What does race mean to you? Do you discuss race in your classroom or library? Do you make sure that the materials you use with your students are reflective of a diverse range of people? The anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech is a fantastic chance to talk about race with your students.
Morning meetings are terrific opportunities to connect with your students, have them connect with each other, and set the tone for a day of enthusiastic learning! That’s a lot of benefits packed into 15-30 minutes a day! Do you need some morning meeting ideas to start your own? Maybe you're looking for ideas to refresh the morning meeting you've been holding for years. Here are some tips on making your morning meetings an enthusiastic start to the day!
If you’ve been paying any attention to the publishing business for the past several years, you’ll know that publishers, writers, illustrators, teachers, librarians, and parents are calling (and answering the call) for more diversity in the books we give to our children. The grassroots organization We Need Diverse Books has been instrumental in getting #WeNeedDiverseBooks into the spotlight and into editorial meetings around the country.
All across the country, kids are folding themselves into new outfits, packing new backpacks, and crossing their fingers that they'll find a friend or two in their new classroom. It's the start of another year of school!
You are invited to a free webinar all about reluctant readers! Tips on identifying reluctant readers, how to encourage them to read, and how to spot a book that a reluctant reader will love (hint: a lot of Nomad books qualify!)
Are you ready for the Perseid meteor shower? Many people look forward to this yearly exhibit of meteors, and this year has been predicted to be even better than ever. The Perseid meteor showers are supposed to peak between the night of August 11 and the early morning of August 12.
Are your kids feeling the need to read? While summer can seem like the perfect opportunity to dive headfirst into a hefty to-be-read pile, for some kids that's really just work they don't want to be doing during vacation. A summer reading list can seem like the ultimate chore when you're a reluctant reader.