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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: January 17:

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #FreedomToRead, #giftedness, #libraries, #ReadAloud, #ScreenTime, #ScreenFree, #SleepHabits, #STEAM, #STEM, parenting, schools, and teaching. 

Top Tweet of the Week

The Most Powerful Family Ritual? The Bedtime Story ow.ly/bBMG30q8wzD @Red_Tricycle #ReadAloud #GrowingBookworms

Book Lists

#SouthAsian #Kidlit 2020 - Winter Roundup from @darshanakhiani ow.ly/O0nV30q9d5a | by category + pub date

RA RA Read: Scary Stories from Beginning to End | Nice categorized list by age range from Jennifer Wharton ow.ly/zRlH30q9d1q | Includes standalone #kidlit, series, #GraphicNovels + more

Unplug with #PictureBooks about #ScreenFree #Play ow.ly/cHCO30q8nAc | Super-fun #BookList from @momandkiddo celebrating "the joys of putting down the iPad"

Books to Celebrate #MLKDay | 4 suggestions for different age ranges from @abbylibrarian ow.ly/sUiJ30q9d69 #BookList

Events, Programs + Research

Surprise! Exam scores benefit from months of regular sleep | Study finds sleep regularity accounted for nearly 1/4 of the difference among students’ grades, espec. for boys ow.ly/WZVg30q8P1t #SleepHabits @jrehm_sci @SNStudents

Growing Bookworms

This is delightful: Dad Builds Triple Rocking Chair So He Could Read To His 3 Kids ow.ly/Agdb30q93J9 #ReadAloud #JoyOfReading 

4 Ideas For Motivating Adolescent Male Readers @kennycmckee @TeachThought ow.ly/wOWp30q8P0S #JoyOfReading #literacy | Male #reading role models + more

School creates a library of high-quality children’s books (mainly #PictureBooks) for families to read and share at bedtime so that kids see "the joyous side of reading". I love it! ow.ly/RsI230q8B04 @smithsmm

This teacher was worried children weren’t getting bedtime stories. So she began reading them aloud — on Facebook. She's developed quite a following ow.ly/C00U30q8B2r @ByMoriah @washingtonpost

Parenting, Play + Screen Time

This is fascinating. Ron Srigley asked his college students to turn in their cell phones for 9 days + write about living w/out them ow.ly/niXh30q8P4V #ScreenTime #distraction @techreview via @MindShiftKQED

Schools and Libraries

Are Your Striving Readers Helping Others? How might this change their disposition towards #reading? by @TammyBMulligan @nerdybookclub ow.ly/ned930q8AYS #GrowingBookworms

Sigh. @literacious discusses a new effort in MO to provide "parental oversight" of #PublicLibraries, in conflict w/ the @ALALibrary #FreedomToRead statement https://t.co/7VYpKbPAFC?amp=1

This is fun! 6 out of 10 of the Most Frequently Checked-Out Books in the History of the @nypl are #kidlit, topped by #TheSnowyDay ow.ly/XnMi30q9cZu @CharlesPassy @WSJ #libraries

Academic acceleration (by grade or by subject): When is it the right choice for your child? ow.ly/t0C030q9NNx #giftedness #GradeSkipping #RedShirting #play @giftedchlnges

STEM

We Need #STEAM, Not #STEM #Education, To Prepare Our Kids For The 4th Industrial Revolution (creativity + innovation) ow.ly/x0Cm30q9NWV @BernardMarr @Forbes

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: January 10: Celebrating Introverts, Nurturing #JoyOfReading + Questioning #EdTech

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #audiobooks, #BookLists, #Cybils, #EdTech, #GrowingBookworms, #homeschooling, #JoyOfReading, #poetry, #ReadAloud, #ScreenTime, and #WorldIntrovertDay. 

Top Tweet of the Week

The Answer for #Schools Is Not More #EdTech. It’s Teachers and Human Connection | @DASchwartzy @EdSurge ow.ly/y5OF30q6ph6 | “Could it be that parents are waking up to the realization that too much #ScreenTime is part of what ails our education system?”

Book Lists + Awards

The 2019 @CybilS Finalists were announced yesterday, winnowed by dedicated round1 panelists from 1047 nominees to 10 high-quality, kid-friendly shortlists ow.ly/5vqC30q6h52 #kidlit #YA #nonfiction #GraphicNovels #poetry

10 MG Sci-Fi Books with Female Protagonists for National #ScienceFiction Day, #BookList from @literacious ow.ly/GPk330q6hbC #MGLit + #GraphicNovels

A retrospective look at ten of @charlotteslib's favorite time travel + time slip #MGLit + #YA books from the past decade ow.ly/lCYV30q64u0 | her faves out of 250 reviewed in 10 years

Events, Programs + Research

IntrovertStreamers_FotorToday (Jan. 2) is apparently #worldintrovertday . I can't believe I almost missed it. Luckily I missed it while working away quietly at home. Here's to all of my fellow introverts. Let's toast each other here on Twitter, instead of in person [Not a link to an article, but a peek at the many posts shared via this hashtag would be refreshing for any introvert.]

This story reminded me of the adorable #PictureBook Nobody Hugs a Cactus (which features a tumbleweed as the love interest) | Cars get trapped by tumbleweeds on a Washington state highway ow.ly/ssN930q6nmy @SimonKIDS

Growing Bookworms

Lovely piece on the many reasons to encourage kids to read "for the joy of it" - @CressidaCowell @BostonGlobe ow.ly/q4cq30q6Cuo #JoyOfReading #GrowingBookworms

A New Chapter: Turning Your Non-reader into a Reader [Guest Post by @FionaRobyn @TheReadingTub] ow.ly/zp7b30q7NVd | Tips for showing kids the #JoyOfReading at home

On the Joy of #ReadAloud In A 1st Grade Classroom, w/ #ChapterBook #BookList enjoyed by @McKenzieRoss20's students https://t.co/2b7ch4eIxM?amp=1

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

I love this post by @dawnafinch @AwfullyBigBlog | We're (not) going on a book hunt, or "How to stop tracking and learn to love #reading again" ow.ly/XnzR30q7tfH #LoveOfBooks

End of #audiobook snobbery as scientists find #reading and listening activates the same parts of the brain ow.ly/j3jS30q7tn6 @Telegraph via @ProfessorNana #neuroscience #ReadingChoice

Raina Telgemeier: The is Comics Industry Person of the Decade says @comicsbeat ow.ly/kr0a30q7O47 @goraina celebrated for #Smile + the wave of #GraphicNovels that it ushered in | She sure had a huge impact on my kid's #JoyOfReading

Children’s Literary Obituaries: Paying Tribute to What We Lost in 2019 — @FuseEight ow.ly/9xrV30q64tS #kidlit

Schools and Libraries

Thoughts from @MarlaSzwast on why you should Keep #Poetry A Priority in Your #Homeschooling https://t.co/7dh0okbi4f?amp=1

This story reminded me of riding my bike to check out books from the public library as a kid: Local #library branch now offering free bike checkouts ow.ly/K2wS30q8bZW @mercnews

Donate Books to Little Free Libraries | @mental_floss shares a history and suggests contributing to #LittleFreeLibraries in your neighborhood https://t.co/uf8ebtnh81?amp=1

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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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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: December 13: #ReadAloud Benefits, Themed #BookLists + Demoralized Teachers

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage.  Topics this relatively light week include #BackgroundKnowledge, #BookLists, #Dyspraxia, #ELA, #FreePlay, #GiftGuides, #GraphicNovels, #JoyOfReading, #ReadAloud, #ReadingChoice, #RetrievalPractice, literacy, schools, and teaching. The "top tweet of the week" below was especially popular with readers. Enjoy!

Top Tweet of the Week

Kids Have Sharper Vocabularies by Age 3 When Parents #ReadAloud to Them | This is obvious, but the new study also found kids who were genetically at risk did as well as peers if they'd been read to ow.ly/A0hg30pZCiR @wordswithjen @people

Book Lists + Gift Guides

I'm not sharing all of @FuseEight's 31 Days, 31 Lists 2019 posts, but I especially appreciate her focus on 12/9 on #Math Books for Kids ow.ly/jWmA30q0Z9y #BookLists

TX #Library Assn Releases ‘Little Maverick’ #GraphicNovel List for kids K-5 — @TXLA @GoodComics4Kids ow.ly/k06n30pZBUE | A #BookList I will mine for ideas for my daughter for sure

Some of my daughter's faves on today's 12 Days of Giving #BookList from @abbylibrarian | Great #GraphicNovels ow.ly/rSli30q1i2A @haleshannon + #LeUyenPham, @goraina + more

Over at @TheReadingTub, Terry is doing a series of themed book + object Gift Idea posts. Yesterday: Adventure Stories ow.ly/ZY1F30q16dE #GiftGuides #kidlit | I like #DisasterDays + #FirstAidKit

Events, Programs + Research

#Bookmobile: When the #library comes to the homeless shelter - @HarryBruinius @csmonitor via @tashrowow.ly/vHGW30pZCmv | #BookAccess #LibraryOutreach

Growing Bookworms

Top 10 Ways to Be a Literacy Leader in #Schools by @PrincipalGarden @nerdybookclub ow.ly/sJfT30pZC6o #ReadingChoice, #BookAccess, time for independent #reading + more

Talking w/ students about the Luxury of Extra #Reading Time Over the Holidays, while honoring #ReadingChoice + varied formats ow.ly/ohWO30pZBFJ @frankisibberson @ChoiceLiteracy

Parenting + Play

30 Reasons Why #FreePlay Benefits #ChildDevelopment | @AAAStateOfPlay @KimberlyEHart via @drdouggreen ow.ly/oFAQ30pZRoK | A mix of inspirational quotes + research results on #play

Schools and Libraries

(don’t) Forget About It: Activating #BackgroundKnowledge with #RetrievalPractice in #ELA@MsJasmineMN ow.ly/nIFo30q0Z56 | "without (teaching kids) active retrieval, we are leaving students to unproductively struggle"

Prof. John Sweller @ConversationEDU on #CognitiveLoad theory + why #ExplicitInstruction is more effective than letting students discover on their own for biologically secondary knowledge https://t.co/IzWvWLxg7D?amp=1

How to Identify and Support Students With #Dyspraxia | @edutopia via @MindShiftKQED ow.ly/B94430q0hzb | affects fine and gross motor development, can make it difficult for kids to learn, but #teachers can help

Many Frustrated Teachers Say It’s Not Burnout — It’s Demoralization | @stephenoonoo @EdSurge via @MindShiftKQED ow.ly/9wwU30q0Z21 #schools #TeacherShortage

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Links I Shared on Twitter Recently: December 6: #BookLists, #Literacy Programs, #Testing + More

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter over the past two weeks @JensBookPage. Topics in this jam-packed edition include #BookLists, #GettingReadingRight, #GiftGuides, #GivingTuesday, #GraphicNovels, #GrowthMindset, #HigherEd, #KidLitCon, #Kidlitosphere, #LoveOfReading, #PISA, #Play, #Poetry, #ReadAloud, #SocialMedia, math, parenting, schools, teaching #literacy, and testing. 

Top Tweets of the Week

The Most Popular #Reading Programs Aren't Backed by Science, according to @educationweek survey + review - @s_e_schwartz ow.ly/zPQD30pZ6Bd #GettingReadingRight #Phonics #teaching

Three Cheers For Repeating Text! @HonorsGradU celebrates the power of repetition in books like #BrownBearBrownBear to engage young readers https://t.co/x2Nwne5plf?amp=1

Book Lists + Gift Guides

Happy Thanksgiving! 15 Books About Being Grateful from @literacious ow.ly/QGN630pXjbR #PictureBooks #BookList #ElephantAndPiggie

It's 31 Days, 31 Lists time @FuseEight | Today: 2019 Transcendent Holiday #PictureBooks ow.ly/gfXA30pYO9w #BookLists #GiftGuides

Kicking off her 12 Days of Giving series, @abbylibrarian shares Books for Babies and Toddlers ow.ly/coU430pYNXJ #BookList #BoardBooks #GiftGuides

10 #ChristmasBooks to Read with Your Kids - timely #BookList from @MarlaSzwast ow.ly/veE130pYO5S #PictureBooks #poetry + #Dickens

Top 10 Holiday Reads from @literacious ow.ly/6RjS30pYOew #PictureBooks, #MGLit + #YA in this #BookList

101 Great Books for Kids (2019 Edition) — @fuseeight announces Evanston #Library #BookList, by category + w/ PDF version ow.ly/lDYR30pXjpm #PictureBooks #GraphicNovels #MGLit #Poetry + more

Creative Gifts for Kids Just Learning to Read, one of many nice #Literacy themed #GiftGuides from @growingbbb ow.ly/vD9Q30pXjlN #GrowingBookworms #reading

Best #GraphicNovels 2019 per @sljournal ow.ly/KUoA30pVMA7 | We already have nearly all of the ones in my daughter's age range on this solid #BookList

Books Like Smile: Read These Next if You Love @goraina ow.ly/7Cxe30pZ74U #GraphicNovels + #MGLit, #BookList from @momandkiddo

12 Books Tweens Can Read after Raina Telgemeier - My #GraphicNovel -obsessed 4th grader would approve of this #BookList from @wearealsc ow.ly/RSgt30pW0o0 @goraina

Books About Kids in Crisis, #BookList from @growingbbb ow.ly/IwRE30pYNVs #immigration #war #NaturalDisasters + more

Events, Programs + Research

Registration for #KidLitCon2020 is now open, reports @charlotteslib ow.ly/RuNZ30pW0zw | The new logo is super-cute. Tagline for @KidLitCon this year is "Seeing Clearly" | #kidlit + #YA bloggers + authors should check it out!

This story will brighten your day: 104-year-old writer Betty X. Davis collects 104 kids’ books to donate to #SchoolLibrary for her birthday | @KXAN_News ow.ly/pAjJ30pWBZx #KidLit

Interested in supporting #literacy for #GivingTuesday? Great roundup in the 2019 Bookish Charitable Giving Guide — @100scopenotes ow.ly/j3Ow30pYD8Y | #BookAccess @RIFWEB @FirstBook @dollyslibrary + lots more

#SCBWI's Third Annual #Literacy Initiative Gives Books to Readers in Need ow.ly/HFzd30pW0x7 @scbwi @CynLeitichSmith #BookAccess #BooksForReaders

The Call for Hosts for the next 6 months of #PoetryFriday is up: ow.ly/MmZL30pXAoh @MaryLeeHahn #poetry #kidlitosphere

A Prescription of #Poetry to Help Patients Speak Their Minds - Doctors at several hospitals experimenting w/ poems to offer psychological relief + connection @rddysum @WSJ https://t.co/w2mFNEn3jf?amp=1

When the best way to take notes is by hand - @BBC_Future via @ResearchDigest ow.ly/he4c30pXAcM Except for #learning simple facts, you process material more deeply when you take selective notes by hand (vs. typing verbatim) + remember it better

Interesting: Abstaining From #SocialMedia Doesn’t Improve Well-Being, Experimental Study Finds, in contrast to more correlational research ow.ly/gLRY30pXjcY @mattbwarren @ResearchDigest

Using #FidgetSpinners May Actually Impede #Learning@rey_z @ResearchDigest ow.ly/ADXD30pWf43 | Study finds they may be actively distracting, rather than helping kids focus

Growing Bookworms

If you want to raise a #bookworm, make it more about #play than work ow.ly/1c6o30pW0tP | "the joy gets wrung right out of the act of #reading when students don’t have ample time to get excited about books they read for themselves" @estherjcepeda

This is excellent advice! Teacher @biblio_phile on Bringing the Joy of #ReadAlouds to #MiddleSchool Students, using "real-along" to add learning, build community + celebrate #JoyOfReading @EdWeekTeacher

I think the idea of #ReadAloud Posters for coloring is genius | Give kids something active to do related to the book while you are #ReadingAloud ow.ly/nhAl30pXjgk #RubyReads via @growingbbb #Vanderbeekers #LittleHouse #EdwardTulane

Match.com: Helping Older Students Fall in Love With Reading (Again) by Nicole Kronzer @nerdybookclub ow.ly/SOyn30pXMU0 | Teacher + #SchoolLibrarian work together to help HS seniors find #JoyOfReading

Higher Ed

How to Fix #College Admissions - @WSJ surveyed various stakeholders + distills 10 ideas to remove some of the distortions of privilege ow.ly/3COH30pXPL9 @melissakorn #HigherEd

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Bold Girls | On how striving for perfection is holding back girls, and the need to distance #creativity from right + wrong | "there is value in the half-finished, failed, messed up, abandoned story too" ow.ly/vDJE30pZjl0 @KMcCaughrain #writing

Various fun stuff in 2019 Children’s Lit: The Year in Miscellanea — @100scopenotes ow.ly/pf5t30pZ6YZ #kidlit #kidlitosphere

This looks like good advice: A guide to fighting lies, #FakeNews, and chaos online - @thedextriarchy @verge ow.ly/tfYH30pYYCw #InformationLiteracy #SocialMedia

I want to write for children... A guide to #Writing for Children & YA - @Strachanlinda @AwfullyBigBlog ow.ly/SqIi30pXjoi | #kidlit #YA

Parenting + Play

The Importance of The Father-Daughter Relationship ow.ly/GMNc30pZ765 Helping girls achieve more academically, make better relationship choices and have more confidence. @Danaparenting #parenting

A reminder from @McKenzieRoss20 @HonorsGradU that Imaginative #Play is A Product Of Boredom ow.ly/u6FH30pYO81 | If you don't rush to find something for your kids to do when they are bored, incredible things can follow | #parenting

I just downloaded some suggestions from Family-Friendly #Podcasts to Make Thanksgiving Travel Tolerable - Chris Kornelis @WSJ ow.ly/W5eE30pWjEm #STEM #parenting

Schools and Libraries

Stop Arguing About 'Equity' and Focus on Improving Classroom Instruction to Increase Students' Academic Outcomes ow.ly/XcJX30pZpxG @MsJasmineMN #EduCountdown2019 #schools #teaching

Sharp Nationwide Enrollment Drop in #Teacher Prep Programs Cause for Alarm | ow.ly/Kx7c30pZpDz @laurenonthehill @usnews #TeacherShortage

Why teachers need to do so much to help kids develop #vocabulary in the Classroom + some daily strategies for doing so ow.ly/6O6T30pZ72m @HuntingEnglish @EducationNext (adapted from #ResearchEd Guide to #Literacy)

Lots of links on #phonics + #TeachingReading in this @educationweek Special Report: #Getting Reading Right ow.ly/2aZZ30pZ6OG #EarlyLiteracy

Why I Decided The Clip Chart Wasn’t For Me from @McKenzieRoss20 @HonorsGradU ow.ly/ZHpV30pWDX0 | How + why a 1st grade #teacher shifted to #PositiveReinforcement in #ClassroomManagement

In Mississippi, an Unlikely Model for #SchoolDesegregation - @Tawnell @WSJ ow.ly/FCCR30pVWSX | K-12 district organizes by #GradeLevel instead of geography, w/ each school having 1-2 grades. Lots of busing, but success, too

Testing

Students talk through #math in this CA school. Now test scores are rising, especially among Latino students | @sydneyfjohnson @EdSource ow.ly/v55H30pVWQH #testing #WordProblems

In today's obvious (but w/ important implications) news: Students Who Eat Breakfast Perform Better on Standardized Tests, UK Study Finds ow.ly/of5930pWC6W #testing @Newsweek @drdouggreen

Are #Reading Pressures Leading to the Decline in Scores? Tiffany Post @WeAreTeachers argues that schools pressure kids to read too soon, too fast + then too much https://t.co/NBQhugLDVr?amp=1

Australia and Finland slide further in #PISA 2018 – @greg_ashman blames use of progressivist #education policies instead of knowledge-rich curricula ow.ly/6blr30pYOap #KnowledgeGap

U.S. Students Fail to Make Gains Against International Peers in #PISA #testing, especially trailing students in Asian countries ow.ly/VgsU30pZ6ts | Performance gap in US also widened @Tawnell @WSJ

On a brighter note re: #PISA results, @tonywan @EdSurge highlights the fact that students w/ more of a #GrowthMindset did better in #reading than those w/out  https://t.co/WyXMr66VWh?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: November 22: Pre-Thanksgiving Edition

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BodyImage, #BookAccess, #BookClubs, #BookLists, #Bullying, #CognitiveTraining, #DualCoding, #Grammar, #JoyOfLearning, #KidLitCon, #LearningStyles, #LoveOfReading, #Math, #mistakes, #nonfiction, #Play, #ProductiveStruggle, #ReadingChoice, #ScreenTime, #WimpyKid, publishing, schools, teachers, and writing. I will probably skip the roundup next weekend, with my daughter off for Thanksgiving break. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday! 

Top Tweet of the Week

Why children become bullies at school - @BBC_Future ow.ly/2qdb30pTG4m “Socially dominant bullies want to be the leader of the crowd,” says @DrDotEspelage. “And the way that they do that is to push kids down the hierarchy.” via @pragmaticmom

Book Lists

The Unexpected Ending: #PictureBooks That Stick the Landing in Weird, Wild Ways | Fun #BookList from @fuseeight ow.ly/rcEd30pV2Wm

Female Superhero Books for Kids: Old Favorites and New Friends in various formats ow.ly/Kwea30pTvyN #BookList from @momandkiddo | We love #PrincessInBlack + #ZitaTheSpacegirl in my house

Links to Best Of lists for #nonfiction #kidlit titles from #KidLitFrenzy | #NCTE, @KirkusReviews + more https://t.co/bk1FxdbqVY?amp=1

Events, Programs + Research

Announcing Keynote Speaker @DawnEQuigley for #KidLitCon2020 ow.ly/PafZ30pVjTL @KidLitCon | Dawn also just announced a #Native #ChapterBook series w/ @HarperChildrens #Heartdrum imprint

This is fun. Oakland Airport wait? Try a free on-demand #ShortStory on eco-friendly paper ow.ly/iLLu30pTVBx @swirlgirl_jy @mercnews | > 3500 printed in first month | #BookAccess

How People Learn Best: #LearningStyles vs. #DualCoding, a Guest Post by Benjamin Keep from @tlearningagency @Doug_Lemov ow.ly/lJUj30pVkeD | Dual Coding says presenting info in different formats can accelerate #learning | #CognitiveScience

This is sad: A recent study found: Teachers Show Biases Against Overweight Kids, Including Giving Them Lower #Grades@rey_z @ResearchDigest ow.ly/BYn230pU8rP #schools #BodyImage

Strong piece by @annetergesen @WSJ on What Science Tells Us About Preventing #Dementia | reviews research to highlight 6 ways to reduce risk, from blood pressure control to #CognitiveTraining https://t.co/n4LaEa5Jr8?amp=1

Could #Reading + Protect Against the Forgetfulness of #Dementia? asks @TrevorHCairney, citing a recent study that found #illiterate people developed dementia earlier ow.ly/ZYZG30pTvhI @sciam #GaryStix

Moving stories (+ great photos): inside the #BookBuses changing children's lives in Kabul ow.ly/kl1830pTvs2 @guardian via @CynLeitichSmith | #literacy #BookAccess

Growing Bookworms

Let’s Talk Books: Resources for Supporting Informal At Home Book Discussions w/out a formal #BookClub ow.ly/10mc30pVjZv @TheReadingTub | I like 'ask teens about faves they "used to love"'

The Book Matchmaker. 8th grade #teachers Eva Goins shares 4 ways she connects middle schools w/ books @nerdybookclub ow.ly/UzcY30pTG1p | #ReadingChoice, #ReadAloud + more

Tips And Tricks Parents Can Use To Nurture a #LoveOfReading in Kids | Great to see: "Let Kids Read What They Want" @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED citing @PamelaPaulNYT https://t.co/0VUPJWKILR?amp=1

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Teachers Lament Loss of #Grammar in student #writing in the age of #texting. @lesliebrody @WSJ https://t.co/d5QSakpMfT?amp=1

Children's Books and Movies Through the Decades, @growingbbb will focus on plenty of favorites for Family Dinner Book Club ow.ly/ajGs30pV2Nh #kidlit

A @wimpykid #WreckingBall Event for the Ages shows efforts to "break out of a standard event model and better center children’s book events around their intended audience" ow.ly/2Hdl30pTvp9 Meghan Dietsche Goel @PublishersWkly via @CynLeitichSmith

Parenting, Play + Screen Time

Is Handpicking Your Children’s #Teachers Really Benefitting Them? Maybe you should let your kids struggle + learn coping skills while they are young ow.ly/WpBd30pVkmk @HonorsGradU

#ScreenTime Up as #NAEP #Reading Scores Drop. Is There a Link? - @educationweek via @MindShiftKQED ow.ly/pcjF30pTWOK | There does seem to be at least correlation w/ screen use at home + in #ELA classrooms

This piece on @parentingtandt by a mom facing her daughter's burn out, overwhelm + loss of #JoyOfLearning made me sad | I Refuse To Let My Teen Burn Out from #AcademicPressure says Christine Carter https://t.co/ndHYMXzBOT?amp=1

Schools and Libraries

#Kindergarten Teachers Speak Out for Children’s Happiness | Dr. Peter Gray @PsychToday asks if their letter to #school board advocating letting kinders learn via #play helped ow.ly/Hazu30pTG9Y #JoyOfLearning

This @WSJopinion piece posits that "the Cure for What Ails America’s #Schools" is to hire more support staff to relieve #teachers from clerical work + chores like playground monitoring. Thoughts?

STEM

Our Problem With Percentages - To understand everything from cancer risk to tax rates, we need to better cultivate statistical literacy. @WSJ ow.ly/6PfC30pTLsv #Math #STEM #statistics

Opinion: #Math scares your child's elementary school teacher — and that should frighten you - @DTWillingham @latimes ow.ly/WTSF30pVjMd #education #NAEP

Judge Reduces J&J Opioid Fine After Mistaking Thousands for Millions - @nytimes ow.ly/rnkx30pTGf1 | I this this story should be shared w/ students far + wide. People make mistakes. Learn from them. #GiftOfFailure #GrowthMindset #LimitlessMind #math

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: November 15: Teaching Writing, Defending Graphic Novels, and Sniffling

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this busy week include: #BookLists, #CommonCore, #Curiosity, #Curriculum, #EarlyReading, #Giftedness, #GivingTuesday, #GraphicNovels, #History, #LoveOfBooks, #MentalHealth, #NancyDrew, #ReadingLogs, #ScreenTime, #SocialMedia, #STEM, #Writing, failure, libraries, reading, and schools. 

Top Tweet of the Week

Why You Should Encourage Your Child's Love of #GraphicNovels ow.ly/5I9R30pS8zp | Sarah Lindenfeld Hall @yahoolifestyle | "The goal, says @Dr_Pendergrass, is to raise a child who identifies as a reader and feels confident picking up any book"

Book Lists

The 10 to Note: Winter #kidlit Preview 2019-20 @100scopenotes features all #GraphicNovels. I added a few to my daughter's wish list ow.ly/ZKlq30pSA9A

9 #PictureBooks for When You Have the Sniffles – @literacious has such timely #BookLists https://t.co/RH3Xzb5fqY?amp=1

More Books Like #DogMan, Please! Kids Will Love These! ow.ly/pRNU30pS7Zh | #BookList for @momandkiddo focused on similarly fun, over-the-top funny books

This is fun! Here Are All 56 Original #NancyDrew Books, Ranked Worst to Best by @BookRiot ow.ly/Lhl830pS7sj #kidlit #mysteries

What Would Be Your Perfect Comic Collection for Kids? — librarian @fuseeight is doing some shopping + seeking feedback on gaps ow.ly/iGeO30pT56d | #GraphicNovels #ComicBooks

Events, Programs + Research

Conversations Around #Literacy Research: Let's CrowdSource ow.ly/pCYQ30pRIiq | A request from @CathyMere (please share). I agree w/ Cathy's focus on a "this AND that approach" + respect this attempt to keep learning about how to best teach #reading

Today is apparently Wear a Cardigan Day to honor Mr. Rogers on #WorldKindnessDay@literacious has the scoop and a #BookList ow.ly/P9L930pSJNw #CardiganDay

How Curiosity Makes You Crave. Fascinating. Study found people who had their #curiosity triggered + left unsatisfied were more likely to splurge in other ways (un-met need for a reward) ow.ly/LX0Q30pRwTV @GarethIdeas @sciam via @nireyal

What's the best way to learn? 85% rule, supported by recent study, says a healthy number of mistakes is more effective for learning new skills ow.ly/cHGx30pS8eu #failure @LaVarsovienne @TODAYshow

In @EdReports' First Review of #EarlyReading Programs, No Materials Make the Grade - @EdWeekTeacher ow.ly/dzy530pSRRE #ELA #CommonCore

Growing Bookworms

Why You Should Consider Ditching #ReadingLogs + Using #Reading Accountability Partners instead ow.ly/7tFj30pRBnf @allienthrower @edutopia #JoyOfReading

 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Are Readers More Successful? | Survey of 1000 people (not clear how they were selected) finds the act of #reading correlates happier, healthier, and more successful lives ow.ly/RBiv30pRi8e @SuperSummary https://t.co/HuWIONq1sc?amp=1

Why #Writing Matters: Reaching Your Writers | @LannyBall kicks off new series at Two Writing Teachers blog ow.ly/I92p30pS8pJ | I am certainly with them believing that writing matters for many aspects of future success

Compared to other subjects research on #writing instruction is very small ow.ly/HR6V30pRIdz | @jillbarshay @hechingerreport finds one lesson: students benefit from step-by-step guides to writing in different genres

We Don’t Need No Education | @KMcCaughrain of @AwfullyBigBlog has a new blog to provide resources for organizing #CreativeWriting groups for teens ow.ly/72a330pS7Nt | In her first post, she encourages the adults to just provide time + space for #writing

Parenting, Play, Screen Time, and Mental Health

This Colorado Middle School Banned Phones 7 Years Ago. They Say Students Are Happier, Less Stressed And More Focused | @COPublicRadio ow.ly/HV7L30pRbk6 #ScreenTime

Sadfishing, Predators and Bullies: The Hazards of Being ‘Real’ on #SocialMedia - @juliejargon @WSJ ow.ly/yw3y30pSRJL | As influencers share more about #anxiety and #depression online, teens are following suit—and becoming targets | #MentalHealth

Schools and Libraries

Updated @ncte Position Statement on #IndependentReading reminds teachers that "Research supports that independent #reading has the most significant impact on student success in reading" https://t.co/sPHoP8HLJh?amp=1

The real work of an #ELA teacher is "creating a culture of literacy and nurturing a love of reading and writing" | Focus on that, says @_ACoops_ @nerdybookclub https://t.co/MEvv76o18J?amp=1

A 'Roadmap' for #Teaching Civics + #History Is Coming. Will It Restart an Old Curriculum War? @EdWeekTeacher ow.ly/1bl830pRIcB #CurriculumDevelopment

What We're Getting Wrong About #GiftedEducation - Treating #giftedness as in-born has led to underrepresentation of low-income kids, students of color + kids gifted more on the creative side ow.ly/piuw30pSLzX @EdWeekOpinion @JosephRenzulli

How Helsinki Built ‘Book Heaven’ - gorgeous public #library serving 10k patrons/day ow.ly/GXz930pRbq7 @dccdudley @CityLab

Anonymous Note Decrying #LittleFreeLibraries Sparks Gentrification Debate | @ndelgadillo07 @DCist via @tashrow ow.ly/qM5b30pRi4E #libraries #reading

STEM

#Math Looks The Same In The Brains Of Boys And Girls, Study Finds | @NPRjonhamilton @MindShiftKQED via @drdouggreen ow.ly/uJIK30pRIkF | Other factors like girls being stronger in #reading + making other choices in wealthy districts may help explain #GenderGap in #STEM

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Links I Shared on Twitter Recently: November 8: Productive Struggle, Female Toy Soldiers + Girls in STEM

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. I am finally digging out a bit from work, and I managed to find a ton of great stuff this week. Topics include: #AbilityGroups, #BookHooks, #BookLists, #BrainDevelopment, #DiverseBooks, #GrowthMindset, #Homeschool, #LoveOfReading, #PajamaDrive, #ProductiveStruggle, #ReadAloud, #ReadingChoice, #ReadYourWorld, #SchoolLibraries, #ScreenTime, #SketchNoting, #STEM, diversity, gender, kindness, parenting, reading, and testing. Happy reading!

Top Tweet of the Week

The Power of #ProductiveStruggle for kids' learning – Great read for #teachers + #parents from @katiemartinedu citing @joboaler's #LimitlessMind (which I read this weekend) https://t.co/TSQlsN2X1Z?amp=1

Book Lists

Gallery: @nytimes Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2019 — @100scopenotes ow.ly/UXZ130pPBw7 | #PictureBooks #Illustration #BookLists

Diversity + Gender

A 6-Year-Old Asks Why There Are No Female Toy Soldiers. Now, There Will Be. @mihirzaveri @nytimes ow.ly/jYAR30pPB9E | My favorite part of this story is that the child complained, her mom had her write letters + change was sparked

How the #GenderGap in #STEM Might Get its Start in Elementary School | Study finds girls w/ same scores as boys less likely to be nominated for advanced #math program @matt_barnum @Chalkbeat https://t.co/ZnGBOVMZVY?amp=1

Events, Programs + Research

Early announcement from @gail_gauthier | Multi-Cultural Children's Book Day is Jan. 31, 2020 ow.ly/4pMc30pPOX9 @MCChildsBookDay #ReadYourWorld #DiverseBooks

If any #teachers out there are looking for a holiday giving program for classrooms, the @Scholastic #PajamaDrive looks super kid-friendly. Have your kids donate new cozy PJs + Scholastic will donate a kids' book for each ow.ly/JO6M30pQDNE

Press Release Fun: @scbwi's 3rd Annual #Literacy Initiative Gives Books to Readers in Need — @FuseEight ow.ly/LGo630pPmEh #BookDonation #BookAccess

Growing Bookworms

Great post from @pernilleripp about Questions to Ask When the Kids Aren’t #Reading (the serial abandoners #teachers all know) ow.ly/Zlpv30pP5Ng | #ReadingChoice #ReadingIdentity + lots more

Interview w/ a #Reading Specialist @GuessingGeisel via @TheReadingTub ow.ly/CeUH30pQDoA | It's challenging to teach when kids haven't been #ReadAloud to at home + "come in with limited vocabulary, limited sense of story"

Here's the latest @TheReadingTub #BookHooks: #YoungAdult Book Series ideas w/ feedback from teen reviews on #Audiobook versions ow.ly/ikHy30pQDRl

Rekindle or Reaffirm Students’ #LoveOfReading with How to Read a Book by @kwamealexander + Melissa Sweet ow.ly/6egH30pPOY5 @kegancunningham #ClassroomBookshelf

We Make the Time – @pernilleripp on how as a busy parent + teacher she doesn't "find" time to read, she makes it b/c how else can she show kids that she values #reading https://t.co/HQTJjAedck?amp=1

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Why the books we read as children are the ones that shape our psyche | #Rereading, intense discovery, joyous inhibition + more ow.ly/6lkM30pPPye | I love this piece by @Gwendolyn_Smith @guardianweekend

Interesting #kidlit #publishing news: ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’ Author #EricCarle, at age 90, Sells Company to @randomhousekids https://t.co/seYzqdiMa0?amp=1

Parenting, Play + Screen Time

Stop Trying to Raise Kids to be "Successful" and raise them to be kind instead @AdamMGrant @TheAtlantic ow.ly/yWdB30pPBP1 "81 percent (of kids) say their parents value achievement and happiness over caring" for others

This needs more research, but in a recent study, MRIs show > an hour of #ScreenTime w/out parental interaction was linked to lower #BrainDevelopment in preschoolers - ow.ly/WDuk30pQDVV @cnnhealth

#Genetics and #Intelligence for your #Homeschool ow.ly/ldio30pPBkH | Don't label your kids as slow learners or as gifted, says @MarlaSzwast, give them the enriched environments they need to learn better [You would like #LimitlessMind by @joboaler, Marla]

It's A Smartphone Life: More Than Half Of U.S. Children Now Have One by Age 11 (+ 84% of teens) | @anya1anya @MindShiftKQED ow.ly/NCqi30pPmom #ScreenTime | Maybe so but I'm still making my kid wait longer

Schools and Libraries

Why Teachers Are So Excited About the Power Of #Sketchnoting (it boosts #VisualThinking + #memory) | @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED ow.ly/XMCY30pQ25q | Bet Derek from #MyLifeSeries would like this, @JanetTashjian

Smart idea for teachers from @Catlin_Tucker | Record Video Directions for things you end up explaining over and over again | Save your time, give kids control over their learning. Plus kids love video https://t.co/jut9LfGb6M?amp=1

OPINION: Separating 'gifted' children via #tracking + #AbilityGroups hasn't led to better achievement ow.ly/JMId30pQ1WN @joboaler @hechingerreport | Recent #NAEP results showed US schools using #ReadingGroups more tended to have lower scores

The Extinction of #SchoolLibrarians – Like @literacious, I wish that every school had a qualified #Librarian. I know we value the one in my daughter's school + I still think fondly of the one from my childhood, Mrs. Tuttle https://t.co/ySa2em4BJ8?amp=1

Chicago Libraries’ Late Fee Elimination Sparks A 240% Boost In Book Returns ow.ly/rt9I30pQQBl @Forbes via @donalynbooks | #BookAccess #libraries

STEM

Neat! For The First Time In History, Girls Won All Five Top Prizes at the Broadcom MASTERS #STEM Competition for Middle Schoolers | @amightygirl ow.ly/m2vq30pQ1R6 #brcmMASTERS @Broadcom

Testing

#Reading scores drop in California, most states in much-watched national test | @jfenster + @BayAreaData @EdSource ow.ly/LD5I30pPmnp #NAEP #testing

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Links I Shared on Twitter Recently: Halloween #BookList Edition (w/ some other fun links saved over the past 2 weeks)

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter over the past two weeks @JensBookPage. I haven't had a lot of time for reading posts and articles, but I did manage to save a slew of links to booklists and gift guides. Other topics include #BookHooks, #DeepLearning, #DigitalMedia, #Diwali, #DyslexiaAwareness, #Failure, #GraphicNovels, #GrowingBookworms, #Halloween, #HistoryBee, #Homework, #JoyOfReading, #KnowledgeGap, #ReadAloud, #ScreenTime, #SocialMedia, journalism, libraries, parenting. Happy Halloween, all! 

Book Lists + Gift Guides

6 Books to Celebrate #Diwali – A timely #BookList from @Literacious ow.ly/rDLO30pMNDd | Wishing all my Hindu friends a joyous Festival of Lights

12 #Halloween Picture Books – Another timely #BookList from @literacious ow.ly/2EPZ30pOyct Spooky #PictureBooks abound! Stay safe, everyone. https://t.co/VszKl22OTx?amp=1

One more #BookList for Halloween from @literacious: Spooky, Scary #MiddleGrade Titles ow.ly/a0nL30pOywa | I love #Serafina + #SpiritHunters

15 #PictureBooks About Bread – Fun #BookList from @literacious ow.ly/Csqx30pLADv | In my house we also love The Three Little Tamales, which is similar at least in spirit

10 #ReadAloud Books for 9 Year Olds for Conversation Miracles ow.ly/dRq330pN3pA | #BookList from @momandkiddo, who urges parents to keep #ReadingAloud to kids at this pivotal age re: #JoyOfReading

Librarian Jennifer Wharton shares a #BookList of Read-Alikes to @goraina's #GraphicNovel hit SMILE ow.ly/UUQw30pKxs | My daughter can vouch for virtually all of the books listed.

Guest Post: 12 #GraphicNovels with Black Protagonists — @GoodComics4Kids #BookList ow.ly/BKAZ30pM8Xg #DiverseBooks

Friendly Haints and Macabre Adventures | 36 Seasonal Titles for #MiddleGrade and #HighSchool Readers | @dgrabarek @sljournal ow.ly/htKF30pK80t #kidlit #YA #BookList

#MiddleGrade Book Gift Guide: 2019 Edition from @brandymuses ow.ly/Xzvo30pKLz9 | #KidLit by category w/ links to reviews

#YALit Gift Guide: 2019 Edition, #BookList categorized + w/ links to reviews by @brandymuses ow.ly/me1H30pMj83

Let the #GiftGuide season commence! Fun stuff in the 10 Best Gifts for #Preschoolers to Boost Their Brains! (Ages 3-5) ow.ly/7iEy30pOygV @momandkiddo

Events, Programs + Research

This is cool. #WimpyKid author Jeff Kinney & his brother Patrick Kinney Discuss their new Who Was? #HistoryBee project @fuseeight ow.ly/nISS30pOywG #nonfiction #reading

Expert Roundtable: Dispelling the Myths and Misunderstandings About #Dyslexia@ReadByExample shares insights from a diverse array of respondents for #DyslexiaAwarenessMonth https://t.co/zpfz93Zum0?amp=1

Growing Bookworms

Continuing the #BookHooks series from @TheReadingTub | Illustrated #ChapterBook Series, combining storytelling + images to help new or struggling readers to fall in love w/ books ow.ly/KHmR30pLAIZ

#BookHooks: Advice + #BookLists from @TheReadingTub for showing busy preteen readers #JoyOfReading via #MiddleGrade #BookSeries ow.ly/yckA30pOynh

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Meet the @Scholastic Kid Reporters | A roundup of some recent interviews by these 10-14 y.o. journalists ow.ly/EsCp30pLAmM | I love that Scholastic is mentoring kid #journalism, one of my daughter's prospective careers

Parenting, Play + Screen Time

Parents Need to Help Their Children Take Risks - Study suggests parent’s presence can give kids confidence they need ow.ly/gQNU30pMG5s @AlisonGopnik @WSJ #parenting #failure

#SocialMedia Has Not Destroyed a Generation - New findings suggest angst over technology is misplaced, though more research is clearly needed | @LydiaDenworth @sciam ow.ly/qtNE30pMNxD via @drdouggreen

Schools and Libraries

How Not to Get a Standing Ovation at a Teachers' Conference | @alfiekohn knows what will make #teachers applaud, but he tries to also inspire change ow.ly/ElSM30pMjmK | #homework #testing #DeepLearning

A Guide to #DigitalMedia Apps at Your Public Library | 4-part series from @mrskatiefitz ow.ly/W3u630pKLAQ #Overdrive #Libby #Hoopla + more

Why are the waiting lists for library e-books so long? The battle for the future of #eBooks is at local #libraries ow.ly/t3i830pK825 @FastCompany via @tashrow

Testing

What To Make of the 2019 Results from the ”Nation's Report Card” #NAEP, responses from various #EdPolicy thinkers @EducationNext ow.ly/Dmr630pOyeD | #testing #reading #math

Here's @Doug_Lemov's "Hot Take" on #NAEP #Reading Scores: #Schools should invest in #KnowledgeBased instruction. People should read #TheKnowledgeGap by @natwexler

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 18: Defending #GraphicNovels, Pushing Back on Helicopter Parenting + Cell Phones

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include  #AI, #BookFair, #BrainDevelopment, #EarlyChildhoodEd, #EducationResearch, #GraphicNovels, #HigherEd, #Homework, #JoyOfReading, #LoveOfBooks, #ReadingIdentity, #ScreenTime, libraries, parenting, teaching, testing, and writing.

Top Tweet of the Week

GutsIn Defense of #GraphicNovels and Those Who Read Them by @LieslShurtliff @nerdybookclub ow.ly/WpRB30pIaOe | Research shows they challenge readers. Even if they didn't, shaming any child over #ReadingChoices is "a death sentence" to #LoveOfReading

Book Lists

#BookHooks: @TheReadingTub recommends #EasyReader Series "that will have your reader-to-be giggling" + asking for more ow.ly/889530pITvF

50 Upper Middle Grade Books for ages 11-15 ow.ly/jZX730pIBp3 | #BookList from @momandkiddo covering the type of books a friend was just looking for. More mature, but not "YA mature" #kidlit

Events, Programs + Research

It’s Time for the #BookFair for Ballou High #SchoolLibrary | ow.ly/89ML30pIBA4 @chasingray  @BallouLibrary #BookAccess

Thoughts from @DTWillingham on Who to Believe on Twitter re #literacy + #EducationResearch ow.ly/MS4u30pIaJv | Impact of lack of credentials, different views on core truths + people not sharing assumptions matter

Babies As the Ultimate Learning Machines. The future of #AI depends on #computers learning as resourcefully as babies do ow.ly/CJqh30pIayF @AlisonGopnik @WSJ

Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded for Work on Poverty - Tell your children that the 2nd woman ever to win the #NobelPrize for #Economics is also the youngest recipient https://t.co/87DiBwxUzP?amp=1

Growing Bookworms

The growing of a Reader | Wendie Old on how she became a #ChildrensLibrarian after a short-sighted volunteer refused to let her check out books she wanted to read b/c of her grade level ow.ly/qk6g30pIaP5 #JoyOfReading

Using #ReadingNotebook Covers for Reflection and Goal Setting | Looks like a good way to reinforce #ReadingIdentity ow.ly/8hI630pHWin | @ClareLandrigan + @TammyBMulligan @ChoiceLiteracy

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

#Nonfiction #PictureBook Challenge: No apologizing for Nonfiction — Kit Lit Frenzy | ow.ly/mmy130pJbpw | w/ shoutout to some recent nonfiction #GraphicNovels

The Importance of Books, a message from @VanessaHarbour to writers (esp. those #writing #YA) to keep it up ow.ly/hvHi30pIaIe @AwfullyBigBlog | escape, support, understanding + more

Betsy Doesn’t Have Time for Your Nostalgia Today — @fuseeight takes on "any adult who starts publicly mourning the state of children's literature in 2019" ow.ly/VvKi30pIN4E #kidlit

Parenting, Play + Screen Time

#BrainTraining apps don't work, so why are we obsessed with them? | ow.ly/OG2T30pIaGN They "might not boost your #MentalFitness and just make you better at playing games" but it's ok to just enjoy them @SabrinaMWeiss @WiredUK

Do You Teach #EarlyChildhood Ages (as a parent or a #teacher)? This List of Tips, culled from personal experience, Is For You – @HonorsGradU ow.ly/TVME30pIBsi | "Water #play is the cleanest play"

THIS! #HelicopterParenting + bulldozer #parenting are bad for everyone — including parents ow.ly/YZym30pIBOC @MeaganFrancis @NBCNewsTHINK @jesslahey

Schools and Libraries

School completely bans mobile phones. Teachers say kids' behaviour changes - ow.ly/wqBx30pIazK | @WalesOnline via @drdouggreen | More classroom + social engagement, higher test scores. #ScreenTime

This teacher won’t use #textbooks. His students succeed despite that — or maybe because of it. - @washingtonpost via @MindShiftKQED ow.ly/9llK30pIanX #CognitivePsychology #learning

Is #Homework Valuable? Depends on the Grade. #Teachers Share Their Approaches | @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED ow.ly/l9so30pIalO | #parenting

College Students Don’t Want Fancy Libraries - @aliaemily @TheAtlantic ow.ly/JHEw30pIaoS | Digital natives still want real #libraries w/ physical books | #HigherEd

Testing + Higher Ed

Record number of colleges stop requiring the SAT and ACT amid questions of fairness | @atugend @hechingerreport @NewsHour ow.ly/LBTo30pIaBH #HigherEd #testing

College admissions officers rank prospective students based on web browsing, family finances and other data - @washingtonpost @dmac1  @wpnick ow.ly/JbZ430pIBIP #HigherEd #privacy

What will it take to make headway on student achievement? | @LDH_ed @EdSource on recent CA #testing results showing painfully slow progress + persistent equity gaps https://t.co/eipQtc0kCx?amp=1

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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

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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

STEM

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

Testing

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

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