Zetta Elliott notes the silence of girls’ voices in All American Boys, and Jason Reynolds responds. Thanks to both authors for modeling how to talk about tough issues.
Teacher of the Year Nate Bowling has a must-read post about education inequality in America.
The only thing I care about my son learning in school–joy in the process of learning–is the one thing I can be guaranteed he won’t learn. Susan Engel makes the case for joy as a subject school needs.
If you work with angry children, you need to read David Durovy’s article about handling anger.
I loved this profile of a Los Angeles teacher whose students pass the AP Calculus test at ridiculously high rates.
How do we build reading skills? We talk!
It’s not often that my life crosses paths with The New Yorker. This is a great piece about rez basketball and the Lakota Nation Invitational basketball tournament in Rapid City, South Dakota, made even more awesome for me by the fact that I’ve been there many times.
My regular blog readers know my aversion to rhyming picture books. Rhyming picture book author extraordinaire Josh Funk explains why most rhyming picture books are terrible. I laughed out loud at the Yoda rhyme!
Your daily dose of Internet cute: a sloth in Ecuador hangs on to a guard rail for dear life and a police officer rescues him. SLOTHS!