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Looking for the next title to read?  Get suggestions from the Answer 5 Questions and We’ll Give You 5 Book Recommendations quiz. How about testing your book knowledge? Can you identify the books in The Six Word Summaries Volume Ten quiz? If you like reading and like anagram puzzles, read Literary Fun: 7 Ridiculous Book… Read more

Benefits of Reading

Besides being fun, reading has other benefits.  

Spring Break Reading

Spring Break is a great opportunity for children to indulge in a little extra reading for fun, whether it’s reading aloud, silently reading together, or reading solo. With the focus on reading for enjoyment, being able to choose what to read is important. But, with so many books available, how do you choose? Here are… Read more


Planet Nutshell has created NetSafe, a set of introductory videos on cybersafety. The 18 videos are organized by grade level (K-3, 4-6, 7-12) and cover topics like being kind online, understanding online ‘friends’, and protecting personal information. Here’s a sample. Thanks to Free Technology for Teachers for pointing to this resource.

Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators

Emotional resilience is the ability to adapt to stressful situations. More resilient people are able to bounce back after negative experiences. Emotional resilience helps prevent burnout at work. But, developing emotional resilience isn’t something usually taught to teachers alongside instructional strategies and techniques. Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Teachers is a resource that focuses on… Read more

The ABC’s of Reading to Your Child

Have you ever seen story time in a laundromat? Here’s your chance! How to Help Your Child Love Reading is an article that introduces The ABC’s of Reading to Your Child video. Is there a right or wrong way to read to your child? Should you spend 20 minutes a day with a book in… Read more

Talking about Race with Young Children

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Babies as young as 6 months notice racial differences. Young children can display racial bias. Talking about race with young children is important, but many adults feel uncomfortable. The following links offer some guidance: Becoming Upended: Teaching and Learning about Race and Racism with Young… Read more

World Poetry Day tomorrow

Tomorrow is World Poetry Day! “Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings. Poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures.” – United Nations TED-Ed has recently uploaded a video series that… Read more

Can you catch a ‘phish’?

Have you ever received a phishing email – an email that tries to trick you into giving personal or confidential information or access to your computer? This is a common cybercrime and phishing emails can be hard to identify. Here’s a decision tree to help you avoid phishing emails. For more tips and to test… Read more


During Spring Break, there might be time to have fun with a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activity or two. Here are six places to browse for some ideas: 37 Classic Science Experiments for Kids from Red Tricycle Elementary Activities from Tinkerlab Hour of Code Activities learnXdesign Online Science Resources from Science World… Read more