How do you get tweens and teens to be interested (and stay interested) in reading?
Here’s one Pinterest rabbit hole well worth falling through. I discovered Alida Hanson’s wonderfully comprehensive and attractive Pinterest boards promoting the new books and media at Weston High School (MA) Library, via a recent AASLForum discussion. When I asked Alida if she’d allow me to share her process for organizing those boards, she generously agreed. [...]
Please forgive this little journey about curation and life outside of school. I’ve been doing some thinking about curation and hair. Here’s my sad story and my proposed solution. I hadn’t had a hot shower for a week after Hurricane Sandy. I was beat. And my hair was full of knots. When I got to [...]
We’ve followed their blogs and tweets. Now many of us are following their boards. Through Pinterest, some of our favorite authors are sharing fan art; previewing book covers and chapters; allowing us a lens on the inspirations for their writing; illustrating the background and locations for their books; suggesting literary extension activities; revealing their hobbies [...]
The best books lists are abundant and here! So very exciting, yes? I do love this time of year, and so it makes sense to begin with the cream of the crop. I refer, of course, to NYPL’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2012. Split into seven different categories (Picture Books, Folk and Fairy [...]
For me, the beginning of school is made even crazier by bulletin board anxiety.
It has nothing to do with my artistic talents. Granted they are limited. It has everything to do with idea deficiency.
And then it also has something to do with the need to get something pretty up there even though you know there [...]