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Building a Vibrant Classroom Library

By Amadee Ricketts, author of Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning The start of a new school year is a great time to think about building or enhancing your classroom library. Even in schools with well-staffed, well-stocked … Continue reading

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Creative Summer Storytime Ideas

By Amadee Ricketts, author of Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning While every season has its charms, summer brings a sense of freedom that can make it the perfect time to add creative elements to your storytime … Continue reading

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National Library Week Book Recommendations

To celebrate National Library Week, we talked books with our Advisory Board and Teen Advisory Council. Advisory Board members shared books that every educator needs, and our Teen Council members shared the best lesson they learned from a book. The … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Help Teens Take Local Action on Education Issues

Adapted from The Teen Guide to Global Action: How to Connect with Others (Near & Far) to Create Social Change by Barbara A. Lewis. Questions and concerns surround the future of the public education system, and now more than ever … Continue reading

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Avoid the Summer Slump: 7 Ways to Encourage Reluctant Readers All Summer Long

By Andrew Hawk It’s hard to believe that another school year is almost in the books and it will soon be summer again. One of the hardest things for teachers to cope with is spending a year working hard to … Continue reading

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