12 Books That Model Empathy and Compassion for Young Readers. Lately, it seems whenever I turn on the news or open social media I learn that another tragedy has occurred somewhere in the world.
Each time, I am overcome with feelings of sadness, frustration, and downright hopelessness. I try to think of how I can help make a difference in some small way, but usually end up falling short. At moments like these, it feels even more important to have conversations with the children in our lives about topics like empathy, compassion, kindness, and inclusion. The interesting thing about empathy, though, is that it’s not easy to teach.
Picture Books and Resources for SEL. 12 Ways to Make Your Classroom Safe for LGBTQ Students. By Kelly Huegel Madrone, author of LGBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens (Revised & Updated 3rd Edition) As visibility increases for LGBTQ people and issues, kids are adopting these identities at earlier ages.
Just a few decades ago, most young people came out in their late teens and early twenties. Now it’s not uncommon for kids to claim LGBTQ identities in middle school and sometimes even in elementary school. Teachers who never considered how they might handle these issues are now being faced with questions about how to make their classrooms safe and respectful learning spaces for all students. But how much of a problem is LGBTQ student safety, really? Every few years, GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) releases its National School Climate Survey, which provides extensive data on the experiences of LGBTQ middle and high school students. And it’s not just students doing the harassing. 1. Standing Up to Bullying: Children’s Books to Build Social and Emotional Skills. Children tease and can sometimes play roughly, and caring adults can guide children towards kindness.
But bullying is different. It is deliberate, done with the intention of hurting someone. Monthly Themes: Meaningful Books to Read From Brightly. Like adults, kids sometimes feel wronged by others – when a sibling swipes their favorite toy or a friend uses unkind words, for example.
In such moments when emotions run high, it can be challenging for kids to practice forgiveness.Forgiveness is beautiful, but it’s also difficult. As the saying goes: It takes a strong person to say sorry, and an even stronger person to forgive. When it comes to understanding the value of forgiveness, children need patience, modeling, instruction, and, of course, a few good books on the topic. Your Kids Aren’t Too Old for Picture Books, and Neither Are You. Picture books are the carrot that motivates the emerging reader, frustrated and bored silly by the phonemic progression from cat to mat.
Unlike most “early readers,” picture books are vibrant and appealing in a way likely to give children who grow up swiping iPads the stimulation they’ve come to expect. Picture books also offer much more sophisticated language and storytelling, the assumption being that adults are reading those words aloud, so children needn’t struggle over them themselves. All this sounds like a lot of work and homework, so let’s be clear: Picture books are also one of the literary world’s great pleasures. When I say kids shouldn’t outgrow picture books, I mean ever. According to a 2019 Scholastic survey, whereas 55 percent of kids ages 6 to 8 are frequent readers, only 11 percent remain so by the time they’re between 15 and 17.
Publishers realize this. Must-Read Children's & YA Books by Latinx Authors. Each year, we celebrate Latinx Heritage Month — also referred to as Hispanic Heritage Month — between September 15 and October 15.
Mentimeter. Reading & Writing activities for Grades 3-5. Scholastic pulls ‘Captain Underpants’ book for passive racism. Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho Lesson Plan and Google Activities [Video] in 2021. Encourage Self-Love with Eyes that Kiss in the Corners - The Classroom Bookshelf. Eyes that Kiss in the Corners Written by Johanna Ho Illustrated by Dung Ho Published by HarperCollins Children’s , 2021 Grades K-5 Book Review “Some people have eyes like sapphire lagoons with lashes like lace trim on ballgowns, sweeping their cheeks as they twirl.
National Library Week. National Library Week 2021: Welcome to Your Library The theme for National Library Week (April 4-10, 2021), “Welcome to Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building – and that everyone is welcome to use their services.
During the pandemic libraries have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their users. Choosing Not To Highlight Dr Seuss Books Is Not Censorship. A librarian and intellectual freedom advocate on Dr.
Seuss, library policies, and cancel culture. Many books by well-known and beloved authors are problematic due to racist imagery or stereotypes, as librarians and educators have long been aware. Examples include the “Little House on the Prairie” books, as well as the “Dr. Dolittle,” “Peter Pan,” and “The Indian in the Cupboard” series. Authors may also be problematic due to personal behavior and publicly expressed beliefs—authors such as Roald Dahl, J.K. Educator s Full Guide to Epic. Black History & Culture activities for Grades K-2. News Literacy Resources for Classrooms. A best-of-the-best collection of resources for teaching and learning about news literacy.
News literacy is a subset of media literacy focused on helping people process and understand news media messages, to locate more factual and credible information, and to think critically about what counts as news. News literacy is also about recognizing that quality, credible, independent news and journalism are critical components of any free and democratic society. News and politics have been reshaped by social media and 24-hours news entertainment. As a result, there's a lot of crossover between what we think of as news literacy, media literacy, and digital citizenship. Black History & Culture activities for Grades K-2. Your Name is a Song Video — The Innovation Press. Remember: The Journey to School Integration. Title: Remember: The Journey to School IntegrationAuthor: Toni Morrison Recommended for ages 8-10, grades 3-5.
Purchase here! ($13)For lesson plans. Educator Dashboard. Sway. News Literacy Resources for Classrooms. A best-of-the-best collection of resources for teaching and learning about news literacy. News literacy is a subset of media literacy focused on helping people process and understand news media messages, to locate more factual and credible information, and to think critically about what counts as news. News literacy is also about recognizing that quality, credible, independent news and journalism are critical components of any free and democratic society.
Educator Dashboard. Backward Design: The Basics. Four Research-Based Strategies Every Teacher Should be Using. The Gay History of America’s Classic Children’s Books. That delicacy, for Marshall as for many of the others, was a stopgap solution to the existential problem of the closet: How do you grow up when you cannot fully and genuinely present yourself as an adult?
(In deference to his mother, Marshall’s 1992 obituary omitted his longtime partner — and listed a brain tumor as the cause of death instead of complications from AIDS.) Even the gloomy Jeremiah of children’s literature whom Marshall lovingly called Morose Sendak was too cowed by his parents to come out publicly until long after both were dead. You can feel the crosscutting energies of that conflict at the wild heart of his greatest works, which are full of rage at punitive elders but also a grudging respect, because their restrictiveness is what forces the child’s imagination to flower. Nor is that imagination asexual; Mickey, the stark naked hero of “In the Night Kitchen,” is baked into a cake batter by three adult men. Such winks may be useful in distracting adults. DLDay2021 October Challenge: Strength - Digital Learning Day. During this time of social distancing, connecting and collaborating virtually have become priorities for most of us—and a lifeline for many.
In countless ways, mandated isolation actually has brought us closer together as we find creative ways to foster professional learning networks (PLNs) by finding and following pertinent topics, reach out to others for recommendations and resources, and lean on our colleagues and mentors. The strength of community is in the connection. This month, we’re focusing on strengthening our connections and PLNs through social media platforms. Together, we’ll build a network of like-minded educators committed to being better, stronger, and reflective, every day and everywhere. Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Copyright & Creativity : K-12 Teaching Resources on Copyright and Fair Use. Educational Resources & Activities for Kids Ages 3 - 5. When your preschooler is at home, they need to be kept busy!
From reading guides to our collection of Brightly Storytime videos, there’s something here to keep every little reader occupied — no matter if you’re looking to further their learning or just keep them engaged for a little while. Entertaining your kids all day long can be challenging, so we hope these resources can help! Exploring the world of Latinx YA, MG, & children's literature. Remote Learning Lessons PreK to 4th Grade. Let me start by saying I have never been a remote learning teacher before. This is not something that I have taken a class on or claim to be an expert in. Teaching elementary age students in this setting is completely new territory for me like so many others. Lesson Plans for Remote Learning for Knowledge Quest Blog Post. K-1 Free Library Printables, Online Games, and More. Picture Book Read Alouds by the authors. Audio recordings of The Folger Shakespeare. The Folger Shakespeare Library and our publishing partner, Simon & Schuster Audio, hope you enjoy these excerpts from our audio performances of Shakespeare’s plays.
These productions were performed by the professional actors of Folger Theatre, in consultation with the editors of The Folger Shakespeare. The Folger Shakespeare audiobooks are available on a wide variety of audiobook platforms. A Digital Librarian's Survival Toolkit by Awesome School Librarians. Copyright-CopyWrong. 5 Minute Librarian. Book Character Pumpkin Parade. Project to Build Students’ Media Literacy. The Joyful Teacher Librarian. In 2015 I obtained my Library Media Specialist certificate through the ACES ARCLMS program and am currently working as a middle school teacher librarian at Bristow Middle School in West Hartford, Connecticut. Audio Books for Dyslexia & Learning Disabilities. Video Series That Encourages Young People to Tell Their Own Stories.
Gifts in King Catalog. 9 Great Nonfiction Books for Tweens. We live in a weird, wild, and fascinating world. The challenge, however, is getting our kids to read about it. It’s a strange dilemma. Brightly’s Book Club for Kids: The First Rule of Punk. Books That Help Kids Know and Love Themselves. If you ask most parents, we’ll probably tell you that we want our kids to know who they are and to love themselves. Because it’s both, right? The Best Nonfiction Books for Toddlers. When you hear “informational books for toddlers,” do you picture a tiny human with a disproportionately giant encyclopedia perched on his or her lap? Session Videos - Global EdTech Academy.
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