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March 5, 2021 by Joyce Valenza
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 […]
January 16, 2021 by Joyce Valenza
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 […]
January 13, 2021 by Joyce Valenza
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.
December 18, 2020 by Joyce Valenza
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 […]
November 8, 2020 by Joyce Valenza
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 […]
November 1, 2020 by Joyce Valenza
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.
October 12, 2020 by Joyce Valenza
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.