It’s been a while since I posted a link “round-up” of sorts. To be honest, I was kind of wondering if it was worth my time. There are certainly much more comprehensive lists from more authoritative sources out there! But, I’ve come to realize that listing these links are actually valuable to me–because it makes me synthesize what I’ve read for the week, as well as collect things in one place. In other words, it’s me, thinking out loud.
So…I’m going to keep on: here’s what caught my eye on my lunch breaks this week.
- “Happy kids learn more.” One school’s push for a happy approach to learning has created impressive academic growth (The Atlantic)
- Always looking to diversify the library collection: Outstanding International Books: Presenting the 2016 USBBY Selections (School Library Journal)
- The power of unscheduled play: What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren’t Getting) (NPR)
- “Children enter school as question marks and leave schools as periods.” How to Bring ‘More Beautiful’ Questions Back to School (KQED News)
- Mulling how to adapt this in my library: Battle of the Books: Slam Dunk Programming for All Ages (School Library Journal)
- Because I love doodles: Darwin’s kids drew and painted on the back of his manuscripts (The New Yorker)
- And the book order grows: Teacher/readers listed the 10 nonfiction picture books they couldn’t live without this week #nf10by10
- As an introvert myself: How Parents And Teachers Can Nurture The ‘Quiet Power’ Of Introverts (NPR)