Made by Dyslexia is a new organization based in the UK with the purpose of helping the world understand dyslexia as a different way of thinking and to support dyslexics. Their launch report from May 2017, Connecting the Dots: Understanding Dyslexia, gives a concise overview of dyslexia from the viewpoint of dyslexic people. It describes… Read more
When they’re digging in dirt, splashing water, or trying to use a sippy cup, toddlers are trying to figure out how the world works. They observe and experiment. What they’re doing lays the foundations for STEM – science, technology, engineering and math. High Chair Philosophers, a new article in Scientific American, offers some details on… Read more
This graphic novel tells the story of Maya, a young mother in BC who has left her abusive partner but doesn’t know what to do next or where to get help. Through illustrations and basic legal information written in plain language, Leaving Abuse shows how Maya finds the support and legal aid she and her… Read more
I just got back from a meeting with my kayaking gang. We met to discuss our trip that’s coming up in a couple of weeks; nailing down details like who is bringing the stove, the mosquito netting, and the first aid kit. As usual, the meeting started with “What book are you reading now?”, “I’m… Read more
Did you know that the Decoda Library is having a draw for two $25 Chapters gift certificates? There are 3 days left to enter. All you have to do is borrow an item (or more!) from the Decoda Library by July 6th. Your name will automatically be entered. Winners will be notified the week of… Read more
Want to see some amazing school library spaces? In this entertaining TED talk, Michael Bierut, a graphic designer, talks about his role in a project designing school libraries.
Why does practicing a physical skill improve performance? This TED Ed shows what happens in the brain during practice, why not all practice is the same, and what to do to make practice more effective. For the full TED Ed lesson, click here.
Today, Jacquie Taylor, Decoda’s Executive Director, shares what she’s looking forward to reading this summer. The chance to be outside and enjoy a good book is the best part of summer! This summer I hope to share Mom, Dad, Our Books, and Me by Danielle Marcotte with my young reading buddies (grandchildren Peyton and Caleb)…. Read more
Today is Multiculturalism Day in Canada. Food connects us to culture and heritage. It’s a welcoming way to share culture and heritage, and to celebrate multiculturalism. Bread is a collection of short films highlighting six Canadian women from different backgrounds and their recipes for bread. Along with showing us how they make bread, the women… Read more
The warm weather has arrived and with it summer reading. Whether you like to read fiction or non-fiction, summer is a great time to catch up on reading for enjoyment. And, it’s always interesting to pick up reading suggestions from other people. Here are a couple of places to find new titles: Modern Mrs. Darcy’s… Read more