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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: June 14: #GraphicNovels, #SummerReading + the #ToBeWritten List

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this fairly busy week include #BookLists, #FathersDay, #GraphicNovels, #Homeschool, #NoSummerSlide, #PoetryFriday, #PuzzleBooks, #ScreenTime, learning, publishing, reading, research, and testing.

Top Tweet of the Week

RealFriendsGood stuff here! Annual Reminder from @molly_wetta for parents that #GraphicNovels are "Real" Reading |@BookRiot ow.ly/nlHn30oUUMB #SummerReading #JoyOfReading

Book Lists

Ten #PictureBooks for #FathersDay | #library display / #BookList suggestions from @abbylibrarian ow.ly/bFbL30oUUAg

10 Cozy + Magical #PictureBooks by Megan Wagner Lloyd | @nerdybookclub ow.ly/HhFX30oUgTN #BookList

Is there a book about... Jennifer Wharton shares #PictureBook #BookLists for common bibliotherapy requests that #librarians may receive ow.ly/PvVW30oUUdz #Adoption #Emotions + lots more

MadLibsBest #PuzzleBooks for Kids: The Perfect Travel Companion, timely #BookList from @momandkiddo ow.ly/lBwR30oUUHc | #MadLibs, Mazes + lots more

50+ #YA Paperbacks For 2019 #SummerReading | Detailed + varied #BookList from Kelly Jensen @BookRiot, organized by release date https://t.co/gm4N8PZxpb

Do We Expect #Nonfiction to Be Serious? — @fuseeight looks at some of the funnier books of 2019 to see how they do with the challenge | ow.ly/9z5Q30oVPMi #PictureBooks #GraphicNovels

Educations Research

New research shows lower test scores for 4th graders who use tablets in #schools, but some types of computer use by older #students do help ow.ly/uI3I30oVl5y | @jillbarshay @hechingerreport #testing #ScreenTime

Ask the Cognitive Scientist: Should #Teachers Know the Basic #Science of How Children Learn? | Yes, says @DTWillingham in #AmericanEducator https://t.co/D6WqzpngY7

Growing Bookworms / Summer Reading

#NoSummerSlide Week 2 – #FathersDay Ideas for families to enhance #Literacy from @TheReadingTub ow.ly/ZXpG30oUUiM

Not Too Easy – Embracing #GraphicNovels at Home – thoughts from @pernilleripp on the benefits of visual complexity, re-reading + generally enticing books https://t.co/RbVdSzz2iz

There's some fun stuff in @ReadBrightly's #SummerReading Challenge for Kids — 2019 Edition, but I agree w/ @jennifergarry that parents should NOT make #reading a chore https://t.co/WMNMaJYbiA

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

HappyKidCan + Should Traditionally Published Authors Market Their E-books? @gail_gauthier has some thoughts + experience w/ this ? | ow.ly/SKug30oU4U1 #ebooks #publishing

At Two Writing Teachers, @BethMooreSchool suggests that teachers use a #ToBeWritten List (like a #TBR list) to encourage summer #writing https://t.co/yt6GZZ0RBR

Are You Book ‘Poly’? asks @ehbluemle @PWKidsBookshelf | Me, I'm usually #reading at least 1 book on Kindle, 1 in print + 1 #audiobook ow.ly/jLLs30oVlcH | Sometimes more to mix #fiction + #nonfiction

Ten Unpopular Bookish Opinions from @literacious ow.ly/T9IO30oVkK7 | I kind of want to get her "All #reading is good reading" (re: kids) put on t-shirts and make people wear them around the neighborhood.

Most Comprehensive Review To Date Finds The Average Person’s #ReadingSpeed Is Slower Than Previously Thought – @mattbwarren @ResearchDigest ow.ly/g3Cg30oWbAa | Implications for #teachers in declaring "slow readers"?


PeasAndCarrots"When Tanita hugs you" -- I loved this skinny poem by @kellyfineman, but now I want a hug from @tanita_s_davis ow.ly/e0lZ30oU4Wx | #PoetryFriday

Schools and Libraries

This makes sense to me! Why the #School Nurse’s Office Should Have a Well-Stocked #Library by Melissa McDonald and @mrsmelanieroy @nerdybookclub https://t.co/saopcXNfqy

#Memorization is Not a Bad Thing says @gcouros | Students may not need to memorize dates, but should spend time discussing + #learning implications of events https://t.co/QOcmEuISdw

What's it Like Switching from #Homeschool to #PublicSchool, and why might families do it? ow.ly/eN1g30oUUoc @mamasmiles

Why #Homeschool? 10 Great Reasons to Consider #Homeschooling from @mamasmiles ow.ly/b4EL30oVkOF | Time, personalization + more

The Secret Source of Lost #Learning + Educator Burnout | Musings from @rickhess99 on the impact of excessive paperwork in #schools https://t.co/nI3PoBMVux


#STEM Tuesday Spin Off @MGBookVillage | Let it Rain STEM! @marykaycarson looks at science, technology, engineering + math re: rain, w/ #kidlit recommendations https://t.co/EZcWsi7q3e

© 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: June 7: #BookADay, #SummerReading, #IntrinsicMotivation + Range

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookADay, #Diversity, #Giftedness, #GrowthMindset, #Kidlitosphere, #LearningStyles, #Literacy, #MentalHealth, #play, #ScreenTime, #SummerReading, #SummerSlide, creativity, libraries, physical books, and schools.

Top Tweet of the Week

Let’s Hear It for the Average Child | @MargaretRenkl @nytopinion celebrates different kinds of kids, each with their own unique (if not measurable) contributions https://t.co/etr4nwbPsR

Book Lists

NicoBravo2019 Comics for Kids You Should Keep an Eye On, per @fuseeight | I added a bunch of these to my daughter's wish list ow.ly/ksij30oSZKK #GraphicNovels #kidlit

More titles for my daughter's #TBR list in: Coming Attractions: #GraphicNovels at Book Expo 2019 — @nycschlibrarian @GoodComics4Kids ow.ly/tYVo30oTbh7

Diversity + Gender

This Selective New York School Has Found a Formula for #Diversity - At a #Science #HighSchool on Upper West Side ~ half of the ~440 students are black or Hispanic + most are low-income @lesliebrody @WSJ https://t.co/XGDNPoqGWh

Black Students in #CharterSchools Are More Likely to Have Black Teachers, which can lead to academic gains in #math - @madeline_will @EdWeekTeacher https://t.co/ok81vQogeU

Growing Bookworms + Summer Reading

GameChangerIt's time for @donalynbooks 11th Annual #Bookaday Challenge | @nerdybookclub ow.ly/nsRK30oSv14 | Participating is a chance to recommit to #reading + celebrate the #JoyOfReading w/ others

The @TheReadingTub #NoSummerSlide Week 1 – Terry says "Let’s Go Bananas!" ow.ly/V5PT30oSv4E | Yes, #Literacy + #BananaSplits can go together

Instead of trying to find lots of activities for kids, @MarlaSzwast suggests staying home #reading w/ your kids. Check out her #SummerReading Bucket List – https://t.co/RiLXvu4cNe

ParkerInheritanceStaying Strong: #SummerReading for 2019 from @sljournal's Classroom Bookshelf blog ow.ly/kS1C30oTb8C | Links to SLJ reviews of award-winning books + many other #reading resources

Stop the Slide! #SummerLearningLoss Prevention Tips for 6- to 8-Year-Olds from @ImaginationSoup @ReadBrightly | ow.ly/tmT030oTHFx | Read Every Day (+ lots more)

Why Should Dads Read with Their Kids? ow.ly/c4Yc30oTHz9 | @BuildaLibrary @ReadBrightly | "You’re not just reading them a story. You’re holding their hand, opening a door, and showing them what the world is like."


KarensWitchKeep up with #Kidlitosphere news in Morning Notes: #IntrinsicMotivation Edition — @100scopenotes ow.ly/girQ30oRO1R | @donalynbooks @alfiekohn + lots more

#PoetryFriday -- Call for Roundup Hosts from @MaryLeeHahn ow.ly/PXy430oTI59 #kidlitosphere #poetry #kidlit

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

A new survey found that 65% of readers prefer physical books over #audiobooks (18%) or #ebooks (29%) ow.ly/kCqK30oSzDD | @ellenduffer @Forbes #Reading| For me it depends on what I'm doing. I like having all 3 choices in the mix. 

Can #reading really improve your #MentalHealth? Participants in this @BBC Culture event think so, and discuss how | ow.ly/ditC30oRwEc via @tashrow

#Writing Tips for Kids 10 - Use Your Senses, from @BookChook ow.ly/QokM30oTI9M | "When you’re #reading, be on the alert for writing that grabs you and puts you inside a character’s head or feeling"

Parenting, Play + Mental Health

RangeAuthor of new #nonfiction title RANGE @DavidEpstein shares thoughts @nytopinion on why you should want your child to be a generalist instead of an early specialist | https://nyti.ms/2JC1iR0 #parenting

Playing #TeamSports May Protect From Some Damages Of Childhood Trauma, but increasing costs make sports unavailable to many kids who need the boost ow.ly/ydGO30oS2oh @MindShiftKQED

Largest Observational Study Of Its Kind Finds Talkative Parents Have Kids With Better Cognitive Skills – but the study couldn't distinguish correlation from causation ow.ly/k6aw30oSZHu @mattbwarren @ResearchDigest

The interface of anxiety, overthinking, and shame among gifted children and teens @giftedchlnges ow.ly/rUmQ30oRO2E #giftedness #MentalHealth

Can't say I'm convinced, but a new study says the Link Between Teens’ Time On Digital Devices + Lower Wellbeing Is “Too Small To Merit Substantial Scientific Discussion” – @Psych_Writer @ResearchDigest ow.ly/ZOmU30oRwr3 #ScreenTime

Schools and Libraries

MindsetBuilding #GrowthMindset in the Classroom: Assignments From #CarolDweck - @SarahDSparks @educationweek https://t.co/03LCxHfTW2

Belief in #LearningStyles Myth is Widespread + May Be Detrimental, w/ #parents + #teachers wasting time + money ow.ly/NOVF30oSuEl @APA via @DTWillingham

#Libraries without librarians? Twin Cities systems try it, adding "open library" hours when patrons can go in, check out books, etc. while monitored on video @ErinStrib @StarTribune https://t.co/RwxBUB0z11

School Doesn’t Have to Kill Creativity – @katiemartinedu shares her son's positive experience after moving to a #School w/ "a more holistic view of #learning" https://t.co/LRCDqY82Av

Is #SummerLearningLoss Real? Paul T. von Hippel lost faith in one of #education research’s classic results, but does think summers offer a chance for kids who are behind to catch up, with the right opportunities | @EducationNext https://t.co/gbpB1ARv61

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: May 31: #ReadingAloud, #KidLitCon, #STEM + #IntrinsicMotivation

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this jam-packed week include #Audiobooks, #BookLists, #Bullying, #FreeSpeech, #GraphicNovels, #GrowingBookworms, #HigherEd, #IntrinsicMotivation, #KidLitCon, #Preschool, #ReadAloud, #SchoolLibraries, #ScreenTime, #SpellingBee, #STEM, #SummerReading, #TeacherPay, gender, libraries, math, parenting, reading, research, and writing. There's extra material this week, despite the holiday weekend, because I was traveling most of last week. I saved things up but didn't share much while I was out of town. Happy reading!

Book Lists  + Awards

GoodnightGorillaBooks to Read with Movers and Shakers | #PictureBooks to #ReadAloud w/ toddlers who can't sit still ow.ly/PLHk30oQAoE @TheReadingTub #BookList

10 Next Reads for Kids Who Love @goraina @ReadBrightly ow.ly/IMYD30oOTWB #BookList #GraphicNovels

The @BostonGlobe @HornBook Award Winners have been announced | @medinger ow.ly/SgiD30oR7Sb #BookAwards #KidLit

Higher Ed 

The Reopening of the Liberal Mind - @WSJ @danakst interviews @BardCollege President about maintaining a culture of #AcademicFreedom + #FreeSpeech https://t.co/1osMH4prIy

Palo Alto High students nix map touting college acceptance, to stop feeding toxic competitive culture @JohnWoolfolk1 @mercnews ow.ly/iLgs30oPs9v | #HigherEd #iGen

Events, Programs + Research

KidLitConNoDetailIn this week's round-up of #MiddleGrade #SFF from around the blogs @charlotteslib shares the scoop on #KidLitCon 2020 ow.ly/pXgX30oPsrE @alibrarymama + Nekenya Yarbrough to organize

A New Trial Of An Ancient Rhetorical Trick Finds It Can Make You Wiser – @d_a_robson @ResearchDigest ow.ly/gyer30oPskQ | Thinking or speaking about yourself in 3rd person can clear emotional fog

At the #SpellingBee, a New Word Is M-O-N-E-Y - @WSJ reports on "invited" spellers who lose at regionals but can now pay to participate in @ScrippsBee https://t.co/jgP75gnVcK

A sense of purpose could prolong your life — New study finds people without a purpose were more than twice as likely to die than those with an aim and goals. Correlation, but still suggestive ow.ly/Zahs30oR7IQ @el72champs @qz

Growing Bookworms  / Summer Reading

EdwardTulaneA Year in Classroom #ReadAlouds to 4th graders by teacher Carrie Rodusky @nerdybookclub, #BookList + reasons to #ReadAloud to older kids https://t.co/mxW8KJeqXA

One idea via @literacious for getting kids excited to read is the #MiddleGrade @ Heart #SummerReading Bingo card / #BookList ow.ly/Be0w30oR8b3 | Details online @MGatheart

#KidLit author @EricRWalters is appealing to #SchoolLibrarians to let kids take out books over the summer ow.ly/KLsT30oPsqn | #SummerReading #EducationalEquity @JGCanada

#ReadingAloud with Movers and Shakers - How-To Guide from @TheReadingTub on reading to active kids ow.ly/ZxP930oPsbc #GrowingBookworms

TheWildRobotHow to Find the BEST #Audiobooks for Kids from @growingbbb, w/ audiobook benefits, tips + recommendations ow.ly/BDFX30oQi5u #ReadAloud

Spot on list here: 8 Ways Parents Discourage Their Kids from #Reading | @ImaginationSoup @ReadBrightly ow.ly/3cSX30oOU5d | #ReadingChoice #ReadAloud + more

I could SO relate to these: 8 Brutal Truths of Raising a Book-Loving Kid | @ivamarie @ReadBrightly ow.ly/oBFV30oOU0a | Tears at #library return, car as mobile library + more

Neat! @Jarrett_Lerner's campaign to bring #SummerReading to kids in #BookDeserts made the @TODAYshow | ow.ly/pij430oR8lh @lisatolin #BookAccess #kidlit

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

OneNightInTheZooSad to hear about the death of author Judith Kerr. She wrote the very first #PictureBook that we read aloud to my daughter after was born: One Night in the Zoo amzn.to/2HEnOGT

4 Reasons You Should be #Reading Books Daily, According to #Science | @salubriousdish @Inc ow.ly/BPRx30oPsoT | Communication skills + more | via @tashrow

Got a developing writer? Tell them about the Spooky Summer #Writing Contest for kids 8-12 from @spookymgbooks https://t.co/1WBeyCQim1

Great Moments with #AlexRider. @MsYingling shares the reasons @AnthonyHorowitz Stormbreaker is the book she most enjoys handing out to her #MiddleSchool students ow.ly/f8DK30oR7ZJ

College Students Aren't Checking Out Books. Yale reported 64% decline in checkouts by undergrads over 10 years, but students protested when they tried to get rid of most #LibraryBooks ow.ly/ZJUd30oPswy #HigherEd @TheAtlantic

This is awesome: The #MLB All-Star Nationals Closer Who Is Trying to Save #IndependentBookstores - @jareddiamond @WSJ https://t.co/YOwxHcSMl0

Parenting, Play + Screen Time

NoMoreMeanGirls"You're Not My Friend!" – Relational Aggression Starts As Early As Preschool, more commonly in girls | @amightygirl ow.ly/44HQ30oPIbm #bullying #parenting

This can't be good for sleep quality. New @CommonSense survey finds > 1/3 of Teens Check Their Phones in Middle of Night ow.ly/O1xo30oQKRU @BetsyMorris2 @WSJ #ScreenTime

How to Raise an Independent, Self-Motivated Kid | Talk less + ask more questions like "what is your plan for ...?" ow.ly/VkLs30oQhYc @orderoochaos @lifehacker #Parenting

Schools and Libraries

New Economic Report Shows 59% of #Teachers Have Side Hustles To Make Ends Meet ow.ly/HleZ30oQKYG @EstelleSErasmus @Forbes #teaching #TeacherPay

FutureDrivenThe @DavidGeurin Blog: 7 Questions to Reflect on More Deeply on #Kindness ow.ly/HDH330oPsco | Can you maintain respectful dialog when you disagree? + more

How cities are convincing voters to pay higher #taxes for public #preschool ow.ly/ANnV30oQhL7 @biasevoli @hechingerreport #EarlyChildEducation

More Kids Than Ever Are Dealing With #TestAnxiety. Ideas from @stacytornio @WeAreTeachers for how #teachers can help kids cope | ow.ly/bybB30oR84r via @drdouggreen #testing

The Hard Part About (Improving) #Reading Instruction | @JaredMyracle @educationweek ow.ly/a90h30oR8py | #teaching #phonics #BackgroundKnowledge #vocabulary

Four Research-Based Strategies To Ignite #IntrinsicMotivation In Students | @MindShiftKQED @Kschwart ow.ly/B3wi30oQhFC #StudentChoice

Federal jury: Houston ISD staff repeatedly violated #copyright laws, owe company $9.2M - @ChronJacob ow.ly/4OMB30oPsuV | Guess this is a learning opportunity for #students


Girls Outperform Boys On National #Engineering, Technology Skills Tests | @amightygirl ow.ly/1g8V30oQi2A #STEM #testing #TEL| Girls especially excel in categories related to communication

Study Finds Even People w/out Mathematical Training Experience The “Beauty” Of #Math – Research Digest ow.ly/t3pI30oPsdH @mattbwarren @ResearchDigest #STEM

Brain Wars: #Unschooling vs. #BrainScience – Using Modern #Science to Bring Clarity + Confidence to Your #Homeschool ow.ly/LkIe30oPsan @MarlaSzwast | Strength = interest, weakness = lack of memorization

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: May 24: #BookLists, #Readathons + Nurturing #JoyOfReading

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. It's a fairly light week because I was traveling. I'll probably have extra links for you all next time. Topics today include #AI, #BookLists, #HigherEd, #HigherEd, #learning, #LoveOfReading, #nonfiction, #play, #ReadingChoice, #STEM, #testing, and libraries. 

Book Lists

MayhemDon't miss @darshanakhiani's #SouthAsian #Kidlit Roundup 2019 – Summer | #BookList, organized by category + pub date https://t.co/uN5e2izMUx

Best #Nonfiction Books for Middle School to Inspire #CriticalThinking, new #BookList from @momandkiddo ow.ly/4U2u30oMCXY #kidlit

The Best Books for #MiddleSchool According to @pernilleripp's Students 2019 – ow.ly/hdLz30oLHly #YA #BookList

Events, Programs + Research

Taking Tiny Breaks Is Key To Learning New Motor Skills. Improvement comes during the brief rest, not during the practice, study finds – @mattbwarren @ResearchDigest https://t.co/0ukDuaSg7Y

Growing Bookworms

CreepyCarrotsHate #Reading? Do It Anyway! | #Bookseller Meghan Dietsche Goel @PWKidsBookshelf on her experience as a volunteer w/ emerging readers ow.ly/iwNx30oL4g8

You’ve Got to Believe It to Achieve It – @ReadByExample shares 8 beliefs now common to his staff on #reading instruction, inc. how #ReadingChoice influences motivation https://t.co/YvQejupjNJ

On Allowing Children time to figure out that they NEED the Learning – We should treasure kids #reading + #writing as a gift ow.ly/BoAO30oLHmY @HonorsGradU

Higher Ed

I can't say I find this surprising: Students Were Advised to Claim to Be Minorities in College-Admissions Scandal - @melissakorn + @jenniferlevitz @WSJ ow.ly/fTZC30oLHfw #HigherEd

SAT's 'adversity' score: Privilege check or public relations? Admissions counselors see little need for new metric ow.ly/8CWk30oLHaZ @JohnWoolfolk1 @mercnews #testing #SAT

On Reading

48hbc_newMaking The Most of Read-a-thons | @mrskatiefitz on why she joins, how she makes them successful + a few favorites ow.ly/Y0nu30oL3w7 #ReadAThon [This post reminded me of MotherReader's 48 Hour Book Challenge, in which I used to participate back in the day.]

Schools and Libraries

RT @dintersmith: This is what we do to our kids. K12 isn't about learning, discovering, and enjoying. It's work. It's all about doing stuff that pleases some anonymous college admissions officer. It's ruining kids. Millions of kids. https://t.co/wnWy0KHHFJ

Seems like a good idea to me: Chicago Finds a Way to Improve Public Housing: #Libraries nytimes.com/2019/05/15/art… @kimmelman @nytimes


How to Teach Kids About #AI - @HiMichelleMa @WSJ ow.ly/oirf30oLj5z - #MiddleSchool #STEM

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: May 17: #EducationalEquity, #KidLitCon, #SummerReading + #Playgrounds

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #CharterSchools, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #eBooks, #EducationalEquity, #grit, #GrowthMindset, #Happiness, #KidLitCon, #Kindle, #play, #ReadAloud, #schools, #STEM, #SummerReading, curriculum, Daniel Pink, math, poetry, recess, and testing.

Top Tweets of the Week

THIS! The Benefits of #ReadingAloud to #MiddleSchool Students | Enriching classroom community, sharing a #LoveOfReading + more | @shortisweet3 @edutopia https://t.co/xIbd3jHo82

The Biggest #Education News Story You've Never Heard Of | @natwexler @Forbes on the teaching of skills + lack of focus on #curriculum content ow.ly/BbSk30oIzZF #EducationalEquity

Events, Programs + Research

AMazeMeNaomi Shihab Nye is the #Poetry Foundation’s Young People’s Poet Laureate, term from 2019-21 ow.ly/epC430oHqDg via @tashrow @PoetryFound #kidlit

Big #Kidlitosphere News: The @CybilsAwards have announced that the now #nonprofit #Cybils will be the parent organization for #KidLitCon ow.ly/YQt130oIN74 | Next @KidLitCon will be March 2020 in Ann Arbor, MI

Success in academia may be as much about #grit as talent. New research suggests scientists who fail early in their careers may benefit from the experience ow.ly/Qcj830oIAKU @TheEconomist #STEM #GrowthMindset

How #Exercise Affects Our #Memory. Even a single workout may make our brain’s memory centers, like our muscles, more fit. Gretchen Reynolds @nytimes https://t.co/1klnR42wWu

James Patterson funds UK "Buy A Book, Give A Book" #literacy scheme w/ Penguin, Asda + NLT | @thebookseller @JP_Books ow.ly/s1l930oKw3p | Goal: to encourage reading in kids + families from disadvantaged backgrounds

Growing Bookworms

RT @EliseGravel (via @rapunzel543): Ever heard kids (and even grownups!) denigrate other people's book choices? "This book is for babies!", "This book is for girls!" or "You should be reading real books by now!" This poster shows kids that they can read whatever they like. Download here. [Image above shared per the author's permission stated on her website]

MalorieBlackmanGreat stuff! How do you turn kids into bookworms? All 10 UK children's laureates share their tips | "Read to them. Let them read to you. Don’t criticise what they are reading" + lots more ow.ly/xD6C30oIMT0 @GuardianBooks

Looking for ways to get kids #reading this summer? @KylaMcDonald10 suggests #BookDating. I think it looks like fun! ow.ly/tgL130oHqlS | @nerdybookclub

The Great Debate: #SummerReading | Assigned summer #reading titles don't put the child/teen at the center of #ReadingChoice ow.ly/hYJs30oHqRj @meg_lopez0 @3TeachersTalk

Parents will find useful links + tips in Terry's @TheReadingTub Early May #LiteracyTips Newsletter ow.ly/P5ao30oHqhk #ReadingLogs #BookLists #JoyOrReading

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

IWantMyHatHow children’s books have changed in the past 10 years | @globalnews via @100scopenotes, input from @burstofbeaden @barbreidart @AudreysBooks ow.ly/fjPH30oHg0A #kidlit #DiverseBooks

To Kindle or not to #Kindle? @AwfullyBigBlog Lynne Benton shares the reasons that she was converted to an @AmazonKindle #eBook reader, despite the relatively minor downsides ow.ly/OL4O30oJxFh #reading

Parenting + Play

Making #Playgrounds a Little More Dangerous - "Junk playgrounds" help foster kids' independence + creativity ow.ly/3kOa30oIAmq @Schiffman108 @nytimes #freeplay #play

Advice from @raisinghappines for a parent seeking to help stressed out teenage daughters ow.ly/gIR530oI3qU @GreaterGoodSC @LDamour #MentalHealth #parenting

School is (Almost) Out! Time to Get Creative. @TheReadingTub suggests a plan for using leftover #SchoolSupplies to build a #Creativity Zone ow.ly/nNSy30oK9Je

Teens Smuggle Burner Phones to Defy Parents. This @juliejargon @WSJ article includes tips for identifying + managing when your kid has a secret phone ow.ly/RC1e30oK9sx #ScreenTime #parenting

Personal Growth

Interesting piece by @EBernsteinWSJ on the surprising boost you can get from positive interactions w/ strangers + acquaintances ow.ly/NAce30oINjR #Happiness

Schools and Libraries

WhenPinkHow #Schools Can Spend Time More Wisely: 4 Big Tips From @DanielPink | Want better academic performance from your students? 'Give ‘em frickin’ #recess' ow.ly/P5n030oJxY2 @educationweek @AlysonRKlein

#CriticalThinking is a 21st-century essential — here’s how to help kids learn it. Going beyond what to how + why | Mary Halton, Brian Oshiro, @TED_ED https://t.co/hNvaeneZWZ

Can successful #CharterSchools replicate + maintain effectiveness ? They can according new study of Boston's charters ow.ly/gllf30oINqJ @WSJopinion #learning #schools

Dear STAR Test, We Need to Talk Again… @pernilleripp shares the negative experiences of her students w/ this computerized #ReadingTest ow.ly/vHTC30oJX7V #ReadingLevels

Georgia governor vetoes bill requiring #recess in all elementary #schools, supporting the policy but deferring control to local #SchoolBoards ow.ly/MygX30oKG6z | @BrendanNRand @ABC


#Math Teachers Should Be More Like Football Coaches, sharing passion for the subject + giving students a sense of purpose | @JohnCUrschel @nytopinion via @drdouggreen https://t.co/8qEHB3zgMf

Kids Are More Motivated To “Do Science” Than “Be A Scientist” – A Finding That Could Help Address The Profession’s #Diversity Problem – @mattbwarren @ResearchDigest ow.ly/KfEj30oKvLp #STEM


#SAT to Give Students ‘Adversity Score’ to Capture Social and Economic Background - ow.ly/v4CK30oKFVZ | @dougbelkin @WSJ #HigherEd #testing #EducationalEquity

Don't Abolish the NYC High-School-Admission Test, Help Black Kids to Ace It, says @JohnHMcWhorter @TheAtlantic ow.ly/1aDo30oHraZ | #TestPrep #EducationalEquity #Giftedness

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: May 10: Books Are Good for Camp Prep, #SummerReading + Winning Jeopardy!

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #AchievementGap, #audiobooks, #BookDeserts, #BookLists, #Bullying, #curiosity, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #giftedness, #GrowingBookworms, #GrowthMindset, #poetry, #ReadAloud, #STEM, #SummerReading, parenting, and schools.

Top Tweets of the Week

SnakesThe ‘Jeopardy!’ Whiz Reads Like a Kid. So Do I, says @jasongay @WSJ ow.ly/JOMH30oDZMB | "Children’s books, especially simple books about single topics like sharks and snakes, have sharpened my intellect in a way that no fancy adult book ever has."

Using #Literacy Skills to Solve Math Word Problems has formerly struggling elem. school showing big #math gains| @CommKr8veWriter @edutopia https://t.co/zbPTGRYkwh

Book Lists + Awards

In this week's round-up of #MiddleGrade fantasy + #ScienceFiction from around the blogs @charlotteslib urges reviewers to consider judging for the @CybilsAwards awards ow.ly/PZQ430oE0ng

27 #Nonfiction Books for Preschoolers (w/ Printable #BookList) from @growingbbb ow.ly/6HRb30oFXcB | Informational #PictureBooks about animals + nature

#NationalPoetryMonth Ain’t Over Till I Sez It’s Over: The Shockingly Good Verse of 2019 — @fuseeight #poetry #BookList ow.ly/ndNl30oFqAK

DontEatClassmates2019 #IndiesChoice and E.B. White #ReadAloud #BookAward Winners Announced | @ABAbook https://t.co/ZP9t1Spsib

17 Children's Books about #SummerCamp, a #BookList from @momandkiddo that I will use to help prep my daughter ow.ly/1HHA30oEmYE | #MIddleGrade

PW’s Best Books for #SummerReading 2019 – @PublishersWkly @tashrow ow.ly/f2Na30oEmOX | Lots of fun-looking #PictureBooks #MiddleGrade + #YA

Events, Programs + Research

RevengeEnginerds#KidsNeedBooks (of their own) for #SummerReading@Jarrett_Lerner shares his efforts to fight #BookDeserts https://t.co/yJKvBQ6uYJ

May is National Share a Story Month in the UK. No reason we can't celebrate in the US, I say | ow.ly/naoO30oFqDG @AwfullyBigBlog #NSSM #ReadAloud #LoveOfBooks

Welcome MAY! Diverse #Kidlit Linkup is @TheReadingTub ow.ly/PktZ30oE0m1 #DiverseBooks #BookReviews

Terry's May Question @TheReadingTub is about remembering #teachers that you appreciate from your own childhood for #TeacherAppreciationWeek ow.ly/LuEk30oFWUE

Growing Bookworms

PsychologyOfReadingRethinking #ReadingLevels: Some Practical Advice from the Experts | @lalalalambert @ReadBrightly https://t.co/Se6MW5vdgO

5 Great Places to Stash Books Around Your Home to Encourage #Reading | @ReadBrightly ow.ly/6OAQ30oFaCj | #GrowingBookworms

Higher Ed

Don’t Let #Students Run the University. Trying to get professors fired because you don’t like their views isn’t activism—it’s preening would-be totalitarianism ow.ly/41lZ30oFXUY | @RadioFreeTom @TheAtlantic

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

BabysittersClubOriginalThis might nudge my 9 year old towards #audiobooks | @audible to Release Classic #BabySittersClub Series on audio this summer ow.ly/GONz30oD6nF | #kidlit

7 in 10 #students aren’t writing at grade level + only 3% are advanced. Not surprising b/c we aren't really teaching #writing as part of knowledge base, says OpEd ow.ly/eMgv30oDZUP @hechingerreport

This @nytopinion by @bendolnickbooks is spot-on | Why You Should Start Binge-Reading Right Now ow.ly/rIpV30oE0cC | When you read a book straight through you get much more out of it than #reading in little chunks

Good advice from @BookChook | #Writing Tips for Kids 9 - Remove Fluff Words ow.ly/7fzt30oGWUU #literacy

SnowyDayA is for Activist: why children’s books are getting political | @lucia_graves @GuardianBooks ow.ly/wp6S30oCQgl #DiverseBooks #Kidlit

Parenting + Play

This open letter will warm your heart: @pernilleripp thanks @Pink for her #kindness to Pernille's daughter, who has been experiencing #bullying https://t.co/o65qzTlMfO

Oh, the Places They’ll Go—If You Let Go. An economist's guide to happier, more relaxed #parenting @reason https://t.co/AZC7AdM2Ek

Schools and Libraries

How Schools Struggle to Serve #GiftedStudents w/ #Disabilities | @MindShiftKQED @hechingerreport ow.ly/xNto30oFqYL #TwiceExceptional

Perseopolis#GraphicNovels Belong in Your English Class. Here's How to Use Them "to engage + challenge our students" | Paige Classey Przybylski @EdWeekTeacher

Developing a #GrowthMindset in Our Students - @mssackstein offers concrete tips, like talking to kids about the concept of "yet" ow.ly/We0V30oEmni #teaching


Ditch the #Math Worksheets and Stop Killing Kids' #Curiosity says educator + new parent Kathy Liu Sun @EdweekComm ow.ly/BiHJ30oFqPg #CommonCore #STEM

Palo Alto, CA teens expand #nonprofit #RoboticsForAll program that sends teen to teach elementary schoolers to help tackle #STEM #AchievementGap ow.ly/wsDc30oFb36 @MaggieAngst @mercnews

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: May 3: Improving via #Literacy First, Celebrating #ChildrensBookWeek + Assessing #CommonCore

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #ChildrensBookWeek, #CommonCore, #EisnerAward, #GenderEquity, #GrowingBookworms, #NAEP, #reading, #ScreenFreeWeek, #SmartPhones, #STEM, #teaching, #testing, libraries, parenting, and publishing. 

Top Tweet of the Week

How a #literacy first program revived an elementary school in a poor #SchoolDistrict ow.ly/an3g30ozgNw @edutopia via @MindShiftKQED #reading #HighExpectations

Book Lists + Awards

CardboardKingdomThe 2019 #EisnerAward Nominees have been announced. @tashrow shares the #kidlit + #YA titles ow.ly/ujpM30oAU3Z #GraphicNovels #BookAwards

12 Extra-Exciting Action-Adventure Books with Girls at the Center | @ivamarie @ReadBrightly ow.ly/cf5g30oBLdu #BookList #kidlit

May #ReadAloud Books that Aren't about Spring! #PictureBook + #ChapterBook recommendations from @momandkiddo ow.ly/nrtI30ozErq |#BookList

Booklist’s 50 Best Middle-Grade Novels of the 21st Century, with Ample Edits suggested by @fuseeight ow.ly/50Ix30oyGI3 #kidlit #BookList @ALA_Booklist

Diversity + Gender

Women Did Everything Right. Then Work Got ‘Greedy.’ In highly educated couples, the man is often on call at work while the woman chooses 'call' at home w/ kids -> pay gap @clairecm @nytimes ow.ly/PP3P30oyHAu | #GenderEquity

Events, Programs + Research

ChildrensBookWeek2019Poster2019 marks the 100th anniversary of #ChildrensBookWeek (not coincidentally #ScreenFreeWeek) ow.ly/PJeb30oAwDA @EveryChildRead #LoveOfBooks [Poster designed by Yuyi Morales.]

Information for 2019 Global Read Aloud #GRA19 starting this fall, including titles, schedules + #SocialMedia links – @pernilleripp ow.ly/fHUV30oC9A1 #ReadAloud #literacy

Today is #IndependentBookstore Day ow.ly/WW6930oyHHr | @librofm is giving away free #audiobooks to celebrate + sharing reasons why local #bookstores make a difference | #reading

Why Memorizing Stuff Can Be Good For You by @natwexler @Forbes ow.ly/5oEF30oBFYO | "the more factual knowledge people have about a topic, the better they can think about it critically and analytically."

Brain Wars: Classical Education vs. #BrainScience@MarlaSzwast discusses underlying principles + how they apply to skills like memorization ow.ly/OhLn30oC6tS | #Homeschooling #Learning

Growing Bookworms

GameChangerI wish that every parent + teacher would read this important post: How Misuse of the #40BookChallenge Made My Kid Hate Reading and Why (& How) I Pushed Back — @TLT16 ow.ly/qM0D30ozF19

#Teachers Are in Charge of Reading Celebrations says @TammyBMulligan, suggesting ways for students to experience FUN as #readers https://t.co/NCd3bXGTAZ

6 Awesome Benefits of #ReadingAloud to Your Kids from @icsfblog via @drdouggreen ow.ly/aC8330oC8V8 | Bonding, learning + more

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

PassionateReadersSo You’re in a #ReadingSlump, Now What? – @pernilleripp shares her tips ow.ly/AtzX30oAUYG #JoyOfReading

RT @NYTimesBooks: Amélie Wen Zhao canceled publication of her young adult novel, “Blood Heir,” because of online criticism. Then she decided the critics were wrong. https://t.co/OwsXAo5z5a

How One #IndependentBookstore Succeeds in the Amazon Age - Susan Kitchens @WSJ ow.ly/p3iL30ozSpE | #SmallBusiness #bookstores

Students Fall for Misinformation Online. Is #Teaching Them to Read Like Fact Checkers the Solution? - @becksup @chronicle via @DTWillingham ow.ly/2qlM30oC9fK #FakeNews #FactChecking

Parenting + Play

RaiseSuccessfulPeopleI Raised Two CEOs and a Doctor. These Are My Secrets to #Parenting Successful Children @EstherWojcicki @TIME ow.ly/ySOG30ozFvN | independence, kindness + more

Schools and Libraries

Why It's Important To Say There Is No #TeacherShortage. Takes our eyes off the real problem = #teaching has become unattractive as a profession, says @palan57 ow.ly/yAGs30oAVuN

You Might Be Surprised Which States Prioritize Higher Teacher Salaries - @MichaelPetrilli @EducationNext ow.ly/MaYb30oyGRV | Interesting data on ratios of #teacher pay to per-pupil spending by state

How can #teachers release responsibility to kids in the classroom, so that they become more independent? Ideas from @millerread @ChoiceLiteracy including #wordless #PictureBooks for pre-readers ow.ly/EUWR30oyGlC

DeeperLearningHow to make #HighSchools better for #students - @jal_mehta + @sarahmfine @latimes ow.ly/3bBT30oyHVE | kids need opportunity to do meaningful work under competent supervision | #learning #schools #IntrinsicMotivation

Private #Libraries That Inspire | @KatyMcL @WSJ | These are truly gorgeous! https://t.co/2yvnxwrMVD


16 Wonderful Women Scientists to Inspire Your Students - @WeAreTeachers via @drdouggreen ow.ly/YRwD30ozgRu #STEM #science #GenderRoles


BreakUpWithYourPhonePutting Down Your Phone May Help You Live Longer | author @Catherine_Price @nytimes describes effect of #smartphones on cortisol levels (stress hormone), suggests ways to break the cycle https://t.co/HNwnPPIBlY

Testing + Standards

Nearly a decade later, did #CommonCore work? One recent study found it appears "to have led to modest declines in 4th-grade reading and 8th-grade #math scores ow.ly/yYvf30oATF0 @matt_barnum @Chalkbeat

#MiddleSchoolers Are Doing Better on a Key Tech and Engineering #NAEP Test — Thanks to the Girls | @The74 @cphenicie ow.ly/Eutx30oATSJ #STEM

Instead of Standardized #Testing, Consider #PortfolioAssessment suggests @mssackstein @EdWeekTeacher ow.ly/jZ9X30ozEd8 | allow #students to gather evidence of #learning over time

True #Testing Stories; Bias, Boredom, and Futures in the Balance. @dirktillotson: Test scores matter + reducing #AchievementGaps would do massive good for Black, Brown + disadvantaged folks https://t.co/zGj6MKVudA

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: April 26: Studying Techniques, #SummerReading Encouragement + #KidLit for Adults

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #GrowingBookworms, #Happiness, #JoyOfReading, #LearningDifferences, #parenting, #PBL, #ScreenTime, #SelfMotivation, #studying, #SummerReading, #Teaching, and #ReadingChoice. 

Top Tweet of the Week

5 Effective #Studying Techniques That Are Backed by Research | @edutopia ow.ly/LDoi30ovn8R | The most successful #students use their time more effectively, w/ higher intensity

Book Lists

PrincessInBlackVacation10 Illustrated #ChapterBook Series to Engage Early Readers | Jenn Ridgway @ReadBrightly ow.ly/cRZ930ovKzc | #BookList #PrincessInBlack #NateTheGreat + more

Events, Programs + Research

Rodney Robinson, Who Teaches Civics to Students in Juvenile Detention, Wins 2019 National Teacher of the Year | @EdWeekTeacher ow.ly/uRlr30owRUQ #education #teaching

#GenderGap: Why Are Girls Less Confident Than Boys? @tylercowen @Bloomberg | ow.ly/78BU30oxEAn | Recent study suggests girls exposed to high-achieving boys do worse in #math + #science

Growing Bookworms

WholenovelswholeclassWhole-Class Novels vs. Choice #Reading: Why Not Do Both? - @arielsacks @EdWeekTeacher ow.ly/QBNH30oviyl #ReadingChoice #GrowingBookworms

The Power of Choice and Time in helping #ReluctantReaders to find the #JoyOfReading by #MiddleSchool #teacher @bethiej1027 @nerdybookclub ow.ly/UKQj30ovnqa | #ReadingChoice #SSR

A Few Ideas for #Teachers to Help Students Read Over the Summer from @pernilleripp | I especially like "send home their TBR list" ow.ly/OdEw30ovngb | #SummerReading #JoyOfReading #SummerSlide

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

ChildrensBookOldWiseWhy #HarryPotter + #PaddingtonBear are essential #reading … for grown-ups | @DonnaLFerguson @GuardianBooks talks w/ author Katherine Rundell about upcoming book ow.ly/Mw2z30ovnaF | via @charlotteslib

Parenting + Play

It’s Grandparents vs. Parents in the Battle Over Kids’ #ScreenTime | @juliejargon @WSJ ow.ly/o5A730owRpC - #parenting

World health officials take a hard line on #ScreenTime for kids (never in 1st year, rarely in 2nd). Will busy parents comply? @craigtimberg + @rachsieg @washingtonpost ow.ly/iWM230oxEGZ #WHO

Understanding the Difference Between a 'Late' Reader and a Child with a Learning Issue | @lalalalambert ow.ly/ib5630ovKFY @ReadBrightly #LearningDifferences #Reading #Parenting

A Reminder of the Fragility of Our Children’s #SelfDetermination from #TeacherMom @HonorsGradU ow.ly/6RmJ30owRwC | #Parenting #SelfMotivation

Personal Growth + Happiness

ChooseLifeYouWantThe Science of #Happiness: 3 Practices That Changed Perspective for @katiemartinedu ow.ly/daNA30ovneb #Gratitude #PersonalGrowth

Schools and Libraries

#EdTech Utopia Is Over says @ascendschools founder @EducationNext ow.ly/SE2r30owRJA | "Enough #ScreenTime. Our #students need authentic relationships" w/ teachers to truly personalize #learning | #PBL

In the News: Proposed Law Would Require Illinois Children to Start School by Age 5, Threatening Kindergarten Redshirting - @EducationNext https://t.co/yqwJMadXnz

#SchoolDistrict secession gathers speed in several states, accelerating resegregation ow.ly/2cqW30ovirI @emmanuelfelton @hechingerreport via @MindShiftKQED

#LeBronJames Opened a School That Was Considered an Experiment. It’s Showing Promise. Inaugural class posted strong results on first round of #testing https://t.co/fJGXOPLWlZ

I'm not sure whether this is funny or sad: #Schools Add a New Section of the #DressCode—for Parents - @Tawnell @WSJ https://t.co/MTHlXXuBDc


Why The Big Standardized Test Is Useless For Teachers @palan57 @Forbes ow.ly/yrsz30oxELT | #testing #teaching

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: April 19: Climbing Trees, Creating Lifelong Readers + Reading on Paper

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage (with a few from last week, when I was on vacation and didn't do a link roundup). Topics include #DiverseBooks, #GenderRoles, #giftedness, #GrowingBookworms, #HigherEd, #Jeopardy!, #kidlitosphere, #literacy, #play, #Poetry, #ReadAloud, #ReadingLevels, #ScreenTime, #STEM, #teaching, parenting, and reading.

Top Tweets of the Week

Maya Awards for Creating Lifelong Readers & Maya Angelou Teacher Award for from + https://t.co/omqsd4sImU

The Biggest ! Winner says that fact-based children's books helped him win b/c "They are chock-full of infographics, pictures + all kinds of stuff to keep the reader engaged" via

Book Lists

Rounding up the Books for kids published in 2019 —

6 Great Books for Teachers, Parents & Grandparents who love children's books | Any that includes "Five on Brexit Island" is worth a look |

Highly Engaging Sure to Hook | from https://t.co/SbXCrQPUz5

Diversity + Gender

UnderPressureTeaching Girls to Be Great Competitors - Jennifer Breheny Wallace | "new research shows that many girls have trouble managing the stress and emotions that go along with competition"

Happy Spring! The April Linkup is (+ other blogs)

Author | Bringing into children's books | Why 'seeing yourself' matters for kids |

MomentOfLiftEquality for Women Must Start at Home (Even the Gates Home) - shares essay from her forthcoming book about empowering women

Events, Programs + Research

Guest Post | Danielle Goldman & , a program to make fun + encourage

I love this: Bus Driver Entertains Kids w/ by providing 'bucket of books' On Her Bus Route | Kids can grab books + in pairs, a guest reader comes on Friday afternoons to read to all

I love it! Netherlands makes trains free on for those who show a book instead of ticket |

ReadAloudHandbookA “million word gap” by kinder between children raised in rich environments vs. kids who aren’t read to at home at all | https://t.co/YN1dKpdF4h

The Progressive Poem is happening now. Here’s an update from

Growing Bookworms

10 Ways to Make Home a Path to Lifelong by adding more fun by Kyla McDonald | Backwards reading day, joke books, baking + more

Why Bitsy Parks doesn't worry too much about tracking her students' "I'm striving to lay the foundation for a love of reading"

How We Set Up in | Book clubs give students the chance to "engage in meaningful discussion"

Higher Ed

Why Has the Cost of Outpaced Inflation? - shares reasons, concludes "College presidents, trustees + politicians should feel some shame as they are the leaders in this cash grab" |

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Worse for Comprehension than on Paper, Leads to Overconfidence, New Meta-analysis Concludes -

Parenting + Play

FreeRangeKidsClimbing trees is safer than organized sports + great for physical + emotional development | via

Why is Important for - via | Comprehensive w/ lots of references

Why & How to Nurture Wherever You Live (urban, suburban, rural) |

The Corruption Continuum | parents help kids seek limited spots in elite colleges | "there’s no way to peel away all the parent-conferred advantages and extras, for they’re inherent, multifaceted, and I think inevitable"

Why you should consider watching w/ your kids + list of the best ones to watch w/ them https://t.co/LI5JmOq5q5

Schools and Libraries

FewerThingsBetter"We're a Family" and Other School Norms that Can Cause Burnout | talks w/ about doing fewer things better in https://t.co/BXza5S8LjY

Does help talented go ahead faster? Survey finds emphasis on developing creativity + critical thinking instead of acceleration above grade level

Parents Make a Big Difference in School Quality. I’m Living Proof. Thomas Sheppard |

What If Teachers Could No Longer Give B-minuses? Do we want our system to be a sorting system or a system? The case for |

Standardized really isn’t the problem. The issue is using as a (poor) proxy for quality. How can we have better accountability systems? asks https://t.co/Jxw6Y7B9rF

Sigh: Alum Rock school district cuts all to balance budget | | Not our district, but nearby

Interesting analogy from | What Can Learn from about Differentiating Instruction


Tuesday Spin Off: Books that illustrate the of | | , +

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Links I Shared on Twitter Recently: April 5: A #LiteracyTsunamic, the #STEM #GenderGap, and the Scholastic #KFRR Results

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this busy week include #Audiobooks, #BookLists, #ChildDevelopment, #ComputerScience, #Education, #FreeRangeKids, #GenderGap, #Giftedness, #GRA19, #GrowingBookworms, #HigherEd, #Homework, #KFRR, #literacy, #LoveOfReading, #phonics, #Play, #ReadingLevels, #ReadingLogs, #Scholastic, #ScreenTime, #STEM, #Writing, and parenting.

Top Tweets of the Week

What Superintendents, Cabinets, and School Boards Need to Know About the (aka ) by |

The : Encouraging Girls to Persist in and , 3 barriers w/ proposed solutions | via , ,

Book Lists

NanetteBaguette5 that remind us to trust kids' development + foster independence in childhood

New -themed : the truly wonderful smattering of and titles for kids out in 2019 that struck as worth knowing

14 about Perspective + Observation, new from https://t.co/ZUyoYrR4ZE

Events, Programs + Research

FrontDeskAnnouncing the Global Read Aloud Choices 2019

Press Release Fun: Casting Call for Creative Kids to participate in new shared by [I checked: you need to be able to go to the New York recording studio to do this.]

by the Books! Highlights and about the recent children's book blogging conference from

Thoughts on why a not normally journal of should think twice before issuing a call for overtly political papers slanted in only one ideological direction, from

What Do Today’s Get Right And Wrong In How They Take Lecture Notes? – | Recent study shows more laptop note-taking, less organizing of notes + less self-testing than optimal https://t.co/yY44cHGuVd


Where do I belong? The gifted person's lament. Challenges faced by gifted kids + teen + tips for parents to help from |

Growing Bookworms

KFRR_Fig3_I find this deeply depressing: New Kids + Family Reading Report shows large drop in both + between ages 8 and 9. Some highlights here [Click image for larger version of graph, source: https://www.scholastic.com/readingreport/

Great recap of definitions + resources for parents regarding kids' from Terry + more

Tips from for to help kids who aren't at home (something hard for to control)

Alternatives to (the dreaded) Home/School | Great ideas from coach

Higher Ed

Everything in Can Be Gamed by the Privileged. Eliminating Merit in Admissions Will Only Boost Their Advantage | | We need MORE high-quality education + ways to extend it to low-income kids

This is encouraging: U.S. college students excel in , outscore China, India + Russia | https://t.co/wRqJxrXWG3

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

SeeYouAtHarrysWhat Good Does It Do To Break A Child’s Heart? by | Books about sad topics can "open minds + inspire thoughtful discussion" + help kids grow

Terry has been posting themed questions each month. Her April questions are: What is (or was) your favorite , and have you created one w/ your kids? | Do share!

Print books still the most popular format. reading has flattened, while are on the rise says recent survey via

Read What You Love Until You Love to Read, eventually you get bored of the simple stuff says | The best way to yourself is to develop a

It's not every day you see driving a political scandal: Baltimore Mayor Takes Leave of Absence Amid Criticism Over ‘Healthy Holly’ Books

Parenting, Screen Time + Play

FreeRangeKidsMaking a Case for Free-Range Childhood | |

I Started Letting My Children Get Bored. Then, Something Amazing Happened | Good stuff from via

Why (in terms of the brain) Trigger the Nightly Meltdown—and How to Help Your Child Cope with shutting down |

One Year as a Free + Not Looking Back – shares her students' largely positive experience (less / , more socializing w/ friends in person instead of on ) https://t.co/IuUNC6HTIS

Schools and Libraries

To Boost , Just Add Movement, w/ 6 ways to add more movement to instruction |

When You Disagree With Your Child's Teacher (or the policies at the school), What Can You Do? asks fellow | Seems relevant to me re: things like , +

DeeperLearning Doesn’t Have to Be Boring | + visited across the country, found "powerful learning was happening most often ... in electives, clubs + extracurriculars" + where kids get more agency + choice

is Key to Student Achievement. Many schools sap that motivation w/ rewards + punishments. But Schools Can Crush It | https://t.co/CPo5EREQXT

Does Work? hears few regrets from teachers who did makeovers in class, suggests focusing on h/w where it's actually needed for https://t.co/wvUcdbmsTb

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: March 29: #ClassroomLibraries, #CellPhone Bans + #ReadingAloud Print Books to Kids

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this busy week include #Audiobooks, #BookLists, #ClassroomLibrary, #Grades, #GrowthMindset, #KidLitCon, #LoveOfReading, #NASA, #nonfiction, #Play, #PrintBooks, #ReadAloud, #SAT, #ScreenTime, #SocialMedia, #STEM, #testing, memory, parenting, and reading.

Top Tweet of the Week

to Your Toddler? New Study Confirms Print Books Are Better Than Digital Ones, generating more talk about the story between parents + kids | https://t.co/dyB1FuGoch


EscapeFromLemoncelloCrack the Code! 9 Books About and Codes for 9- to 12-Year-Olds | Fun from Dena McMurdie |

16 Great for Third Graders | Another solid from |

Events, Programs + Research

A thank you to participants, speakers + sponsors from + more

People keep making new brain cells throughout their lives (well at least until the age of 97), according to a study on human brains |


OverloadedStrong piece by Dr. Denise Pope from on how kids ought to be choosing | Factors like academic engagement in + mentoring from faculty are more tied to future success than elite names https://t.co/DxQvlTBZz3

No one likes the SAT. It’s still the fairest thing about admissions. et. al. --> I agree. No question scores helped me be the first in family to go to

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

QuietPowerLet's hear it for young readers editions of titles, says , encouraging publishers to look for other bestselling titles to adapt for the + market https://t.co/pknts4yIc6

5 Reasons Why Listens to at Double Speed

Parenting, Play + Growth Mindset

Fear of , the Kryptonite to - "The older we get, the more afraid we are to get things wrong, to fail" | w/ tips for modeling

Confident Kids Come From Parents Who Do These 5 Things | |

YouYourChildSchoolHow to Navigate Your Way to the Best for Your Child | + more

The Many Shades of Fear-Based Parenting, w/ recommendation for following trustful methods instead from Peter Gray

33 Reasons Why Parents Should Choose a Play-Based , Not an Academic One

Reading in School

A Few More Steps Toward a Successful Experience for All in |

EverythingEverythingBeyond the Comfort Zone: Books for Our Times | Working w/ kids + parents when books in the get into potentially controversial areas

Gradual Release of the 1st Grade helps kids learn about w/out becoming overwhelmed by choice –

Screen Time + Social Media

Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good | Screens used to be for the elite. Now avoiding is a status symbol. | | I think there's validity to this argument

Let’s Talk About : Should We Limit Access Or Teach Responsibility, asks | I think this is very complex |

IGenSome real food for thought here: "I didn't have control": A 14-year-old on why she quit + how she felt when she learned her mom + sister had been posting about her for years


This is sad: cancels all-female spacewalk, citing lack of spacesuit in right size |

At an Ontario high school, a mark-less class is challenging how students engage in - via

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: March 22: Personal Responsibility, Education Research + Snowplow Parents

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #GrowthMindset, #introversion, #JoyOfReading, #literacy, #MentalHealth, #PersonalizedLearning, #ReadAloud, #SocialMedia, college, libraries, parenting, research, and teachers.

Top Tweet of the Week

I like this post from about taking responsibility for your choices + actions, not blaming things "happening" to you | Yes, It’s All Your Fault: Active vs. Passive Mindsets https://t.co/d0OpeW5jQu

Events, Programs + Research

LionWitchRead Like a Child, Don’t Fall Into the Trap of Competitive | Sally O'Reilly via |

The dark side of research: widespread bias | developer-funded research showed benefits 70% greater than what independent study found

The Fails to Close: Half century of shows mostly unchanged divide between haves and have-nots, + that gains at 8th grade level don't flow through to end of https://t.co/YzIWRKfk26

Wishing well as she heads out to Providence, happening THIS weekend. I'm sure her panel on will be useful. As for me, I'll be there in spirit but not in body

Building Teens Into Strong Readers — By Letting Them Teach | via |

Growing Bookworms

MissRumphiusThe Time for – Early March Edition is out from , covering + ideas for linking gardening +

15 Tips for Starting a Lifelong Conversation w/ Kids About Books |  

Higher Ed

Remember, It’s Their Years, Not Yours - | Sue Shellenbarger talks to various experts on overly involved parents who project their own needs +/or pressure their kids re:

Is Worth It? Wealthy parents who spend to get their kids into top schools aren’t giving them as big an advantage as commonly thought, research shows

Parenting + Play

RaiseAnAdultHow (who move every challenge out of kids' paths) Are Robbing Their Children of Adulthood +

Is Now Required by Law in Several U.S. States | Sad that they have to legislate this, but good to see kids getting more | https://t.co/e5MCHg2Yau

Getting Little Boys to Sit Down and Learn. "Nourish first their deep instinctual need to move, wear them out physically. Then they will be able to sit for a time"


In , Where Is the Line Between Criticism and Cancel Culture? Lots of food for thought in this piece by | My friend is quoted, too!

Schools and Libraries

MindsetSchools love the idea of a , but has its application in been shown to have an impact? Does self-concept drive achievement, or vice versa? via https://t.co/leVxBbRfAT

Oral Reading (kids in class): Making it Useful or Making it a Waste of Time? should work to keep it enjoyable + fun

research: Schools should invest in arts and PE to boost adolescent students' attainment and engagement | via https://t.co/jHyUhkEcri

Explicit Instruction: It's Not Just for Students With - |

Five Myths and What You Can Do to Overcome Them –

13 ways educators can transform | | Give students time to read, think, write + dream

Expecting Too Much — and Too Little? — of | musings from

9 Unexpected Perks That Come with Having a Library Card | via |

Self Awareness, Screen Time + Mental Health

QuietSusanCainThis fits w/ my experience: Why Might Be the Best Career Path for Introverts |

Rise In Depression Among + Young Adults Could Be Linked To Use, finds new study headed by |

Brazilian Researchers Say Is Real, And That It’s Associated With Impaired Decision-making –

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