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Need A Lift? Here Are 50 Books That Can Make You Happy

Need A Lift? Here Are 50 Books That Can Make You Happy by Ashley McCann Need some positive thinking? How about some happy books? While the idea of a book ‘making you happy’ is obviously a stretch, peace of mind is often a product of a simple cognitive pattern: you see what you think about, […]

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A Poem That’s Been Torn In Half? New Children’s Book Explores Value Of Mistakes

A Poem That’s Been Torn In Half? New Children’s Book Explores Value Of Mistakes by TeachThought Staff This post is sponsored by Workman Publishing Title: ‘My Book Of Beautiful Oops!’ Author: Barney Saltzberg (author’s page) Ages: 3+ Availability: In Stores Now Summary: ‘My Book Of Beautiful Oops!’ Is A Scribble it, Smear it, Fold it, Tear […]

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20 Books To Teach Diversity To Elementary & Middle School Students

20 Books To Teach Diversity To Elementary & Middle School Students by Ashley McCann Teaching complex and nuanced subjects through novels makes sense, if for no other reason than complex and nuanced topics are why many novels exist. A good book either gives readers the opportunity to see through the eyes of another — allowing them […]

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25 Of The Best Poetry Books For Teens

25 Of The Best Poetry Books For Teens by TeachThought Staff It can be difficult to get the majority of teenagers to show a natural interest in or appreciation for poetry. And actually, as soon as I wrote that I realized that the same could most likely be said for most of the population, unfortunately. […]

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25 Of The Most Important Books About Racism & Being Black In America

25 Of The Most Important Books About Racism & Being Black In America by Ashley McCann Because of the complex and often ugly history of slavery and racism in the United States, discussions in and around race are, to put it lightly, difficult. Race is always a sensitive subject, and this is particularly true in the current […]

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Teaching Social Justice: 25 Books To Encourage Students To Change The World

Teaching Social Justice: 25 Books To Encourage Students To Change The World by Ashley McCann What are the kinds of ideas that convince people that they can change the world? What about students–what kinds of inspiration or knowledge or confidence or vision do they need to believe they can affect real change in their community? […]

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30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy

30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy by TeachThought Staff Often confused with sympathy and compassion, empathy is, put simply, the ability to feel what another person is feeling. Unlike sympathy or compassion, empathy doesn’t require you to feel for  them, though it can lead to those emotions. Empathy, rather, is a starting point […]

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Recommended Reading: Do I Really Have To Teach Reading?

Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?: Content Comprehension, Grades 6-12 by TeachThought Staff Title: Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?: Content Comprehension, Grades 6-12 Author: Cris Tovani Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers; 1 edition (January 1, 2004) Print Length: 144 pages Big Idea: Literacy instruction is accessible to all content area teachers Audience: All teachers in grades 6-12 […]

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