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Activate Empathy, Mobilize Kindness: Strategies and Resources for Educators

By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. Even though it has been almost 16 years since I moved from a high school—where I’d been scheduling students into classes, counting graduation … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Lists: Bore, Chore, or Score?

By Eric Braun Whether the kids in your life love to read, hate to read, or, most likely, are somewhere in the middle, the answer to the titular question is largely up to us—the grown-ups, the makers and enforcers of … Continue reading

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Summertime and the Reading Is Easy

By Ann Camacho, editor of Bookmarked, a collection of teen essays Summer! Reading! Hmmm . . . what’s wrong with that sequence of words? Maybe your teenage students would tell you exactly what mine tell me: Summer has nothing to … Continue reading

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Fiction and the Development of Character

Books and stories are so full of amazing people—people who face challenges and develop strengths because of it. Imagine this story: An exceptionally gifted child grows up with gifted siblings. While he is very young, adults notice him and his … Continue reading

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Teaching Literature through the Common Core

by Ann Camacho, author of Bookmarked Every year at the beginning of my American Literature class, I tell my students that “Books are the blueprints to living, the roadmaps of our lives,” and I mean it with all my heart. … Continue reading

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