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Microsoft Education's new (and free) Reading Progress application promises to be a game changer and I would get ready to introduce it to your faculty early in the school year.
In my last post, I shared news of the School Librarian Investigation—Decline or Evolution?, or SLIDE research project. The study emphasizes a critical equity issue: our most vulnerable students are those most impacted by a declining numbers of school librarians. I recently chatted with project director, Deb Kachel to dig a little deeper into what […]
We now have the data. Important new research documents concerns relating to the future of our profession and implications for those we serve. The School Librarian Investigation—Decline or Evolution?, or SLIDE research project emphasizes a critical equity issue: our most vulnerable students–those living in poverty, minority populations and English language learners–are those most impacted by […]
This week, I was excited to attend the launch event for The Roadmap to Educating for American Democracy. At a time when school districts are focused on delivering curricular essentials . . . At a time when school districts have seen a 50-year erosion of civic education schools—to the point that the federal government now […]
The essence of the demand for freedom is the need of conditions which will enable an individual to make his own special contribution to a group interest, and to partake of its activities in such ways that social guidance shall be a matter of his own mental attitude, and not a mere authoritative dictation of […]
We're exited to launch SchoolLibraryNJ, a evolving project designed to address inequitable access to resources for K12 schools and libraries and to present the value of librarians in digitally curating resources for teaching and learning.
I suppose it’s something we simply know. But I suspect it’s something we don’t explicitly teach. Reading is more than an enjoyable and enriching experience. Reading is self-care. At a time when they don’t see their friends . . . At a time when some are reluctant to turn their cameras on and share their […]
It’s never been easier to explore those questions you have about authors and illustrators and books. TeachingBooks’ new free Chrome extension makes moving from your Google search about anything, including children’s or young adult lit, to its rich and engaging digital content. And because founder and publisher Nick Glass has made access to TeachingBooks available […]
It's not the web it used to be and our traditional approaches to teaching about it no longer make sense. In fact, we teach strategies that often fail our students.
At a time when a professional version of a Dear Abby is most needed, our past AASL presidents offer to personalize and scale their leadership, providing timely advice and time-honored vision.