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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 12: #Cybils Nominations, #KidLitCon Panels and #Reading for Pleasure

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookAbandonment, #BookLists, #Censorship, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #GrowthMindset, #homework, #introversion, #JoyOfReading, #KidLitCon, #LearningStyles, #MentalHealth, #Mindfulness, #Nonfiction, #PE, #SchoolLibrarians, #ScreenTime, #spelling, #ViewpointDiversity, parenting, schools, and testing.

Announcement of the Week

Cybils-Logo-2018-Round450pxNot a tweet, but: #Cybils Nominations are open through Monday, October 15th. Just a few more days! You can find the nomination link and details here. The Cybils award is for high-quality, kid-friendly children's and young adult books published in a variety of categories in the past year. Anyone can nominate. The Cybils shortlists (which come out on New Year's Day) are an excellent resource for parents, teachers, and librarians looking for excellent titles.

Book Lists + Awards

DragonsHalloween -themed Early for Kids Ages 6-10, timely from https://t.co/vYbX2f8eUL

This is a super-fun : 24 Must Have Books for 1-Year Olds according to |

Not sure about celebrating ? has compiled a of Literature for Young Readers that you can peruse instead

NeverTooYoungTwo New Books for preteen + young teens w/ a lot to love

Yet To Be Nominated | suggestions from

books not yet nominated for the Awards, a from

Diversity + Gender

And a response to Shannon's piece: How handles Boys Who Boo Books — | "I looked every student in the eye and told them that whatever they like to read is okay. And that making fun of someone for what they like is not okay"

PrincessInBlackWhat are we teaching boys when we discourage them from books about girls? The goal is to encourage . The more we try to tell kids which books are for them, the more reluctant they are to read https://t.co/WLZQySGw0R

Let’s Indigenize Our Bookshelves & Fully Welcome Native Kids As Readers by

This is an interesting study: “My-side bias” makes it difficult for us to see the in arguments we disagree with –

This article about by in is fascinating | Large Majorities Dislike + don't fit into the divisive tribes that most people think they do https://t.co/31RXvDQxeL

Growing Bookworms

DogmanWhy Belong in All of Our Libraries – A defense from as + "Because you see when we tell kids that a book is too easy we are dismissing their entire journey"

We are Changed Because of Our Daily Stories | shares the way that has helped grow her classroom into a community of

Growing up in a house full of books is major boost to later and levels, 31 country study finds (w/ >80 books needed to be effective)  https://t.co/93GDYIAM5s

Kidlitosphere / KidLitCon

KidLitConNoDetailAnnouncing Big Issues in Panel! | This year's organizers are +

Don’t Forget the ! Panel w/ | Organizers

[To see the other KidLitCon2019 panels being announced individually, follow https://kidlitconprovidence2019.com or @KidLitCon. I'll share again when the full program is published.]

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

THIS: Children who enjoy + have significantly better mental wellbeing + are much happier than their peers says new report based on survey of UK children

Pleasure includes anything you read just because you want to. In this post for UK , shares benefits of + ways help

BadKittyCensoring the Unsaid, OR, Damned If You Do, #%&*@ If You Don’t — "If we start removing all the books that don’t contain bad words but mere allusions to them, where precisely does that end?"

Thoughts from on one of the key ways that she makes time for : leaving books that aren't working unfinished. We need to teach this to our kids.

Parenting, Play + ScreenTime

Kids and : What's a parent to do?

were concerned that my son plays alone at . Here’s why is ok with it | | FWIW my daughter does this sometimes, maybe due to

Schools and Libraries

WhyStudentsAre You a Visual or an Auditory ? It Doesn’t Matter, "there’s no good scientific evidence that actually exist" https://t.co/EO6Q5xOANa

I appreciated these musings from on working on a + something new every day |

6 Improvements Inspired By Practicing -

Should you teach kids ? has learned over time that avoiding spelling is doing the child "a complete disservice". She shares some tips https://t.co/OmwmgwE95Z

The Problem with, "Show Me the Research" Thinking. Understanding the limitations of + accepting responsibility for contributing to moving it forward via

is just as important as any other subject, say Andrew Sprake + Clive Palmer

In These Districts, Friday Is Not a School Day. More adopt a four-day schedule to save money, retain | | What do you guys say? Good idea, or no?

The Case for Quality : Why it improves , and how can help | argues that reducing homework might help some affluent kids but would deprive poorer kids

The Teen Brain: How Can Help Students Manage Emotions and Make Better Decisions - via

Testing / Assessment

Singapore abolishes exam rankings + various other + metrics, says is not competition + each should focus on his or her own learning progress

In similar news, UK's Ofsted (Office for Standards in ) inspectors to stop using results as key mark of success | +

The Data Says…What? (Or: Why we struggle to make sense of results) –

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 5: #Cybils Nominations, #IntrinsicMotivation + Freedom to #Read #GraphicNovels

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include: #AR, #Booklists, #Cybils, #Diversity, #GenderDifferences, #Giftedness, #GraphicNovels, #GrowingBookworms, #HelicopterParenting, #Homework, #IntrinsicMotivation, #literacy, #Motivation, #ReadingAloud, #ReadingRewards, parenting, reading, and schools.

Top Tweet of the Week

Why Girls Are Better at Than Boys across the developed world. They spend more time , for one thing

Book Lists + Awards

Cybils-Logo-2018-Round450pxThe 2018 Nominations are Now OPEN! | + more

Here are some 2018 Nomination Suggestions in various categories (inc. + ) from Jennifer Wharton, Elem/ chair

15 Superb (many the start of a series) for 2nd Graders | Janssen Bradshaw w/ + more

Diversity + Gender

MissRumphius10 Positive Things about We Need to Show Kids in Books by | Kids "deserve exposure to older and a more accurate of abilities, talents + interests"

New finds: Women and Men Are Equally Bad at | "we think it is fair to conclude that the evidence for the stereotype that women are better multitaskers is, so far, fairly weak"

Giftedness + Motivation

Interesting on Peer effects on . Being observed by peers reduces the tendency of giving up immediately. via

How to help your underachieving gifted child

Some Parents Pay Up to $400 an Hour to Prep 4-Year-Olds for NYC’s Test -

Growing Bookworms

PunishedByRewardsA Closer Look at . "What do, and what they do with devastating effectiveness, is to smother people’s enthusiasm for activities they might otherwise enjoy."

A Notecard Check – A Simple Way to Check whether kids are understanding their books, without adding so much post-reading work that they will hate itself

What can do for who Abandon Every Single Book they attempt by | , + taking the long view on

Your Child’s Excuses, and What They Really Mean | | + more

ReadingTogetherReading Together: Everything You Need to Know to Raise a Child Who Loves to Read by Diane W. Frankenstein (2009) | recommends this as "best of the bunch" on books about books


Lots of interesting tidbits in Fusenews: STEM Girl Fashions, the Death of “Hypothesis”, and More — | My daughter + I love dresses too

Check out the gorgeous + user-friendly new website for , chock full of , + resources like tips for

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

ElDeafoComics and : Honoring All and seeking input from about their use in the from

The straw man in the new round of the wars - shares a response from professor

Parenting + Screen Time

How I Know You Wrote Your Kid’s . "The paradox of the overzealous editing of the college essay by many is that they don’t know what a college essay is really about" JM Farkas https://t.co/JdN5AzVt5B

If You Want To Help Your Child's Brain Development, Start When They're Born. Article outlines 5 ways to do it, including of course https://t.co/KydstDzMFQ

Researchers in new study report that the most plausible cause of wellbeing decline in youth is increased |

Schools and Libraries

BeyondMeasureLater start times will help get needed . But they aren't enough. Lawmakers should consider regulating total time spent on via

More schools are nixing because parents say it’s annoying, infringes on time + keeps kids from developing other interests | https://t.co/zwXSTp4Acp

Schools: EdPolicy + Funding

Massive study shows face bleak financial future due in part to declining enrollment + rising costs https://t.co/9cRkiH5Gc8

This is kind of interesting (though I'm not sure about costs): The Case for Adding a Second 2nd Grade to Elementary (to give kids who need it more time to catch up) by https://t.co/5Nb3PNBORB

© 2018 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook.

Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 28: #ReadingComprehension, #Grit, #FreePlay, #ScreenTime, #Grades

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #AchievementGap, #AgeDiscrimination, #BookAccess, #CharterSchools, #CollaborativeLearning, #Cybils, #DownSyndrome, #EarlyChildhoodEducation, #EdPolicy, #GenderDiversity, #Grit, #JoyOfReading, #play, #ReadAloud, #ReadingChoice, #SchoolFunding, #SchoolLibrarians, #ScreenTime, parenting, publishing, reading, schools, and testing.

Top Tweets of the Week

FrontDeskHow My Saw Something in Me My Own Parents Didn’t by | "I am living, walking proof in the power of and to change lives."

is a long and wide game. "Fact is children don’t get better at and understanding by doing lots of comprehension tests... Our needs to fill the gaps not create bigger chasms." | https://t.co/I4KlcOKhNJ


A reminder from : 2018: Accepting Children’s Book Nominations Soon (10/1)   


KissOfDeceptionA Few Thoughts on Ageism in from via |

Analysis of UK bestsellers (before vs. after 2012) suggests kids' bookshelves are on a lean towards more male leads / stronger male roles via |

and the Great Gaping (Longstanding) Children’s Book Gap — |

Events, Programs + Research

is an example of redundant labelling in , claims paper. Grit, espec. its perseverance facet, taps into the pro-active aspects of to do w/ being industrious + achievement focused https://t.co/sHEB8lz53o

Growing Bookworms

Why Kids Need the Freedom to Choose the Books They Read | An impassioned defense from of giving kids +   https://t.co/B2MxzMFzgf

ExtraYarnA 2-Pronged Approach for Encouraging Kids to Read: + Creating Enjoyable Memories, demonstrated by using Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett |  [SUCH a great book!]

What can do when kids proclaim their identities as | "treating their refusal as the gift that it is; a view into the minds of a child who feels like the act of is not something that is safe for them"https://t.co/cFNBmBESDj

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

ReaderComeHomeThis Is What a Great Book Does to Your Brain | lights up your brain like a Christmas tree |

Sad: Central TX Survey by finds 50 percent of parents don't to their child every day + nearly 60% of families have fewer than 20 books in the home via

RT @DrMaryHoward: Remarkable rebuttal to the sham post on the “science” of reading. Please please please retweet this to everyone. I hope that you will share this post to all of your followers. TY for sharing https://t.co/G9Tk70n17I

Parenting + Play

FreeRangeKidsSome days you just have to shake your head: Canadian Day Care Center Tells Parents They Must Give Their Kids Helmets for Recess - |

Kids are starting a revolution to get their parents to put down their says + | I know my daughter pushes us about this |

While : On a Play-based Redefinition of Readiness

Why It's Okay to Throw Your Children's Away - Mary Townsend via |

How instant access to and other data is contributing to - Amanda Parrish Morgan

RT @CarlyKingND:  At least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, 9-11 hours of sleep & no more than 2 hrs a day of recreational screen time associated with higher mental test scores in children (via @NYTimesWell) https://t.co/rUNXuahtjC

Schools andLibraries

Working in a group might be the best way to help kids meet individual goals, study says, and led to higher for black students

Study Finds Leads To More Second Dates – Perfect Research To Promote The Art Of…Asking Questions |  https://t.co/bNw39uZbEr

: The Difference between a Policy and a Strategy | "The fundamental question that must be asked of “personalized ” is: toward what ends?" via

Schools: EdPolicy + Funding

BushObamaSchoolReformReflections on the Legacy of Bush-Obama : Why did initially promising, seemingly popular efforts at federal leadership lose their luster? +

Days Start + End Too Early says ( don't get enough sleep, are working). The "obstacles to changing it usually fall under three general categories: sports, buses, and funding"https://t.co/V1K6u8YI6y

Summary from of recently released compilation of studies on CA | Verdict still out on (but other funding issues threaten success), CA needs much more spending to close "achievement gap"

How Does Expansion Affect Finances + Achievement? Evidence from MA "higher charter attendance increased per-pupil expenditures in district and shifted ... expenditures towards instruction" https://t.co/RpGluKmoj9

Will Bezos Heed Other Mistakes? | via

The problem with Jeff Bezos’s $2 billion gift to charity. "Interventions in have a troubled track record; it’s not clear what works, and some interventions may cause harm" - Kelsey Piper via https://t.co/9q2oiUkRAV

France Bans in Through 9th Grade Starting 9/1. Will It Help Students? -

5 Things to Know About the Funding Compromise Moving Through Congress | |

America’s — Made, Not Born? What a Study of 30,000 Students Reveals About Lowered Expectations and Poorer-Quality Instruction for Kids of Color |


Thoughts on from | "After 20 years, folks are starting to figure out that were actually correct. The is not helping, not working, and not measuring what it claims to measure."

Want to boost and increase ? One strategy: look outside of by helping low-income families |  https://t.co/qp3WMbI9pK

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 21: #Nonfiction, #IndependentReading, ARC-Sharing + #Overscheduled Kids

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this busy week include: #AchievementGap, #ARCs, #BookLists, #ClassPresentations, #Cybils, #EdReform, #GenderDifferences, #Giftedness, #GrowthMindset, #HigherEd, #IndependentReading, #LearningDifferences, #Nonfiction, #Play, #poetry, #ReadAloud, #reading, #ScienceFiction, #STEM, #ViewpointDiversity, #WorldLiteracyDay, book awards, parenting, and schools.

Top Tweet of the Week

TeachingReadingInMiddleSchoolIndependent in : Necessity or Luxury? says it's important for building lifelong , and offers tips for creating a culture that values https://t.co/XolNWKw5i2 [Link to Laura Robb's book on Amazon]

Book Lists + Awards

This morning announced the 2018 judges in categories ranging from to to to . Congratulations to all the bloggers, librarians, authors, parents, vloggers + others selected  

11 with Twist Endings Kids Won’t See Coming | from Janssen Bradshaw  https://t.co/yE77MxA2mx

BrilliantDeepLonglist for 2019 Children's Award Announced  [Link to The Brilliant Deep on Amazon]

Over the next few days, will be posting Category Descriptions to help decide which books to nominate for these | Today, learn about what they are seeking in

Newbery/Caldecott 2019: Fall Prediction Edition from |

Best for Kids, another | , fantastical , creatures and with a mind of its own.

WinnieA Review of "the 37 Best Narrative Books for Kids" |Adele Jeunette at WeHaveKids | | via [Link to Winnie on Amazon]

Books for Kids that Are Out of This World. This has books that "feature action that somehow deal(s) with and , and/or fantastical in a realistic setting" https://t.co/tvxZ37BdoG

25 Adventurous Books Like 's Jackson series via |

Diversity + Gender

MindsOfGirlsAnswering Those Who Believe Boys and Girls Do Not Learn Differently - | | "while there is wonderful overlap in and behavioral styles, boys and girls do learn differently" [Link to The Minds of Girls on Amazon]

Events, Programs + Research

This seems like it could be fun. narrator + actor is launching a video show where he (w/ his dog) + encourages families to + visit the | Look for Hello Storytime on YouTube starting this weekend

was 9/8/18: Now What? looks at flat scores + shares her Rx for giving all US kids a fair chance at . e.g. "Plan for lots of time for fun reading + take the fear out of " https://t.co/5y82HoWQBt

+ Companion Text Sets from |

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has given away $308 million for education in 3 years. Here's who got the donations | via |

RaisingKidsWhoReadShould Listen to While They Read? One analysis says no, but suggests taking of kids' responses into account when deciding for individual kids  [Link to Daniel's book, Raising Kids Who Read]

UK study finds children with difficulties (SLDM/dyscalculia) far less likely to receive an official diagnosis than their peers with

RT @DTWillingham: New 3 yr longitudinal study: self affirmation reduces growth of achievement gap by 50% across high school transition--effectiveness moderated by school context & student engagement ($) https://t.co/VgDUK9VsLD

Growth Mindset, Resilience + Personal Growth

Should Students Be Forced To Make ? Some Say It's Too -Producing. Others say kids can gain confidence from learning . Discussion in comments https://t.co/L9tyraOv0d

MindsetHaving a Makes It Easier to Develop New Interests + reach across disciplines | Paul A. O’Keefe, Carol Dweck + Greg Walton via  [Link to Mindset on Amazon]

Asking to Help People Find Better Answers Themselves, vs. just telling people what you think they should do or change |


DeVos, Sessions warn of deepening crisis on campuses |

Have Too Many | "students are less likely to get a good + faculty members are likely to learn less from one another, if there is a prevailing political orthodoxy" |

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

RevengeOfEnginerdsARCs and ARC-Sharing Groups = collections of mostly and (though there are also some involved!) who, after obtaining an , pass it around from one member to the next and discuss online |  [Link to Jarrett's upcoming book on Amazon]

This is encouraging: Study finds by young people 18-24 has doubled since 2012 + other adults are reading it more too via

Parenting + Play

We’ve so our kids (+ emphasized only purposeful activities) that doctors are now prescribing - |

Lawnmower (who mow down obstacles facing their kids) Are the New Helicopter Parents says post | "If we eliminate all struggle in children’s younger years, they will not arrive at adulthood magically equipped to deal with ."

Schools and Libraries

Advice for from for Creating Flexible Yet Significant Opportunities | "Rely on room parents" + lots more

MissionToSpaceHow is incorporating more in her , minilessons + more |

English + Journalism has learned over 17 years that "We Teach People," not just | listening, , connection |

Both sides lobbying California governor on bill to delay start time for teens | | I say sign it - kids will learn more if they are better rested

To Achieve a More "Scholastic" Atmosphere, at this London Must Be Silent in Hallways, reports | I say that's their right, but I wouldn't want my daughter to go there

TeacherWarsRethinking What Means, and Whom It Should Serve | Addressing "underrepresentation of black, Hispanic and low-income children in selective academic settings" [Link to Dana's book on Amazon]

Serious policy decisions are being driven by . The problem is, it’s not always accurate

Exactly How Came to Be So Underpaid (relative to other comparably educated professionals) in America | | "To many teachers, these trends are a result of a decades-long and bipartisan war on "

New nationwide poll: Most people support teachers’ right to strike, but less than half believe unions improve the quality of | via  https://t.co/pbZZRrw14z

Testing + Grades

in by | Study found "grade inflation was more severe in schools attended by affluent students than in those attended by lower-income pupils" |

Finding the Sweet Spot Between Defeatism and Utopianism When Setting -

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 14: #GrowthMindset, #KidLitCon Keynotes + Overprotective #Parenting

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this relatively light week include #GenderBias, #GiftOfFailure, #GrowthMindset, #KidLitCon, #nonfiction, #parenting, #PictureBooks, #play, #reading, #schools, #SocialMedia, #SpecialEducation, #teaching, #testing, and #writing. I was traveling this week so didn't do as deep a search for articles as I usually do. More next week. Happy reading!

Top Tweet of the Week

ElasticBrainSome that may help foster a in kids, encouraging them to overcome challenges, a from https://t.co/PFDvFLSmeJ

Book Lists + Awards

Kids Will Request Over and Over |  

A Book for Every Kind of Kid | A from | for "the ultimate " + more

HeyKiddoThe 2018 National Book Award Longlist is out | has the list | Special congrats to , one of my daughter's + my all time favorite authors [Link to Hey, Kiddo!]

Diversity + Gender

An updated reminder from that Women Make too... | She highlights some of her favorites for consideration + asks for yours

Events, Programs + Research

Note-taking in the (during lectures + other work): A Research Roundup from | Useful resource for +

IGenTeen Use Is Skyrocketing (vs. 2012). But Don't Panic, New Research Says - https://t.co/iyhGtIMs0Z [I wonder what Jean Twenge will have to say about these results?]

Related to previous: Most Teens Prefer to Chat Online, Rather Than in Person -

Are (like ) actually harmful? Perhaps not. Award-winning believe in nearly as many of them as trainees –  https://t.co/zXz0nWfmq9

Growing Bookworms

Should students be required to for 20 minutes a day? And if not, what alternatives can we use to encourage kids to spend time at home? | Important stuff from |


RealFriendsExciting news! The KEYNOTES will be LeUyen Pham and !!! – will be in Providence, RI March 22-23

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Why aren't kids being taught to read in a research-tested way? "We are not born wired to read" says

Mississippi district says these four strategies are helping their , as reflected in higher scores | extra instruction time every day for kids w/ disabilities, + more |

New Study Finds Learning Outcomes Are Better Print Than Reading Digitally | | Makes me wonder about the way that many libraries are getting rid of printed books...

MerciSuarezHow a Reads| on how she has learned to embrace her habits, including every day |  https://t.co/8triSMWRSn


offers common sense advice to on making their level of effort sustainable over the year | e.g. don't be afraid to opt out + focus on kids to do things themselves (agency)

To raise independent kids, treat like a dress rehearsal for life. Don't intervene, focus on effort vs. outcomes + more | |

Why parents should try to be happy, even when their child isn’t - | "When we board our children’s emotional roller coasters, we make things more difficult for them" |

CoddlingAt interviews Coddling of the American Mind co-author on consequences of Overprotective | I am reading this book now and wish that everyone would. It is excellent! https://t.co/lVpAyONWis [Link to the book on Amazon]

Schools and Libraries

Ten Questions for to Chew On + that should ask to understand culture via | I like: "What’s the best thing my child is going to read this year?"

: Instead of asking kids "what did you do last summer", find ways to ask about small moments | Better for kids from disadvantaged backgrounds + for getting to know |

Has of Students with Disabilities in Regular Gone Too Far? Weighing its effects on SWDs, their peers, and - https://t.co/k6cj8l8Jh3 [See counterpoint from Laura A. Schifter and Thomas Hehir here and response by Allison Gilmour here]

How to Create Opportunities For Kids on the Bus |


Our Children Towards Mediocrity | is talking about Australia, but this happens everywhere. He does offer some suggestions for improvement to better help grow

© 2018 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook.

Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 7: Reading Conferences, #FreeRangeKids + Happy Kindergarteners

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include: #BookLists, #Curation, #Curiosity, #Cybils, #Giftedness, #HigherEd, #iGen, #introversion, #JeanTwenge, #MentalHealth, #Motivation, #parenting, #play, #reading, #SocialMedia, #teaching, kindergarten, library storytimes, and reading conferences.

Top Tweet of the Week

BookWhispererThe Unexpected Power of Conferences | HS has single accountability measure for students’ choice reading: talking to them about it.

Book Lists + Awards

to Help Little Kids Deal With Big Emotions - from https://t.co/psUsNIUD7U

15 Children's Books About Courage and Bravery, w/ plenty of from | [Link to The Book Whisperer]

The Early That Will Turn Your Kids into Voracious Readers | from | + more

Ten great titles for making the leap to from , w/ tips for to help kids  https://t.co/xZDeJGsNUH

Cybils-Logo-2018-Round450pxA Heartfelt Goodbye (and Thank You!) shares some updates on this year's organizing team, including my own stepping down as evangelist + guru. Terry will ably take my place

Events + Programs

Text messages to can help boost children's skills, but the type of messages + frequency matter,

I love this program: Helps Love to Read by providing kid-friendly spaces in primarily black barbershops around the country |  https://t.co/6ibYgRX1pL

This year's selection (10/25) is Maybe Something Beautiful from . suggests some related book activities: https://t.co/LBwyRJ2AKV

Reasons I despise , by | e.g. "Why are we promoting something we’re against (banning books) instead of promoting something we are FOR (the freedom to read)?"


GameChangerHow can and encourage kids to WANT to read? recommends books by + + shares tips for creating an environment that celebrates +  https://t.co/cz5J5K6dpi

If you start the year by telling kids about their rights as (, abandoning books, , etc.), it takes the pressure off + helps launch


Today's Aren't Who You Think They Are : Many are reports

Liberal-Arts Should Teach Grad Students How to Make a Living, instead of "cling(ing) to this lofty, elitist opinion that it’s sinful to discuss any remuneration"


SecretLivesOfIntroverts12 Signs That You Have an 'Introvert Hangover' (Yes, It's Real) by | I found several of these to be spot on (esp. 1, 2, and 9) | [Link to Secret Lives of Introverts book]

Parenting + Play

The Perils of the Child Perfectionist by Jennifer Breheny Wallace | " play a central role in a child’s development of perfectionism", which can in turn lead to more serious issues

Must-read: How to Our Way to a Better - + suggest in that kids' w/out adults is a solution to our current self-selection into (+ is good for ) https://t.co/8f45SS9VEY

FreeRangeKidsRaising In An Age Of Is Tough, but are trying | | [Link to Free Range Kids book]

: 5 Proven Benefits Of : summarizes new recommendations | , + more

Demand that Be a Happy Time and Place: A “Garden for Children!” via | "adults who try to say children should be accomplishing more at an earlier age are way off base"

Schools and Libraries

What I really want to know from my child’s on night. Hint: It has nothing to do with , by + https://t.co/Wina5N7Wyk

InnovatorsMindsetThe Importance of and in | " should become a place where curiosity is developed in individuals no matter what factors have led to its decline" [Link to Innovator's Mindset book]

3 Important Areas to Shift the Conversation in | I especially like "Weakness-Focused to Strengths-Based" |

How are failing working parents (days off, meetings during school day, no before school care, etc.) — though some are helping

Crack Down as More Cut Class -

You’re Unlikely To Find More Useful Articles To Help With Than These Two… says

PrimedToPerformHow to Motivate Frontline Employees by optimizing , , and while reducing pressure by + | | via , who suggests applying this to [Link to Primed to Perform book]

To Boost Higher-Order Thinking in , Try a | | Help them understand, analyze + evaluate information quality

Yes! This: Let’s Preserve the Complexity of Our Icons – "It is truly an injustice to our to assert that people can only be inspirational if they are essentially perfect." https://t.co/drseAz2nKi

Three essential tips for of children from via | Start by expecting the unexpected

Don't make vast decisions with half-vast | "If we can’t trust our data to tell us what’s going on in ..." responds to recent reporting on highly inaccurate statistics https://t.co/TQ1B24dX8T

The salary slide: pay is stagnating, new report from finds via | In no state are teachers paid more than other grads

"The status of hasn’t kept pace with its growing social significance" + the level of responsibility (like teaching character) we give UK's , says https://t.co/kqcYdO4YSa

3 Ways to Introduce into the | specialist shares tips for winning over + to this new via

AMONG THE ANKLE BITERS by . Or How I Learned about Helping Out with

Screens and Social Media

ReaderComeHomeMatt is thinking about Deeply in Spaces, responding in part to 's recent article about impact of | I shared some thoughts in the post comments https://t.co/CoXQ45DWYp [Link to Reader, Come Home book]

Interesting: Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use | via | Some among + are turned off by the negatives + scaling back.

I totally agree with that The Key to Peace on is the (called snooze on FB) | Of course I haven't muted YOU, my friends + family members. But you can't tell for sure, can you?

The World Isn’t as Bad as Your Wired Brain Tells You - explains some of the "workings of our + ". Then again, he also said not to share this article on https://t.co/QvmKhicqa1

Is Toxic for Teenagers' ? - comes down on the side of yes, citing , + says that the doubters are ruling out fuller understanding | I agree


Cool! Introduces free after-school clubs for 3rd-5th grade + is expanding program for 6-12 graders |

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 31: New #Cybils Logos, #ReadingAloud, and #Classroom Community

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookAwards, #BookLists, #bullying, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #GrowthMindset, #HigherEd, #introversion, #JoyOfReading, #MentalHealth, #play, #ReadAloud, #SchoolLibraries, classroom communities, digital media, grants, project-based learning, and teaching.

Top Tweet of the Week

Thinking Outside Categories in Suggesting Books for Kids by |

Book Lists + Awards

Cybils-Logo-2018-Round450pxHey there, bloggers, authors, publishers + fans: The 2018 Cybils Logos are now available for download + use. Promote high quality, kid-friendly children's and YA books by cheering for

It's here! The 2018 Call for Judges: + Book Bloggers / Reviewers (regardless of platform) are encouraged to Come Be a Part of the Fun! | I love the colors of the new logo

2108 – Part 3 | roundup from

QuickestKid30 Incredible for 2nd and 3rd Grade, another

Super-Cute Handmade Mini Bookmarks (beaded circles on top of oversized paperclips): A Craft to Promote ! w/ of reading-focused lit from  https://t.co/7UX3K9WJsx

Events, Programs, and Research

The 's initiative awards big grants, many to California , to improve the graduation + success of African-American, Latino and low-income

A study finds promise in project-based for young low-income children -

“Act more like an extravert” intervention has “wholly positive” benefits for many, but there are drawbacks for , reports – I do not even get why these interventions exist at all |

Growing Bookworms

HarryDirtyDogThe Magic of the Read-Aloud | At Heather Miller offers tips for + to improve skills, w/ some suggested

A call to from "This year, let books and how they reflect your students’ lives and interests be your guide. Use books to respond to your students and to push their thinking forward"

No matter our background, and no matter our kids’ ages, books > programs. Connecting with a good book is much more likely to produce than drilling skills | on online  https://t.co/xuNK8TrZEZ

Higher Ed

Interesting OpEd by Adam Grant | Those Who Can Do, Can’t Teach. The best are not the experts, but those good at interpreting + communicating material https://t.co/kgTaGtVx94

How to pick a course responds to @AdamMGrantOpEd about vs. in terms of quality. Willingham says to go where is the primary concern

Don’t Close the Book on Books - @Danny_Heitman urges to make more visible on campus, in hope of encouraging more  https://t.co/qMj4ZWX8St


Catch up on happenings in today's Fusenews , , + more

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

ReaderComeHomeSkim on digital media is the new normal. The effect on our brains + society is profound | Maryanne Wolf | "We need to cultivate a new kind of brain: a “bi-literate” reading brain" [Link to Wolf's book on reading in the digital age]

Amazon's children’s book subscription opens to all in the U.S. | | I could see this working for some, and they do let customize the shipments, but I'm a bit skeptical

So you want to write | advice from , who writes + teaches , | Her most firm suggestion is "read your work aloud!"

Parenting + Play

Say Yes to Play | shares reasons is important + things can do to encourage it, w/ lots of references.

This is excellent to see: The Rise of the | | "The take-home message for municipalities is: Stop setting your bar at the level of the most anxious parent"

It’s come to this: A checkup with the pediatrician may soon include a prescription for more , says in summary by | I love it! |

StandUpAmericanGirlWhen Little Girls Are Mean: Helping Young Girls Handle Relational Aggression, w/ |  [I bought the book shown to the left for my daughter]

The big problem with rewarding kids for good grades and punishing them for bad ones - - they learn that parental love is based on outcomes, not good for +  https://t.co/GFicB2XCvi

Tips for Teachers to Start the Year + Build Community

How to Build Community: 10 Easy Tips | Kelli Smith had me at first tip: , , | Guest post

4 Ways to Create a Learner-Centered | Shouldn't we start w/ building the relationship between and ?

WontYouBeNeighborNever Too Old: Advice Educators Should Take from - + more

10 Tips for New from | Build relationships, ask questions, call w/ something positive + more |

My Is A Mess. How has changed his + after reading 's  https://t.co/hxCAP9V0Gy

Other School + Library Links

How to Spread among – guest post by via | Teach them not to hide their flaws, to start

In a mastery-based , understand where they need to focus |

MegabookOfFluencyMaking Kids Read Fast is NOT the Goal of Instruction; Making Meaning Is - Guest post by | "fluency is developed through practice" [Link to Rasinksi's book on fluency]

Are the Best Way to Teach ? Maybe Not. They can exacerbate achievement gaps ... unless the groups are fluid and focused on skills https://t.co/MN7LntFx4E

I’m Not Sure We () are in the Responsibility Business: Deep Thoughts by on enforcement (or not) re: overdue books

The latest Colorado contagion: The four-day week | raises concerns, especially for younger kids + food insecure kids https://t.co/yjnYM3nPYq


BedtimeMath 'Story Time' Helps Kids Score Academic Goals | Practice is key, making more fun can help |


If Students Aren't Trying on International Tests, Can We Still Compare Countries' Results? - |

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 24: #LeveledBooks, #Homework, #Introversion, and Impact of #ScreenTime

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BerenstainBears, #BookLists, #ClassroomLibraries, #HigherEd, #Introversion, #JoyOfReading, #math, #MentalHealth, #Nonfiction, #PictureBooks, #reading, #ScreenTime, #SocialMedia, #STEM, board books, charter schools, horror, parenting, schools, teachers, and teens. 

Top Tweets of the Week

CamJansenClassroom Leveled Libraries Should Be a Thing of the Past. Here are 5 reasons why. | I especially like: "Making their own choices empowers students" (w/ reference)

This is heartbreaking. Boy lost his b/c of being limited to strictly , w/ plea to to: "allow kids to choose books in an authentic manner + allow them to fall in love with books again"

Book Lists

10 Books to Help Get Your Kids Ready for or by

GoodnightMoonThe Top 100 Poll Countdown: #5 – 1! — | 5 books that deserve their classic status and should be on every baby's shelf

The Best Books to Tackle Common Growing Up Challenges (too much TV, etc.) by | My 8 y.o. still loves the BBs.

About Mighty Girls Who Love | from

DollBones for Kids Today: Post-Goosebumps Scare Fests — A current from

RA RA Read: and Easy titles, suggestions by author and title from Jennifer Wharton

Early for Kids with Characters | another featuring

Growing Bookworms

please read this post by on what to do after getting rid of | "Our job as teachers is not to police reading, it is to support the " | "actually makes them dislike reading"

This 4-Year-Old's Passionate Speech About Will Make You Want To Be A Book Nerd "I personally read every day, and absolutely love the adventure of reading"

Top 10 Reasons Should Read More Whole Books and Fewer Passages + Packets | | , + more |

AllAboutTheBooksThe Power of Listening to Stories Together by | Imagine how would travel through the if periodically the custodian, the librarian, ... or the school secretary sat down in class during https://t.co/h3PYhjsw8W

What resources would you suggest for professional book studies on ? has a partial list inc. + but seeks others


Critics warn that well-meaning reforms may be lowering the quality of |

How to Get the Most Out of College: "optimal ways to socialize, to prioritize, to pick up skills integral to any career and to open up exciting opportunities both en route to a degree and after" https://t.co/V8hw3pURHO


HomeworkMythShould kids have ? The great debate. presents both sides , but me, I say a strong NO for kids https://t.co/OJrNK7aq4H


6 Strategies to Help Thrive at School and Feel Understood |

Why Many Love (and Shouldn't Stop, According to ) | , , lower stress levels and more


Happy Children Do Chores - "Children who help more at home feel a larger sense of obligation and connectedness to their parents + that connection helps them weather life’s stressful moments" https://t.co/Pv2F3i2pdB

Screen Time and Reading/Learning

is Changing How Kids Read—Just Not in the Way That You Think | Lots of food for thought in this piece by on vs. print https://t.co/TcYB2KJszP

IGenYes, teens are texting and using instead of books, researchers say | via | w/ tips for from

Why it matters that teens are fewer books + longform news articles, things that require critical thinking + reflection by

in the Can Hinder Long-Term Retention (+ exam performance), says recent study | https://t.co/iacrG72HFl


How Can Contribute To the Public Good? | Horizons is a public-private partnership trying to reduce the by giving low-income kids extra support https://t.co/lWxKmXr6V6

Poll: support for raising pay is up nationwide, but less so in CA. support + general funding support also up

Depressing but accurate: The California Squeeze threatens says |

Need . Their May Depend On It. | I've been using myself, and it does seem to help w/ + sleep

Be a hero and help those helping by buying them some urges Esther J. Cepeda |

Reclaiming a Sense of Joy | 8 simple, quick strategies for easing the stress of and remembering to take pleasure in the work

Why Do We Value Achievement Over ? A Wisconsin High School Senior Speaks Out https://t.co/aAObtZdNyc

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 10: #ClassroomLibraries, #ComicBooks + #LoveOfWriting

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include: #anxiety, #AP, #BookLists, #ClassroomLibraries, #ComicBooks, #DiverseBooks, #Failure, #FlexibleSeating, #GraphicNovels, #HigherEd, #introversion, #Math, #parenting, #Schools, reading, storytelling, teaching, testing, and writing.

Top Tweet of the Week

A : If You Build It, They Will Read | " who are able to utilize a well-stocked, diverse classroom library spend 60% more time compared to those that don’t" - takes action!

Book Lists

WhatIsChasingDuck make kids want to read. Here's a from to help: Beyond Elephant and Piggie: Funny

Wonderful Wordless | new from | My family especially loves by + by

Four new + uncommon for beginners w/ mini-reviews from Elissa Gershowitz

KeeperOfLostCities10 Bingeable Series That Readers Love |

Events + Programs + Research

NYC Study Shows Coaches Had No Effect on Low-Income 2nd-Graders. I bet spending the $ on awesome + focusing on would have worked better

Study finds the most effective are the ones who turn to their colleagues for advice (while weaker teachers don’t bother)

The 'Brain' in : Does Teaching Students Neuroscience Help?

How Is Catching Up To Mr. Rogers | | social + emotional

Diversity + Gender

MaddisFridgeWhy inclusive need to think about and , by via

Sigh: Japan Medical School Accused of Rigging Exam Scores to Keep Out Women (b/c they might take time off for marriage or kids)

Do Kids A Disservice When Defining Books as “Boy” or “Girl” | | "Do we really want kids to ... Automatically assume because there’s a character of a different gender, the book isn’t for them?"

Growing Bookworms

All You Need to : "a good book, an engaged adult, and a receptive child" | excellent tips from for

Tips & Tricks for Great Books to Kids from | "It's not our right book" but "what the child needs at that particular moment in time" |

A Friendly Reminder (especially for ) from that Still Count as

I mean, if I told my child (as witnessed a parent doing) that didn't count for checkout, she would never go to the library with me again. And THAT would be sad.

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Sabrina Get New Respect, showing up in the prize longlist + elsewhere by Ellen Gamerman | Mostly about adult books, but notes rise in GN sales

One more benefit kids enjoying : When adolescents read (especially a variety of) books they realize "You’re not alone" | https://t.co/ir2WNBTCS4

'Elitist': angry pirates hit back after author campaign sinks website | | I say reading is theft. + should be paid for their efforts.

DaVinciCodeThe Way We Read Now. A new survey of America’s favorite shows that moves us far more than | Adam Kirsch

On getting kids started writing realistic by having them get to know their characters |

Want Young Students to Love ? Let Them With It. "reaching standards and finding joy, creativity, and a sense of identity through writing are not mutually exclusive"

This month's magazine has a couple of nice articles about the benefits of (brain health, reduced stress, etc) + tips for including more reading in your life (and modeling for your kids) https://t.co/yt6iCP5DII


Good advice here: What to Do When Your Child Says, ‘But Everyone Can Read But Me’ |

Three ways to ease your child’s jitters -

Schools and Libraries (inc. Classroom Libraries)

Questions to Assess our Before from + more

PipsqueaksNew Resources for by | tend to prefer but many kids like |

: Five Ways to Stay on Top of the Latest and Greatest in Children's Literature | on new blog for | "most important: Listen to your students" |

Four Reasons to Tackle . shares his elementary school's experience

There’s Strength in Being Vulnerable suggests become "more aware of the areas in which you lack knowledge or experience with regard to excellent instruction"

One Approach Does Not Fit All when figuring out what's best for individual (e.g. taking notes by hand vs. typing)

How California is transforming bus drivers, clerks and yard supervisors into by giving them to earn

GiftOfFailureShould we be setting our kids up for in the safe space of instead of only success? "Failure not only builds our ; it makes success all the more joyful and fruitful" | https://t.co/FEL1C3GaD9

This seems like quite a resource for enhancement: 400 to Follow on Twitter: Crowd-Sourced List for Educators by Educators –


Changing teachers’ ideas about boosts student test scores | + team recruited 40 CA 5th grade for course, kids scored 8 pts higher than control group

Make Your Daughter Practice . She’ll Thank You Later. | Girls think they aren't good at because they are often better at , so they don't put in the time to practice + improve

Testing + College Admissions

More students are taking exams, but researchers don’t know if that helps them (especially black + Hispanic )

Huh. I never thought about discriminating against . This is very interesting...

@JonHaidt: The admissions scandal at Harvard (which gave Asians bad ratings on personality to reduce their numbers) reveals a related kind of discrimination in admissions: against introverts. Great essay by Jonathan Zimmerman: https://t.co/CtOdBQuIBC

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 3: #JoyOfReading, #ReadingAloud, #GraphicNovels + #FunnyBooks

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #Cybils, #EarlyLearning, #giftedness, #GradeLevels, #GraphicNovels, #JoyOfLearning, #JoyOfReading, #parenting, #PictureBooks, #RaisingReaders, #ReadingAloud, #reading, #resilience, #schools, #STEM, #writing, classroom libraries, educational equity, funny books, and PBS Parents.

Top Tweet of the Week

Why 'getting lost in a book' is so good for you, according to | via | It makes you more empathetic + creative + gives you a rest | #JoyOfReading #Creativity + more

Book Lists + Awards

Cybils Logo - No DateA reminder from (at the end of her weekly roundup) that the call for judges is coming up soon. If you review or , it's a great opportunity

for about Friends and Families, from , + lots more

Inspiring Children's Books About , a from

Back to School Time: 40 Books About Mighty Girls' Adventures at | from

FrazzledFunny Books: Hilarious Reads for ages 8-13 from

Diversity + Gender

On Boy Books and Girl Books| "can we all agree that there is no such thing as a girl or a boy book? That kids need to be exposed to characters that inspire them, no matter their gender." https://t.co/Urex0dUaJG

On the need to give all American girls role models + what is doing to help do that |

Events, Programs + Research

ILA’s First-Ever Children’s Literature Day Brings Message of Hope Full Circle | Recap by |

The myth of : New study shows that splitting attention between lecture and use hinders long-term retention, and others in class suffer

Study finds + use in classrooms contribute to lower grades | via

Study on the Tennessee Program finds positive effects on kids' achievement + behavior at the end of pre-k reversed + began favoring control children by 3rd grade via

Growing Bookworms

FantasticFlyingBooksWhy Matter, Even for Teenagers & Adults | debunks four myths underpinning the idea that they are only for younger kids |

Why to Kids Helps Them Thrive. The number one piece of advice from | Cognitive, social + emotional benefits, plus you can "enjoy the snuggle"

Why I Created Rules for My Children – And Myself by | Her rules start w/ a good one: " to your children as often as possible, for as long as possible"

LunchLadyFieldTripIn an effort to provide books that kids WANT to read, a rethinks his , putting in mostly + via | My daughter would be in heaven

The Great Experiment by | Instead of bemoaning kids flipping through them, "help readers to see what graphic novels really are: worthwhile, serious, and profound pieces of "

On Not Being a Reader…Yet – muses on kids who lose by not being ready (yet) to when + standards think they should be

LillysBigDayDesigning a first-grade for "gradual release" throughout the year to allow to build book-browsing skills

Mental Health + Play

Children learn best when engaged in the living world not on says | "If the move to continues, children will spend much, if not most, of their waking hours in front of screens"

Truth! Kids Need and . Their May Depend on It. School leaders need to act now says |

‘My brain feels like it’s been punched’: the intolerable rise of , including among | | via

This makes sense to me: Harvard research study finds " may inadvertently undermine some aspects of emotional " ( + emotional vulnerability) via

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Why Can’t I Let Myself Stop a Book I Hate? Is it optimism, grit, guilt, or difficulty in letting go of ? asks via

MitfordA Few Lessons from on + | "A isn't bad" + "Sharing your writing is scary"


A call from for + to return to kids. Let them outside (despite “Where’s The Mom?” busybodies). Give them +

When Change is Hard: 5 Transition Skills for Kids | advice from If you are , headed to a new , etc.

Surround your Kids with Things and Ignite their Spark for – "A child needs to learn that they do not need the parent or teacher to learn (but leaving stuff lying casually around helps)" https://t.co/mXPrYCEYIk

Is it just me, or does hiring a for your kid seem a bit over the top (or, ok, crazy)? Of course, I want my kid to spend LESS time on , not more, so I'm not the target audience for this

at Should Tailor Skills to Different Stages. Fewer parents are volunteering just as new research shows it yields benefits from better grades to lower rates of depression  https://t.co/8b2iSWkuYQ

Schools and Libraries

EdGovernanceCompeting Values in Make Real Transformation Challenging. "If we focus too heavily (on being) to all students, then we inevitably trounce on the other values... efficiency, choice, and excellence

What's without ? A North Dakota district is finding out.

California kids who didn’t learn to read to get day in court | Lawsuit argues poor instruction violates minority students' rights

Lawmaker Seeks to Expand Programs in New York City. Supporters say this would help advance -

opens Urban Elementary in hometown of Akron, Ohio, in partnership w/ city

How a inspired a new way to train — and how that is leading to a new kind of |

3 Reminders from for the Beginning of the Year | I liked "No matter how happy (or sad) your colleagues or students seem, don’t hesitate to share a kind word or action" |


SteamPlayLearnThe ONLY 3 Resources You Will EVER Need! per

Tennessee approves first-ever standards for K-8 schools

President Trump signs bipartisan bill into law -

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: July 27: #DisruptTexts, Rereading, #LemonadeStands and #SchoolLibrary #Genrefication

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #Amazon, #BookAwards, #BookLists, #CharterSchools, #DisruptTexts, #DiverseBooks, #FlexibleSeating, #GirlScouts, #HearingLoss, #Mindfulness, #RequiredReading, #testing, bookstores, education policy, gender, libraries, reading, rereading, schools, and undiscovered readers.

Top Tweet of the Week

GreatGatsbyIs 'The Great Gatsby' really ? driven movement challenges to reconsider the classics + expand perspectives

Book Lists + Awards

2018 Winners Announced! —

Books to Help Everyone Feel Welcome!, new from

Your Kids Will Relate to these Early about | by featuring https://t.co/BRXuyXtpJw

No Romance Required: 30 Books About Girl – Boy Friendships | from

BodieTroll: A Heroic Troll, Ghostly Girl, and Slice-of-Life Manga | July 2018 Xpress Reviews via

Diversity + Gender

Girls-only shop classes are spreading, upending stereotypes but running Title IX risk

Events, Programs + Research

Does this Program for Disadvantaged Kids Bypass , , and Fun, While Tracking Students? shares her concerns (+ some better ideas), and I agree

First survey of its kind for 50 years finds 65% of Americans still think they have above average https://t.co/XiT2IVfcYk

RT @KMPPerry: “Often, children of low-income households and children of color don’t get the early experiences that get them ready for school.” As shares in the , is tackling kindergarten readiness by focusing on parental support. https://t.co/LOR6xqxWva

Morning Notes: Facepalm Edition — | Seconding Travis in congratulating Kathy, blogger from , on opening real-world

RT @DTWillingham: New data: "modest effect" of one-shot growth mindset intervention on beliefs about intelligence ($) https://t.co/AcKIahDIrS

Growing Bookworms

LionWitchExcellent advice from on encouraging kids to - "We naturally want more of the things we love... should be grateful students want to recreate the experiences they had when reading beloved books." https://t.co/3aOXhQ0ZcI

Why and How Is in Crisis in our by | "Everyone would agree that the goal is to help children become confident learners who can read and write and choose to do so"

What should we call "reluctant readers" that is less de-motivating: selective, developing, undiscovered? Whichever, is seeking Tips & Tricks to Motivate

For : How to Easily Do A by | Don't forget to transfer ownership of talks to early on |

How to to Differently Aged Children for Fantastic Family Time!, advice from , who reads aloud a lot

EnormousSmallnessWhy for Year 6?| talks about why + how should aspire to get kids to ENJOY + in detail how to use Picture Books to help, w/ for older kids https://t.co/aSAyJMjye4

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

How To Do a Beloved Classic Today: Some thoughts from on new Anne with an E, Season 2 (+ some other remakes)

Phone Addiction? Here’s One Way to Fix It - writes in about how she is much more thanks to leaving her phone in the kitchen at night h/t

Today Show, Jimmy Fallon, Reese Witherspoon Lead Online Revival | via | Seems like everyone has recommendations, which is nice to see.

Parenting + Leadership

MIndfulGames for Children - w/ tips for kids (+ their ) at different ages

Grown-Ups Fight for Children’s Right to Sell Lukewarm Lemonade -

This is very cool: How the Humble Is Becoming a Pipeline for Young - | trying to fight decline in

You’re Never Going to Be “Caught Up” at Work. Stop Feeling Guilty About It. | w/ tips for avoiding the negative effects of guilt + shame

Schools and Libraries

ElDeafoHow Are Trying To Overcome 'Language Deprivation' For Kids |

: What’s the Point? Elementary principal shares some questions and reflections after discussions on Twitter

On Rewards – "for longterm motivation and behavior, I have come to question more and more the place of tangible in the ", but remain open to nuanced approaches, says https://t.co/u7N8jXOPHQ

Moving Beyond a to an by – going beyond, say, learning to doing something w/ math https://t.co/zYMlBELA54

DragonHunterHow Makes More Like , making it easier for kids to find books + for to identify collection gaps | https://t.co/AnwOwT8Yt1

Here's one of many, many responses refusing the recent opinion piece suggesting that should replace local . Personally I thought that headline was a joke when I first saw it. nails it.

11 Things I Will Never, Ever Admit to My Local | | "I put multiple books on hold — (i.l.l. books) — and then forget to pick them up"

Politics / Education Policy

Trump Priority Gathers Steam as Senate Passes Career-Technical Bill - | Idea is to update existing federal grant program to also boost +

must grapple with rising costs of . This piece by in sums up what's happening around CA (inc. my daughter's district)

Opinion piece by | A Plea for a Fact-Based Debate About - Nice to see someone try to look at both sides in any debate these days


Nice! add 30 new badges in , and |

A Baltimore program uses the arts to combat the , sneaking in + learning and keeping it fun |


Seven things research reveals — and doesn’t — about Advanced Placement -

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: July 20: #GrowthMindset, #Audiobooks, and #IndependentReading

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #AndrewLuck, #audiobooks, #BookClubs, #GrowingBookworms, #GrowthMindset, #JoyOfReading, #MarshmallowTest, #math, #reading, #ReadingChoice, #schools, #STEM, #SummerReading, #SummerSlide, independent reading, and self control.

Top Tweets of the Week

I'm delighted to report that after 13 months I finally finished reading and the Order of the Phoenix to my 8-year-old daughter. It was an excellent experience, from laughter to tears, and I loved sharing it with her. to kids! So worth it. [Not a link, but this was quite a much-liked tweet so I wanted to share it here.]

Well this is depressing: Leisure in the U.S. is at an all-time low, per recent study reported in via | I agree w/ that this reinforces need to give time to read in

Book Lists

ElDeafoMulticultural Books for Children: 60+ all in one place from |

Getting Ready for the First Day of Books for | a from |

Diverse Books

Cleveland Students Lead Initiative To Diversify Local Elementary |


Free Speech + Ideological Diversity

To Get Along Better, We Need Better Arguments - Our polarized keep us from learning from our opponents | Prof Walter Sinnott-Armstrong has suggestions (+ in his new book) #IdeologicalDiversity

This resonated | The mob is a danger to society - "We are slowly normalizing the policing of speech and opinion. Sometimes overtly, and sometimes through ... intimidation"

Growing Bookworms

RestartHow , parental support + an understanding helped 's son go from not to "Kinda A Reader" in 5th grade |

Cal running back who loves offers free football tickets to young readers via Challenge

"We hear again and again about the power of independent ... So why isn't everybody doing it?" Yes, You Can Find Time says , w/ tips on how

BookWhispererYes! The Problem With Our Early Obsession| We need to stop crowding out w/ fear-based focus on skills – | w/ quotes by +

Growth Mindset

Let’s Stop Telling Kids to ‘Find Their Passion’ – " the reality is this: most kids are too young to know their passions; it’s just plain unfair to make them" + it breeds + says https://t.co/YN4ChM3dWH

8 Habits that Block Productive Struggle in Students | "Praising students for their smarts" + more |

Kids Today Are Actually More Patient Than Kids 50 Years Ago - Susan Pinker reports on re-enactments of

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

MixedUpFilesToo Busy for a ? Join an Online Version - Did you know about 's online book club ? They're reading this month https://t.co/W0plvTierq

New study suggests that pack a more powerful emotional punch than film –

Schools and Libraries

Revisiting Reagan's 'A Nation at Risk' Report 35 Years Later - Talking about US is misleading because "the United States does not actually have a national system"

What Actually Means—and 5 Ways for to Help Fight it | | + more

Screen Time

Frequent Technology Use Linked to Symptoms in Teens, Study Finds - + | This shows correlation not causation but seems worth further study. Also makes me wonder about increasing in


MathematicalMindsetsStanford research shows that students (esp. girls + ) do better on tests when elementary school teachers face down their own demons —

Why Do Women Shun STEM? It’s Complicated says Professor | Professors outside mischaracterize subjects as not creative + poach bright female students

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