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Teaching for Collective Well-Being as Summer Approaches

A Collaborative Blog Post from Katie Cunningham and Kavita Tanna During this global pandemic, a microscope has been held up to the social inequities our society has perpetuated and often ignored including unequal schooling, structural inequalities, racism, mental health, and the impact of climate change. In this post, we draw from the metaphor that while […]

Feeling It All through Reading, Writing, and Creating

Learn ways you and your students can honor feelings of uncertainty and loss while also providing a source of hope. Invitations include read alouds, writing ideas, and opportunities for students to create as a source of joy.

2018 Caldecott Winner: Wolf in the Snow

Wolf in the Snow Written and Illustrated by Matthew Cordell Published in 2017 by Feiwel and Friends ISBN 978-1-250-07636-6 Grades preK-3   Book Review Get ready to challenge all of your assumptions about stories of girls in red-hooded jackets and wolves. Counter to traditional fairy tales that caution (and condition) us to be fearful of […]

Each Kindness and Beneath a Meth Moon

  Each Kindness Written by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis Nancy Paulsen Books, Penguin Young Readers Group, 2012 ISBN 978-0-399-24652-4 Grades 2 and Up Book Review  “I watched the water ripple/as the sun set through the maples/and the chance of a kindness with Maya/becoming more and more/forever gone.” Despite the changes in picture books […]