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20 new books to read in July

July's 20 must-reads

Books

2018 best apps and websites for teaching and learning

<b>AASL</b> announced its <b>2018 Best Apps and Best Websites for Teaching and Learnin</b>g at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. The annual lists honor <b>25</b> …

Apps

How to Help Students Craft a Thought-Provoking Discussion Question

Sarah Brown Wessling, a high school English teacher in Johnston, Iowa, and the 2010 National Teacher of the Year, gives her students a formula for …

Teaching

Librarian Nancy Pearl Picks 7 Books For Summer Reading

<i>Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl shares her under-the-radar reading recommendations with</i> Morning Edition<i>'s Steve Inskeep. This year's picks include mysteries, nonfiction and a fantasy story for young readers.</i><p>(<i>These recommendations have been edited for clarity and length.)</i><p><i>Danny Hajek and Shannon</i> …

Books

Podcasts Can Improve Literacy in the Classroom

I'm going to confess, I did not bring podcasts into my English classroom with any intention of improving my students' literacy skills. The idea came …

Teaching

Since We Still Test, Teach Students to Dissect Questions

<b>*For full transparency, this post is taken from one of my books, The Power of Questioning written a couple of years ago. What you are reading is an</b> …

Teaching

The Best Videos For Educators In 2018 – So Far

Another day, another mid-year “Best” list (you can find all 1,900 Best lists here).<p>You might also be interested in:<p>I’ve also written a guest post for …

Smoothie Kits Are Your Answer to an Easier Breakfast Routine

Smoothies have long been a part of my regular breakfast lineup, no matter what time of year. These cool drinks are a satisfying way to refuel after …

Statistic Of The Day: To The Surprise Of No Teacher, New Study Finds That Class Size Matters

Research

How To Make Peanut Butter Protein Balls With Only 5 Ingredients

With this fast recipe, you'll never have to miss out on the most important meal of the day.<p>January 07, 2018<p>You are running late for class, and have …

Recipes

25 Dinner Ideas For People Who Are Trying To Eat Less Meat

Put these in your dinner rotation.

The Best Books of 2017, According to Independent Bookstores

It’s been a banner year for books. Real Simple asked some of our favorite independent bookstores across the country to share their memorable reads of …

'Five books I think no teacher should be without'

Asking an English teacher which books no teacher should be without is akin to asking a mother which of her children she shouldn’t be without. I’ve …

Teaching

The 10-Minute Teacher Show with Vicki Davis, the Cool Cat Teacher: 5 Mistakes Teachers Make the First Week of School

Education Technology

This school librarian teaches students about (actual) fake news. Here’s how parents can, too.

Recently, congressional committees summoned executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google to Capitol Hill to explain their company’s roles in the national security issue of fake news planted by the Russians to manipulate our last presidential election. Congress wants something done to protect U.S. …

Fake News

37 Books You'll Fall In Love With, So Cancel Your Plans

Any time of the year is a good time to get lost in a good book. While some people think reading is for winter, when they can snuggle up under a …

New & Revised: A Collection Of Advice On Talking To Students About Race & Racism

I have a huge A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More list, which also includes many “sub” Best lists. …

Teaching

10 Unconventional "History Books" That Will Change The Way You Think About Everything

If you stayed awake through history class in high school, you probably remember learning a lot of dates and names. It's likely that you studied the …

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

Bring on the new year, and a new TBR pile stacked with fresh reads.<p>As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, …

13 Unexpectedly Creepy Books That Will Keep You Up All Night Long

When you sit down with the book <i>It</i> or <i>The Shining</i> or <i>The Haunting of Hill House,</i> you more or less know what you're getting yourself into. You understand …

12 Furniture Stores Like IKEA To Buy Minimalist Home Decor

IKEA, who?<p>We’re not hating on IKEA, but they aren’t the only ones doing minimalist modern home decor right. Although IKEA’s prices are hard to beat, we’ve found some awesome alternatives at every price point that will have you saying, “IKEA who?”<p>Get creative with your modern aesthetic and <b>check out</b> …

Anti-inflammatory diet: What to know

The human body uses inflammation to help fight illness and also protect areas from further harm. In most cases, inflammation is a necessary part of …

Antiinflammatory

Schools reach 'crisis point' with sharp increase in students dealing with anxiety, depression

Schools are struggling to cope with a sharp rise in anxiety, depression and self-harm among students as young as 10 years old, with one principal …

Yes, Learning Targets Can Make Our Lives Easier - Cooper on Curriculum

My first few years in the classroom I wasn’t a big fan of learning targets or posting learning targets prior to each lesson for students to see. …

The Best Collections Of Instructional Strategies

There are many lists of different instructional/teaching strategies online. However, I thought readers might find it useful if I compiled a sort of …

We cannot continue to educate students in classrooms designed for a world that no longer exists

Hazel Mason said: We can’t make America great again, or Europe only white by trying to recreate the world of the past. The era of well paying …

The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2017 – Part Two

I continue these end-of-year “The Best…” lists…<p>I’m adding this post to All 2017 “Best” Lists In One Place.<p>You might want to explore The Best …

Response: Ways to Use Questions Effectively in the Classroom

<b>(This is the first post in a five-part series)</b><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><i>How can teachers use questions most effectively in the …

Journaling the Old-School Way

At the beginning of the school year, we write with Sharpies on the inside cover of our notebooks, “I have the right to write badly in this notebook” …

Teaching