Young adult literature is for teenagers, and it honors their experience going through the torture that is adolescence.
This article talks about the troublesome approach to labeling everything YA, when there is a clear difference between YA books and Middle grade fiction. There are different themes, lessons, and problem-solving scenarios that are relevant to different ages. it can’t all be lumped together and still be appropriate.
Source: There Is A Difference Between Middle Grade and Young Adult Lit, and It Does Matter By Sarah Hannah Gómez
If you weren’t aware of the controversy surrounding The Black Witch by Laurie Forest, you should read this.
It’s an important article about quality writing in an age of outcry about diversity and racism.
Fast disappearing from schools are internet “lock and block” policies that keep students off social media and restrict them to carefully curated websites. Even with sophisticated filters and firewalls
Source: Embracing mobile devices and social media tools | District Administration Magazine
Technology is people. If we were saying (and doing) the right things technology would be embedded in teaching by now. You wouldn’t need people like me. I have spent years encouraging and sup…
Source: Technology: the wrong conversations – Do academics dream of electric sheep?
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
Source: 5 Good Speech to Text Extensions for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
These are the things that make us smile. Anyone who ever read one of Alvin Schwartz’s controversial Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books as a kid probab
Source: Original “Scary Stories” Books Were Just Re-Released With Original Drawings Restored – Bloody Disgusting
As the school year looms on the horizon, it’s important to consider your student population and whether your policies are inclusive and equitable.
The last thing we want to do is start a student’s relationship with the library in a negative manner. What are some alternatives you can think of to sidestep the policies outlines in this article?