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Reading and Mental Health

Reading can support students in establishing and maintaining good mental health; it can be the lifeline they desperately need.

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5 Easy Steps to use Instagram in Creating a Culture of Reading at your School

Last year when teaching my students about social media, I had them complete a poll: what social media applications did they use the most? We were in the midst of studying social media applications, their power and influence but I had an ulterior motive: I wanted to find out their digital patterns to use as… Continue reading 5 Easy Steps to use Instagram in Creating a Culture of Reading at your School

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Start an Independent Reading Program NOW!

Did you know that by age 3 there is a 30 million word gap between children from higher socioeconomic homes compared to those from lower socioeconomic groups? Yep…..you read that right: 30 million. This tasty little tidbit is from a study in 2003 by American child psychologists Betty Hart and Todd R. Risley. The study is based… Continue reading Start an Independent Reading Program NOW!