering children's #LoveOfReading | "Continue to read to your child" + more | ow.ly/B90q30pCpWn | @medical_xpress @ConversationUS @tashrow

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

How Do Kids Learn to Read? What the Science Says + why systematic, explicit #phonics instruction is important ow.ly/hCI930pF01g@educationweek via @JGCanada #ReadingInstruction

Strange Bookmarks: An Overview — funny post (if somewhat disturbing for #BookLovers) @100scopenotes ow.ly/Fgsr30pDNmb

Why This Librarian Is Using Twitter To Fight Changes To Library #Ebook Pricing Terms ow.ly/5eRq30pCpTi @kidsilkhaze @Forbes #publishing

Children's books are tackling dark and taboo topics. AU author Morris Gleitzman says that's nothing to be afraid of - @abcnews via @tashrow ow.ly/HgIi30pCpIB | #kidlit #censorship

Parenting, Play + Screen Time

#School Doesn't Have to Be Fun All the Time, Hard Work Benefits Kids, even if it doesn't always pay off | Good stuff from @kagmoran @WeAreTeachers ow.ly/m5S530pDNlt #Failure

More good advice: Do You Think Your Child is Being Lazy with Their Schoolwork? How to tell + how to help them overcome it ow.ly/Ewch30pDNo1 | "Working hard is transferable" says @MarlaSzwast

Not all #ScreenTime causes kids to underperform in school, study says. Only the time spent watching TV + playing #VideoGames mattered. But kids spend a lot of time on those ow.ly/hpi430pEbQx @CTVNews @drdouggreen

Students in high-achieving schools are now named an “at-risk” group because of impact of chronic stress on health + well-being ow.ly/Lh9930pDN95 @washingtonpost #MentalHealth #parenting


Teen Hackers Try to Convince Parents They Are Up to Good - @juliejargon @WSJ ow.ly/ac7230pEBQn | #Coding #STEM | "Hacking club" apparently sounds cooler than "coding club"

Why Girls’ Superior #Reading Skills May Be Lowering Their Future Salaries – @ResearchDigest ow.ly/bnUU30pF05t | Girls who are good at #math tend to be even better at #reading + to focus on that instead of #STEM fields


Support Builds For Making the #SAT Untimed For Everyone: A possible solution to the "Gaming the System" problem @gtoppo @EducationNext ow.ly/jH5H30pEccR #testing #VarsityBlues #EducationalEquity

© 2019 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage

Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 27: #ReadingLevels, #PlayBasedLearning + Deferring #Smartphones for Kids

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #BookSelection, #ClassroomLibraries, #eBooks, #GraphicNovels, #GrowthMindset, #LoveOfBooks, #PictureBooks, #play, #ReadingLevels, #ScreenTime, parenting, publishing, reading, and schools. 

Top Tweet of the Week

Here's what I'd like to know. How many kids around the country today are hoping to do poorly on the Star Reading Test, so that (w/ lower #ReadingLevel) they can read books that they actually want to read? #AR #testing #JoyOfReading #Schools  [Not a link, but this tweet generated some nice discussion last weekend.]

Book Lists

The BEST List of Preschool Books About Seasons, new #BookList from @growingbbb ow.ly/iljM30pAHII #PictureBooks

If You Like The #HungerGames... Read These Next! #BookList from @momandkiddo | I would add the #Uglies + #Imposters series from @ScottWesterfeld

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

#BookGirl by Sarah Clarkson @thoroughlyalive: How To Choose Books – I chimed in on discussion on #BookSelection @semicolonblog ow.ly/zTTB30pAUW6

Physical books still outsell #eBooks — and here's why ow.ly/eJxB30pzOg2 | @MerylHalls tells @CNBC that people love to display what they've read + signal #LoveOfBooks to the world

Bring Back #Handwriting: It’s Good for Your Brain - @markhamh @elemental via @TheReadingTub ow.ly/SZPA30pzO8K | #writing #MentalHealth

New study finds that Our Brains Represent The Meaning Of Words the Same Way Whether We Read Them Or Hear Them – @EmmaELYoung @ResearchDigest ow.ly/whrd30pBAh2 #reading #Audiobooks #eBooks

Why New @goraina Graphic Memoir ‘Guts’ Has A One Million Copy Print Run ow.ly/t2Ax30pzObK | @Forbes @Scholastic via @tashrow | "Raina is a fantastic advocate" for the message that #GraphicNovels are real #reading

Children + Authors To Collaborate on The #StorySeeds #Podcast, Launching this Fall w/ the #Kidlitosphere's own @fuseeight as host ow.ly/YwAg30pBm8B @LitSafariMedia

Parenting, Play + #ScreenTime

We Need to Define #PlayBasedLearning#Play is not a child going through structured stations in a classroom, says @HonorsGradU. It is truly child led. https://t.co/WZIlsqgFxl?amp=1

Girls vs. Boys: Brain Differences Might Explain Tech Behaviors (girls spending time on #SocialMedia + boys on #gaming) | @juliejargon @WSJ ow.ly/JRy530pC1jL | #ScreenTime

I liked this piece in @TheAtlantic about why Sarah P. Weeldreyer Won't Buy Her Teenagers Smartphones ow.ly/qpd830pAmY1 #ScreenTime #parenting

Schools and Libraries

The Smaller Class Size Debate- What’s the Deal With The Numbers? – @HonorsGradU ow.ly/nXEZ30pC1Wy | Research finds "Class sizes need to be 13-17 students in order to be considered small enough to yield impactful advances." Worth the cost?

Schools will dump it': expert raises doubts over schools' ability to teach #GrowthMindset ow.ly/3p6F30pANjx @smh via @greg_ashman

Creating and Maintaining a #ClassroomLibrary that gives kids an authentic #reading life, instead of defining them by #ReadingLevels by Savannah Campbell @nerdybookclub https://t.co/FwRQ0DEKIh?amp=1

How 'Standards' Work In A New Knowledge-Driven #Reading Curriculum - @Doug_Lemov ow.ly/cFbf30pBAtL #SpacedPractice #BackgroundKnowledge

I Should Have Thanked My #Teachers. I regret I never told them how profound their effect on me was, says former MLB commissioner Fay Vincent @WSJopinion https://t.co/okZ27fWyvB?amp=1

Good piece on helping students to remember things. The difference between #EpisodicMemory + #SemanticMemory -> working on the latter before planning memorable experiences @ClareSealy @EducationNext

© 2019 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage

Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 20: Helicopter Parenting, Giftedness, and Read Alouds in the Classroom

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookAwards, #BookLists, #CognitiveScience, #Giftedness, #KnowledgeGap, #MentalHealth, #neurodiversity, #ReadAloud, #ScreenTime, #teaching, #VideoGames, friendship, libraries, and parenting.

Top Tweet of the Week

Want better readers? Spend less time #teaching kids to find the main idea, #KnowledgeGap author @natwexler argues ow.ly/sQ8730pyTQc | #CognitiveScience #BackgroundKnowledge #AchievementGap

Book Lists + Awards

The @nationalbook Award Longlist for Young People’s Literature, shared by @tashrow ow.ly/70br30pyqyH #kidlit #YA

10 Books for Readers Who Love The Baby-Sitters Club, a #BookList from @momandkiddo ow.ly/aGKX30pwWLj #BSC #MiddleGradeFiction

#Neurodiversity in Middle Grade Books | #BookList featuring viewpoint characters w/ dyslexia, ADHD, sensory disorders, anxiety + more @momandkiddo

Growing Bookworms

Why Do Some People Love Reading? Nice piece by @jpinsk in @TheAtlantic| Model reading for your kids as "a private pleasure-delivery system" ow.ly/DoXC30pzqFm via @DTWillingham #JoyOfReading

On the joys of implementing a #PictureBook #bookaday #ReadAloud in Middle School – @heisereads @ChoiceLiteracy ow.ly/2Qbs30pwSFg #ClassroomBookADay

Parenting, Screen Time + Play

Keeping Tabs on Your Kids: The Latest Parental Controls From Apple, Google and Amazon - @juliejargon @WSJ ow.ly/lJfJ30pyTBE #parenting #ScreenTime

Tips on not being a Helicopter Mom from @HonorsGradU ow.ly/W7hX30pyqy7 #Parenting #Resilience #Independence

When You Think Your Child’s Teacher Is a Bad Fit, when to act vs. when you should step back + stop helicoptering - @WSJ ow.ly/GL0O30pyqiP #parenting

Research and Behavior

The Evolutionary Benefit of #Friendship. Friends made us smarter + gave us more potential, says @farnamstreet ow.ly/5qLW30pyqMW #EvolutionaryBiology

How To Cope Under Pressure, According To Psychology – @EmmaELYoung @ResearchDigest ow.ly/G1yc30pyqFw #StressMindsets #MentalHealth

When False Claims Are Repeated, We Start To Believe They Are True — Here’s How Behaving Like A Fact-Checker Can Help – @mattbwarren @ResearchDigest ow.ly/X29M30pwWJU | Thinking about whether things are true or not when you first hear them helps later

Americans Don’t Fully Trust Many Who Hold Positions of Power and Responsibility | New @pewresearch survey finds K-12 #SchoolPrincipals, cops + military at the top, congress + tech leaders at the bottom re: trust https://t.co/uAvOTnvgtk?amp=1

Schools and Libraries

New teaching tool in history class: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ #VideoGame@gcacho @EastBayTimes ow.ly/vBB730pyTHZ | Color me skeptical. Note results showed students taught "old school" way learned better

10 Things the Movie #ThePublic Got Right About #Libraries@literacious ow.ly/eFwG30pwWNg | Yes, people wait outside for the library to open

A Reminder from @jasonrileywsj, citing Chester Finn, that Not All #GiftedChildren Are From Affluent Families ow.ly/MXvZ30pyTDK | #SchoolReform #AP #CollegeBoard

4 Poll Results That'll Shape the 2020 Election #EdPolicy Debates. What struck me: parents, esp. nonwhite parents, + teachers support stricter school discipline, even as CA is legislating the opposite @EducationNext https://t.co/zuRxhzJAE1?amp=1

© 2019 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage.

Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 13: Growing Bookworms, Academic Retention, Reading Logs + More

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #CharterSchools, #CriticalThinking, #Dyslexia, #GraphicNovels, #GrowingBookworms, #GrowthMindset, #HigherEd, #homework, #iGen, #JoyOfReading, #PoliticalCorrectness, #ReadingLogs, #SummerSlide, libraries, publishing, schools, teachers, and writing.

Top Tweet of the Week

The Most Powerful Way To Instill – And Keep – A #LoveOfReading – Good recommendations from @Kateywrites at All The Wonders ow.ly/Toof30pvtPe #parenting

Book Lists

JoyPictureBook#PictureBooks that Spark Joy and Encourage #Play | #BookReviews + #BookList from @kegancunningham ow.ly/2m2h30pvtRb

Children's #GraphicNovels with No Violence that are still action-packed | #BookList from @momandkiddo https://t.co/dQCkHoPrlv?amp=1

Magical #MiddleGrade #GraphicNovels that Celebrate the Weirdness of Growing Up | @emsteinkellner @BookishHQ ow.ly/c9xd30pupTx via @tashrow

Events + Literacy Programs

Get ready for the UK's National #LibrariesWeek by Dawn Finch @AwfullyBigBlog ow.ly/TSCm30puDLQ | #Library facts + links | #DigitalLiteracy

Growing Bookworms

HowToRaiseAReaderNYT editor @PamelaPaulNYT shares tips from her latest book on ‘How to Raise a Reader’ | @WTOP via @MrsPstorytime ow.ly/CzwG30pw801 | #GrowingBookworms #IntrinsicRewards

Reading Their Way! Upside Down is Totally Okay. @TheReadingTub makes the case for letting toddlers hold the book however they like, to cultivate #JoyOfReading ow.ly/RU5r30pw845

A reminder from @ClareLandrigan that A #Reading Life Is Not Linear. Teachers need to accept detours along students' paths to #JoyOfReading ow.ly/5vTm30pvtXq @nerdybookclub

Higher Ed

‘Nope, You’re Not Special.’ How the College Scam Mastermind Rick Singer Recruited Families - @jenniferlevitz + @melissakorn @WSJ ow.ly/2TjY30purPu | #HighedEd #parenting

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Inventing a new verb, 'to snowflakize' | publishing's good-intentions-gone-mad outcome of banning too many things from children's books by Anne Rooney @AwfullyBigBlog ow.ly/GsMA30pvtTU

MIT Technology Review young writers essay contest (must be under 18) - “What do adults not know about my generation and technology?” ow.ly/vsts30puDuW @techreview via @drdouggreen #writing #iGen

Parenting + Play

HowTheOtherHalfLearnsThe Secret of a #CharterSchool ’s Success? Parents. "School culture and parent buy-in matter" for educational outcomes, says @rpondiscio @WSJ in essay adapted from coming book https://t.co/iTLpNkMROr?amp=1

Great piece from @everead on why You Should Definitely Read Mindset by #CarolDweck ow.ly/IOla30puso7 | #GrowthMindset #parenting | I also recommend #MathematicalMindsets by @joboaler

Schools and Libraries

The Email that @pernilleripp Sends Every Year Requesting For Her Children To Not Have to Do #ReadingLogs ow.ly/sHop30pw3pS | I'm happy not to have any requirement for that again this year

Thoughts on the Power of Questions for #Learning + tips for improving yours from @farnamstreet https://t.co/r0U1Phe4PN?amp=1

A #reading ‘crisis’: Why some New York City parents created a #CharterSchool for dyslexic students ow.ly/IhhH30puWTO @Chalkbeat via @MindShiftKQED | #LearningDisabilities #Phonic #ReadingInstruction

HomeworkMythgThe Crucial Steps in #Education Are the Ones We May Have Skipped, like focusing #IntrinsicMotivation vs. extrinsic + asking how to stop #grading or why to assign #homework at all @alfiekohn ow.ly/7fnr30puDVG

Educator: There's A Mass Teacher Exodus, Not Shortage | Negative incentives + #testing drive people out #teaching ow.ly/m0V230puDPK | Testing $ should be spent on books (+ other needs) instead | @slekar @WPR

Boosting School Quality Remains a Slog for States, Nation - @EvieBlad @educationweek ow.ly/9mhs30puq4q #ESSA #EdReform

Michigan teachers: Flunking won’t help kids read. We have better ideas. ow.ly/K2HV30puWVw | @BridgeMichigan via @MindShiftKQED | #ReadingInstruction #AcademicRetention

Miscellaneous Research Studies

MindWideOpenAn idea from @Doug_Lemov to replace #LearningStyles w/ #AttentionTypes after reading chapter on attention + sensory channels in the brain by @stevenbjohnson https://t.co/8gpZkRxBTR?amp=1

Research on how to teach #CriticalThinking contradicts education trends | @DTWillingham reports scientists are united in their belief that #ContentKnowledge is crucial, but #Schools are teaching skills in isolation ow.ly/OKLR30pw3DM @hechingerreport

True or False: The #SummerSlide Is Real. Researchers are looking at this again, after trouble replicating original 30 year old study on #learning loss + #AchievementGap ow.ly/p2eb30puDeT @mcjomcg @WSJ

“Politically Incorrect” Speakers Are Seen As More Authentic — Especially If The Audience Already Shares Their Views – but come across as less warm ow.ly/OxFh30pw3wZ #PoliticalCorrectness @ResearchDigest @EmmaELYoung

Harvard study shows that students learn more when classrooms employ #ActiveLearning strategies, but think they don't. Further evidence that student evaluations aren't correlated w/ #learning https://t.co/DdfzuHA9NM?amp=1

Wouldn't this be nice? People’s Responses To News Clips Suggest There Is A Greater Market For Happy Stories Than Journalists Realise – @mattbwarren @ResearchDigest https://t.co/cwSs7O6GcZ?amp=1

© 2019 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage

Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 6: All About #ScreenTime, #Play + #MentalHealth

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this relatively light week include #CharterSchools, #EdTech, #HigherEd, #homework, #literacy, #MentalHealth, #NoSummerSlide, #parenting, #play, #ReadAloud, #ScreenTime and #SocialMedia.

Growing Bookworms

#NoSummerSlide Week 14 – Wow! What a Summer | Using a recap of summer highlights to practice + model #literacy skills from @TheReadingTub ow.ly/pJid30ptgAJ

Higher Ed

‘Father Is Surgeon,’ ‘1 Mil Pledge’: The Role of Money in USC Admissions - Defense in #HigherEd admission scandal is that USC took money into account anyway @jenniferlevitz @melissakorn @WSJ https://t.co/CGURhbRDUs?amp=1

Parenting + Play

Three Things Overscheduled Kids Need More of in Their Lives: playtime, downtime, family time by @dfkris @MindShiftKQED, citing Denise Pope @StanfordEd ow.ly/IzAI30ptfRr | Also choice over extracurriculars

Schools and Libraries

OtherHalfLearnsRobert Pondiscio Just Wrote a Book About Success Academy #CharterSchools. It Does Not Support Either Preferred Narrative, but captures a central conflict of the debate | @The74 https://t.co/lLvuurFTBq?amp=1

#BackToSchool Planning + #Homework Tips for a Great Year from @TheReadingTub ow.ly/YrLr30ptgox | #checklists, study habits + #play

Join #SchoolLibrarian @100scopenotes in his Quest for the Best #ReadAloud Chair ow.ly/CucV30ptgnR

#Literacy: The Forgotten Social Justice Issue - @MsJasmineMN @ProjForeverFree ow.ly/UgX830pu2US | "we can not fully proclaim that Black Lives Matter until Black literacy does" + we need to raise the bar in teaching #Reading

Screen Time + Mental Health

Schools Pushed for #EdTech in Every Classroom. Now Parents Are Pushing Back, asking for return of print books + pencils | @BetsyMorris2 + @Tawnell @WSJ discuss in-depth ow.ly/K0PU30ptxIe #ScreenTime

Kids' Phones Buzz in Class—With Texts From Mom and Dad - @juliejargon @WSJ ow.ly/fyb330ptHWW | #ScreenTime #Parenting

IGenThe Scientific Debate Over Teens, #ScreenTime And #MentalHealth | @anya1anya @MindShiftKQED talks w/ @jean_twenge @OrbenAmy + @epi_kerrykeyes for range of views https://t.co/Dvza1hN5fX?amp=1

A response to the above piece from @Jean_Twenge: My response to the inaccuracies in this article, with graphs:  https://t.co/evnAgF6Sty?amp=1

That response led to a revision and correction of the original article, shared by @epi_kerrykeyes: https://t.co/rFgcZOPhio?amp=1

Meanwhile, a new study says kids' lack of sleep is ‘more harmful to #MentalHealth than #SocialMedia use’ | @NicolaKSDavis @guardian ow.ly/fpsK30ptfYp via @MindShiftKQED https://t.co/aIpCmZaaFM?amp=1

© 2019 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage

Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 30: #JoyOfReading, #SchoolLibrarians + Happy Labor Day Weekend

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics for this light week include #Audiobooks, #ChildDevelopment, #HigherEd, #JoyOfReading, #literacy, #MentalHealth, #SchoolLibrarians, #SocialMedia, magic, parenting, publishing, and schools. Wishing those of you in the U.S. a relaxing Labor Day weekend. 

Top Tweet of the Week

Depressing @latimes Op-Ed from #HighSchool teacher: My students don't read any more. Why? "Reading books has been sacrificed to the tyranny of texting and the dizzying array of #SocialMedia platforms." ow.ly/f1VW30pqtU7 #JoyOfReading

Growing Bookworms

101MagicTricks#NoSummerSlide Week 13 @TheReadingTub – Abracadabra It’s Magical | #science + #literacy concepts behind #magic ow.ly/BVV130ppKFu

Higher Ed

Facing Criticism, College Board Drops Plans for #SAT Student Adversity Scores - @dougbelkin @WSJ ow.ly/jA0s30pqz4d | There will still be new metrics to track social + economic backgrounds, but no one index

To help first generation college students succeed, schools enlist parents ow.ly/lBpc30ppKE0 @hechingerreport via @MindShiftKQED | #HigherEd

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Book Publishers Sue Amazon’s @audible_com to Block Coming #Audiobook Captioning Service - @JeffreyT1 @WSJ ow.ly/ekY730ppwik #Publishing

BestFriendsMy daughter will not be heard from for a while. Our pre-order of BEST FRIENDS arrived | Thank you @haleshannon + LeUyen Pham + @01FirstSecond + all who make #GraphicNovels for helping give my child the #JoyOfReading [No link, but I thought book-lovers would appreciate it anyway.]

Parenting, Child Development + Play

Study Finds Kids w/ An Older Brother Have Poorer Language Skills Than Those w/ A Big Sister – @ResearchDigest @mattbwarren ow.ly/T5Ll30ppkbL #ChildDevelopment

How Can Parents + #Schools Help Kids w/ Anxiety? | @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED ow.ly/P5t930ppKDm #MentalHealth #Parenting

Youth Sports Have Gotten Too Crazy. They (Meaning Parents) Should Relax - @jasongay @WSJ https://t.co/jbihsLfVLJ?amp=1

Schools and Libraries

Decline in #SchoolLibrarians leaves students without information guides just as they need help w/ web-based info @Cate_M_May @dhnews https://t.co/y2lOkIhCBA?amp=1

Today's @WSJ reports Parents Face a Growing Barrage of Fees (for books, registration, libraries, etc.) as Students Head Back to Public #School. Have you seen this? ow.ly/69iB30pq71H @Tawnell

© 2019 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage

Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 23: #BackToSchool Books + Advice for Nurturing #JoyOfLearning

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week #Audiobooks, #BookAwards, #BookLists, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #EducationalEquity, #FreeRangeKids, #GraphicNovels, #GrowingBookworms, #Homework, #JoyOfReading, #NoSummerSlide, #OutdoorPlay, #reading, #SchoolChoices, #STEM, libraries, publishing, recess, and schools. 

Top Tweet of the Week

Cybils-Logo-2019-RoundHey there, people who blog (incl. non-tradl platforms like YouTube, Instagram, etc.) about #kidlit + #YA: It’s the 2019 #Cybils Call for Judges!! | Help select the best-written, most kid-friendly titles of the year ow.ly/pWr130poAMU

Book Lists + Awards

My Favorite Back to School #PictureBooks for 2019 – #BookList from @pernilleripp w/ older + newer titles https://t.co/dk3MrgZcSp?amp=1

Crack the Code! 9 Books About Puzzles and Codes for 9- to 12-Year-Olds | A #BookList my 9 y.o. will love from @denabooks @ReadBrightly ow.ly/rUNV30pnMjN #kidlit

ProphetCallsBridging the Gap Between #MiddleGrade and #YoungAdult: Upper Middle Grade – A useful #BookList from @MGBookVillage https://t.co/qgbmtJwoVk?amp=1

A contemporary, diverse 6th-8th Grade Back To School Reading List that @literacious "can guarantee kids will love" ow.ly/vbIy30pnij7 #BookList #DiverseBooks

Lodestar Award For Best Young Adult Science Fiction Or Fantasy Book Announced, reports @gail_gauthier ow.ly/zset30pnMwa | Congratulations to Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi @MacKidsBooks #SFF #YA

#Kidlit + #YA bloggers: You can find more details about the 2019 #CYBILS Call for Judges @literacious ow.ly/69Vt30poR1X | Identify excellent + kid-appealing titles in #fiction, #nonfiction, #poetry, #GraphicNovels + more

Growing Bookworms

CatInTheHatOn The Importance of #PictureBooks for babies, toddlers + older children | @vanessalobue @PsychToday ow.ly/VQmK30pmMJS #literacy #LoveOfBooks

Expert Tips for Keeping Busy Kids Connected to Books | Advice gathered by @olugbemisola @ReadBrightly ow.ly/mXMM30pnMlw | I especially liked “Nothing without joy!”

Ten Ways to Get Reluctant Adolescent Readers Reading by Sherri K. Wilcox @nerdybookclub ow.ly/x8DB30pninA #GrowingBookworms #ReadingCulture

#NoSummerSlide Week 12 – It’s a Secret, tips from @TheReadingTub to sneak in some #literacy while running Spy Training Camp! ow.ly/8hUt30pnipE | We did spy camp at our house a couple of summers ago :-)

I like this idea from @100scopenotes for #SchoolLibraries: Kids + Books + Instax (instant prints of kids w/ favorite books) ow.ly/P35M30po61M #JoyOfReading

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

GutsIn today's obvious news that I still appreciated, @WSJ reports that #GraphicNovels are taking off w/ young readers ow.ly/EQJA30po5qf #kidlit #JoyOfReading

I’d Rather Read With My Ears - @WSJopinion on the joys of #Audiobooks ow.ly/U33830po5vr | #reading

Breaking Down the Changes to E-Content in Your Local #Libraries: What You Need to Know — @FuseEightmow.ly/HV9930poRek #eBooks #Audiobooks #Publishing

Parenting, Play + Screen Time

RT @RitaPlatt: Free range children. It's hard. It's scary. But, parents, we have to let them play. Walk to the store, ride their bikes, find new friends, explore their world. Without our intervention. @NewYorkTimes11 nytimes.com/2019/08/17/opi

RevivingOpheliaThe Lonely Burden of Today’s Teenage Girls - new research by Mary Pipher and Sara Pipher Gilliam suggests many are becoming more anxious, depressed + solitary ow.ly/1LjN30pniEK @WSJ #SocialMedia

#Homework Doesn’t Have to Be a Constant Battle - an educational psychologist shares constructive ways to get kids to do their h/w ow.ly/aFT430poVqM | Clare Ansberry @WSJ #parenting

‘Adult Recess’ Is Booming, Because Being a Grown-Up Is Hard - @WSJ ow.ly/26rR30po5A0 | I say do what you like, as long as the people participating also support plenty of #recess for kids in #schools

Kids may need to learn to love nature - study finds preference for outdoors isn't a given in childhood + seems to increase over time ow.ly/O94930poR73 #OutdoorPlay @FuturityNews @drdouggreen

Schools and Libraries

FlowNovelty and Mystery – ideas from @ReadByExample to capture students' attention + help them find #flow ow.ly/If0V30pnip5 | Engage the senses when #reading, + more

Public Support Grows for Higher #TeacherPay, School Spending and Expanded #SchoolChoice per 2019 @EducationNext Poll ow.ly/2eGN30po5Oh #CommonCore support also rebounding

Growing Advanced Placement in Montgomery County, MD to improve #EducationalEquity: interesting book excerpt @EducationNext ow.ly/DWgh30poRbq | #AP #schools

How a flawed idea is teaching millions of kids to be poor readers | Cueing theory / MSV still being used in #ReadingInstruction despite being debunked by cognitive scientists, says @apmreports @ehanford https://t.co/4m414Cw61N?amp=1

Distracted students? San Mateo CA High is locking up cell phones ow.ly/6amI30po5h1 @mercnews #Yondr #schools

This is pretty neat: #Library receipt goes viral after reader saves more than $7,000 (over time) by borrowing books ow.ly/hZy430pmMQk | via @tashrow


How Revising #Math Exams Turns Students Into Learners, Not Processors | @MindShiftKQED @KaraNewhouse ow.ly/dAZx30poRBR #GrowthMindset

© 2019 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage

Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 16: Preschool Books, Literary Lots + Deep Work in Schools

TwitterLinksHere 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

Naked64 #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

Growing Bookworms

CloudyMeatballsSuper 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

WhyTheyCantWriteIdeas for Teaching #Writing A Book Review by Carrie Rodusky @nerdybookclub ow.ly/v3x830pkhGg | "The IDEA is the basic skill of writing, NOT sentences" + "Make writing meaningful" for students

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

LetChildrenPlayThis! 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

DeepWorkDepartment 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"

© 2019 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage

Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 9: Learning Disabilities, Cybils Awards + National Book Lovers Day

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #Audiobooks, #BookLists, #Cybils, #EthnicStudies, #FlexibleSeating, #GrowthMindset, #JoyOfReading, #KnowledgeGap, #NationalBookLoversDay, #NoSummerSlide, #Play, #ScreenTime, #STEM, #TriggerWarnings, learning, nonfiction, schools, teaching, and writing.

Top Tweet of the Week

Dispelling Myths Around #LearningDisabilities | Report: 1 in 5 students struggle w/ learning or attention issues. Only 17 percent of teachers feel prepared to support them @YoukiTerada  @edutopia https://t.co/tRZK8qspAE?amp=1

Book Lists + Awards

Cybils-Logo-2019-RoundThe 2019 #CybilsAwards (for high quality, kid-friendly #kidlit) are COMING soon. Nominations open 10/1 | Get your new logos here: ow.ly/6qAj30pjzTx

The Best So Far: 2019 #PictureBook Biographies Done Exceedingly Well, per @fuseeight ow.ly/K3ZT30pjA5m #BookList #nonfiction

Library Collections: Beginning #ChapterBook Series | Jennifer Wharton analyzes her collection by genre, protagonist, reading level + more. Great resource for #librarians looking for ideas ow.ly/NvGz30pjzSx

Diversity + Gender

Editorial Board @latimes | California's proposed new #EthnicStudies curriculum is jargon-filled and all-too-PC + "is more about imposing predigested political views on students than about widening their perspectives" https://t.co/3LLdFOh3yu?amp=1

Events, Programs + Research

Tomorrow (8/9) is #NationalBookLoversDay. "Sit back, relax and READ! Don’t forget to share the #JoyOfReading w/ the young people in your life." @NationalDayCal https://t.co/1vwi8GmDXw?amp=1

Growing Bookworms

CorduroyAudioEarly August #LiteracyTips Newsletter (excerpt) from @TheReadingTub w/ resources for using #audiobooks w/ kids ow.ly/2MJJ30pjA9f | Yes, listening to books IS #reading

#NoSummerSlide Week 10 @TheReadingTub – Where in the World? Guiding kids in exploring their world + interests more deeply ow.ly/5Xnb30pjzUn #literacy #SummerLearning

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

3 Reasons Your Students Hate #Writing w/ suggestions for what to tell them, from @paul_emerich https://t.co/J8kyKVcCOR?amp=1

Parenting + Play

Moving Grows the Brain + is key to success for #students - "Our mind needs us to move and exercise for its health just as much as our body does." @MarlaSzwast ow.ly/8v7e30pjzWO #OutdoorPlay

Schools and Learning

KnowledgeGapThe case for #teaching about sharks and mummies, not captions and the main idea, to build student engagement + #LoveOfReading ow.ly/lfB830pjAlz @natwexler @Chalkbeat #KnowledgeGap

A Proof Point for the Value of #GrowthMindsets | David Yeager @FutureEdGU ow.ly/Hl2y30pjAnm @nature #learning

The #FlexibleSeating Spectrum – @paul_emerich shares his evolving thoughts after discussion w/ his #PLN ow.ly/35CF30pjzXG | #teaching

Toddler brains resist learning from screens, even video chat. "The best way for infants + toddlers to learn... is through positive interactions w/ an adult" ow.ly/1Z8130pjzN0 @yordygirl @medical_xpress via @drdouggreen

Evolving thoughts from @pernilleripp + her #PLN On #TriggerWarnings for #ClassroomLibraries and Potential #Censorship

#HighSchool Naps May Boost Learning for Sleep-Deprived Teenagers - @SarahDSparks @educationweek https://t.co/xbcpQq8Okw?amp=1


EdibleScience#STEM Tuesday Spin Off: Oh, Those Summer Nights Edition – @MGBookVillage ow.ly/oCWc30pjRKs | #Kidlit featuring creatures of the night, starry skies, cookouts + more

This is neat: A giant Rube Goldberg machine is being assembled at @TheTechInteract in San Jose. Team is aiming for a @GWR for longest chain reaction. ow.ly/nPw530pjRt7 #STEM #CivilEngineering

© 2019 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage

Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 2: Attendance Awards, Rereading, Happiness + Birthday Books

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #GraphicNovels, #HigherEd, #JoyOfReading, #KidLitCon, #Math, #NoSummerSlide, #Play, #ReadAloud, #ReReading, #ViewpointDiversity, #VocationalEd, parenting, reading, and writing. 

Top Tweet of the Week

Why You Should Put Down Your Phone And Say Hello To A Stranger. Even brief eye contact increases people's sense of inclusion + belonging + thus > #happiness. ow.ly/7VYi30pe4F1 @NicolausWriting @NPR

Book Lists

CharlieAndTheChocolate9 Books to Celebrate #NationalMilkChocolateDay - Delicious #BookList from @literacious ow.ly/SoBm30pezWE | I kind of want to watch the original #WillyWonka movie now

A Roundup of #PictureBooks for a Hot Summer Day ow.ly/W6BM30pe7ON | #BookList from @randomlyreading

Top 30 Picks for Social Emotional Learning #PictureBooks from @thisreadingmama ow.ly/b1gg30pgfR0 | #SEL #BookLists

Diversity + Gender

You’re probably making incorrect assumptions about your opposing political party. That's a recipe for national decline if we can't work to better understand our opponents @arthurbrooks @washingtonpost ow.ly/8jTC30pe4wa #ViewpointDiversity

UC imposes political litmus test on faculty | In the name of #diversity test would make the overwhelmingly liberal UC faculty even less ideologically diverse says @DanCALmatters ow.ly/jU2Z30pezp2 #IdeologicalDiversity #ViewpointDiversity #HigherEd

Events, Programs + Research

KidLitCon2020LogoAnnouncing #KidLitCon 2020 in Ann Arbor, MI! – @KidLitCon @alibrarymama ow.ly/8DQJ30pfIhZ | The theme of this year's conference for #KidLit bloggers + authors is "Seeing Clearly" [2020 KidLitCon logo designed by Sarah Stevenson and Heather Pacheco.]

Growing Bookworms

Great stuff on the Benefits ( #JoyOfReading + #literacy skills) for kids of #Rereading this week @Books_Between + conversation w/ @dataquilter from @Scholastic https://t.co/S8fH6bUXPm

RealFriendsLove this! #Reading specialist + #SchoolLibrarian create after-school workshop for #GraphicNovel geeks to read, celebrate + create GNs ow.ly/XqRg30pe4eL | @fitzbtwnshelves + @megangrant87 @nerdybookclub

The Power Of 'Just #Reading' A Good Novel | ow.ly/HhIl30pfaa8 Teachers "might want to try spending less time on “skills” and more on just plunging into a good, long story", boosting #ReadingComprehension + #JoyOfReading | @natwexler @Forbes

#NoSummerSlide Week 9 @TheReadingTub – Let’s Go to the Movies ow.ly/Z2vp30peA3v | I like the Book or Movie Competition idea to include #literacy

HappyBirthdayHamsterClassroom Birthday Book Basket Idea from @growingbbb : Fill a Basket w/ Birthday-Themed #PictureBooks + let birthday child select a #ReadAloud https://t.co/RhjjK0pJ23


Depth Over Breadth: The value of #Vocational Education, including in-depth study, in U.S. #HighSchools @EducationNext ow.ly/YltR30pfwcV #WorkforcePrep #HigherEd

Sigh. College Financial-Aid Tactic / Loophole: Wealthy Parents Transfer Away Legal Guardianship of Their Teens so Kids Get Need-Based Aid - @dougbelkin @WSJ ow.ly/wap030pfdIV #HigherEd

Follow-Up: The College #FinancialAid Guardianship Loophole and the Woman Who Thought It Up ow.ly/v3eX30pghpd @dougbelkin @WSJ #HigherEd

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

FanGirlThoughts on children's literature that refers to children's literature (vs. prior references more to classic adult literature) - Clémentine Beauvais @AwfullyBigBlog ow.ly/4XUE30peA4w #kidlit

Why Teachers Should Write, reflectively + for an audience, w/ tips for getting started - @JustinMinkel @EdWeekTeacher ow.ly/uJ3630pggvf | #writing #teaching

Why #Writing Sucks and We Need to Talk About It | @pernilleripp on the need to be direct about issues students have w/ writing ow.ly/nTSW30pdDPS | #WritingIdentity #JoyOfLearning

Parenting + Play

Author #JohnMarsden on the 'toxic' #parenting pandemic: 'By limiting children’s exposure to danger ... we are limiting their ability to mature, develop resilience + independence" @Celina_Ribeiro_ @guardian ow.ly/I8GV30pf9Vo via @gail_gauthier

#FacialRecognition Tech Comes to Schools + Summer Camps - ow.ly/yxD330pggfo @juliejargon @WSJ | As a parent, I intend to steer clear of this for as long as possible, though it's probably inevitable

Schools and Libraries

How Attendance Awards (at least for older kids) Backfire | @UKnowHGSE @leahjshafer ow.ly/35rL30pezhG | Awards intended to motivate can do the opposite | #ExtrinsicMotivation

#EducationPolicy Helped These States Beat the Socioeconomic Curve. @MichaelPetrilli @EducationNext https://t.co/Ao3ZeRjP6r posits that national trends in test scores are driven mostly by economics, but some states transcend that via policies

How Might We Remove the “Floaties” & Give Students “Goggles” Instead? This is, how can #teachers set conditions for students to push themselves forward? #TeacherMom @HonorsGradU ow.ly/gheU30pg6Py


Using #Play to Teach #Math | ow.ly/mzg030pezYy | @MatthewOldridge @edutopia via @drdouggreen | #Flow #GuidedPlay #STEM

© 2019 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage

Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: July 26: Reducing #ScreenTime + Increasing #BookAccess for Kids

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage.  There's a lot of great stuff this week. Topics include #BookAccess, #ClassroomLibraries, #FreePlay, #GenderRoles, #GraphicNovels, #homework, #NoSummerSlide, #phonics, #PictureBooks, #ScreenTime, #SocialMedia, #STEM, #SummerReading, parenting, reading, schools, teaching, and writing.

Events, Programs + Research

MarleyDiasFree Book Vending Machines Launched Across All NYC Boroughs – @CBSNewYork via @tashrow ow.ly/Em0p30pafeC | #BookAccess @JetBlue @iammarleydias

You Get a Book and You Get a Book and You Get a Book! @nerdybookclub @PrincipalGarden shares her students' joy in receiving free books at a school #BookSwap ow.ly/Hoqi30paVYW #BookAccess

"Literacy is life. (@right2readproj agrees) Especially for children of color and in poverty." @vesiawils fights for her new grandchild's education, after fighting for others https://t.co/o5DgbiEvdF

Growing Bookworms

#SummerReading Shouldn’t Feel Like #Homework - Ann Patchett wonders if adults' desire for mindless paperbacks in the summer is a "subconscious backlash" against forced childhood #reading ow.ly/BlIl30paWd8 @ParnassusBooks1

#NoSummerSlide Week 8 from @TheReadingTub | Yes, #ScavengerHunts have hidden #literacy value ow.ly/okI730pbAWv

EASY #BackToSchool Book Reading Challenge for parents + teachers from @growingbbb ow.ly/ABTi30pcACb #ReadAloud #LoveOfReading

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Cybils-Logo-2018-Round450pxWhere to find 10,000 Books to read to grow #writing skills? | @bd_levines hares her sources for new #PictureBooks ow.ly/llBG30paVXB | #Cybils, #libraries + more

Starting w/ #WritingIdentity First Rather than #Writing Skills in order to engage #students. Makes sense to me, @pernilleripp ow.ly/BNY630pcAX0 | #teaching

A woman's greatest enemy (+ barrier to #creativity + #writing)? A lack of time to themselves | @BrigidSchulte @guardian https://t.co/6Uwv13dIgC

IcePrincessI love this review at Jean Little Library: "not of particularly high (or any) literary quality. But ... will get kids at the series stage to love reading and keep reading until they're ready for more substantial fare" ow.ly/GaVj30pd38M | It's about #JoyOfReading

Library #eBook Lending Poses Rising Problem for #Publishing Industry - @JeffreyT1 @WSJ ow.ly/D1gI30pdliM | @MacmillanUSA is changing sales policies for #libraries

ALA denounces new @MacmillanUSA #library #eBook lending model, urges library customers to voice objections ow.ly/PbBi30pdmWf @ALALibrary #publishing

Parenting, Play + Screen Time

Halifax university researchers on the importance of risk in child’s #play | @ydentremont @thestarhalifax ow.ly/yybQ30papZN #OutdoorPlay #LoosePartsPlay

ArtOfScreenTimeHow Parents Can Model Better #ScreenTime Behavior for Their Kids | @anya1anya @MindShiftKQED ow.ly/pzxP30pbTgx | #Parenting #SocialMedia

For Today's Kids, Time for #FreePlay Often Defaults to #ScreenTime—Some parents fight back by giving kids lists of things to do offfline @juliejargon @WSJ ow.ly/s1VQ30pc56F | #Play #parenting

Facebook fails to keep Messenger Kids’ safety promise, allowed non-approved adults (connected to other kids) into group chats w/ kids | @riptari @TechCrunch @TheVerge ow.ly/jvQF30pbTFO #SocialMedia

5 tips to help your gifted child become more independent | guest post by Cloe Matheson @giftedchlnges ow.ly/pc0g30pcAQV | #giftedness #parenting #FreePlay #creativity

Schools and Libraries

PersepolisThe Surprising Benefits of Student-Created #GraphicNovels | @cultofpedagogy + @ShvetaMiller ow.ly/Beht30pbTti | Cartoons invite empathy + allow for emotional distance

18 Free (or Cheap) Ways to Stock Your #ClassroomLibrary from @WeAreTeachers ow.ly/eRYO30paVUB | Amazon wishlists, @FirstBook, @kidsneedtoread + more

Influential #Reading Group @ILAToday Makes It Clear: Students Need Systematic, Explicit #Phonics - @Stephen_Sawchuk + Sarah Schwartz @EdWeekTeacher https://t.co/0qQ2ayzsXG

10 First Day of #Homeschool Ideas from @thisreadingmama. I like "5. Start a #ReadAloud" ow.ly/rWD330pd2ZL | #BackToSchool


Mathematics is about wonder, #creativity and fun, so let's teach it that way ow.ly/TKnE30paq1e | Peter Taylor @ConversationUS, quotes from @joboaler #Math #STEM #teaching

© 2019 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage