Educator Insights

[Saturday Reads] Do you (gasp) write on books?

Myra here. Every Saturday we hope to share with you our thoughts on reading and books. We thought that it would be good practice to reflect on our reading lives and our thoughts about reading in general. While on occasion, we would feature a few books in keeping with this, there would be a few […]

[Saturday Reads] Uri Shulevitz’ Writing with Pictures: A Quintessential Manual for Illustrators

Myra here. Every Saturday we hope to share with you our thoughts on reading and books. We thought that it would be good practice to reflect on our reading lives and our thoughts about reading in general. While on occasion, we would feature a few books in keeping with this, there would be a few […]

[GatheringReaders] Virtual Discussion of Raina Telgemeier’s Drama

[GatheringReaders] Virtual Discussion of Raina Telgemeier’s Drama

Myra here. Welcome GatheringReaders. This is a much delayed Virtual Blog Post for my book club for young readers. This month we are reading Raina Telgemeier’s graphic novel Drama. What I especially loved about the book is how each one was accepted without judgments and without reservations. No one was ‘bullied’ for who they are. And […]

Skype Interview with Erik of This Kid Reviews Books for my Higher Degree Class

Myra here. Last Tuesday night, I invited Erik Weibel of This Kid Reviews Books to share with my higher-degree class how he used his special power “reading” to help out his friend Renn who is suffering from epilepsy. Using his Accelerated Reader points, he was able to raise over 3,000 dollars to help his friend with […]

[Multicultural Children's Book Day] Issues and Class Discussion

Myra here. I am excited to join Multicultural Children’s Book Day hosted by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book and Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom. This is particularly timely since I am teaching a new course entitled Using Multicultural Children’s Books to Promote Socio-emotional Learning offered to higher-degree students who are taking their Masters or their PhD in our institution (National […]