Sarah Figer

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Why Hasn’t the Number of Multicultural Books Increased In Eighteen Years?

<i>Note: This post was originally posted in June 2013. An updated study with new statistics can be found here. The infographic below has also been</i> …

So You Want To Read Middle Grade?

I am very excited to introduce a new blog series here at GreenBeanTeenQueen! If you're a reader of this blog, you know I love reading and talking …

Watching the Summer Night Sky

Science Lessons, Activities & Curriculum Resources for All Grade Levels<p><b>Found In</b>: science, preK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12<p>Now that summer is approaching, brush …

Gender Struggles | What We’re Reading

This week, <i>Library Journal</i> and <i>School Library Journal</i> staffer reads involve struggling with gender stereotypes in fantasy books, computer games, and …

Professional Development For Teachers

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Phone Number Practice

Before kids share a book with a friend, ask them to have this book...<p>Your child will warm up to this reading and writing mini book that...<p>Rank the …

Student Debate Deepens Thinking and Engagement

Resource Development and Communications Manager for the National Association for Urban Debate Leagues in Chicago, Kerri Allen, shared with me the …

21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference Talks Books, Apps, and More

Gamificiation, augmented reality, and transmedia were just some of the hot topics at the 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference, held June …

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

Charles Day outlines four perhaps unexpected but effective weapons that the best creative leaders use in their battle for creativity and profitability.<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in …

Visible Thinking

iPad Tools for Quality Questioning & Formative Assessment<p>Session Essential Questions<p>1. How can educators <b>encourage</b> high levels of cognitive response …

Navigating the Divide between Teens and Tweens

Parents Agree Mobile Devices Can Make Learning Fun [#Infographic]

Mobile is everywhere — except in American schools.<p>Most adults are never without their mobile devices. There is a need to always be connected, whether …

Virtual Learning for Little Ones Raises Developmental Questions

Features<p>—Joshua Lott for Digital Directions<p>Educators are working to make sure the technologies elementary students are using are appropriate for …

More STEM Girls Please!

A MiddleWeb Blog<p><b>Recent headline:</b> <i>The Need for STEM Workers Climbs</i><p>Okay, things are getting serious, and I’m still on the <i>girl-power</i> bandwagon.<p>In the …