Links I Loved Last Week: A Round-Up of Online Reading 3/22/15

Sunday SalonI always enjoy Betsy Bird’s Video Sunday posts, but I have to confess that I’m mostly linking to this one because I think everyone should watch this week’s off-topic video, Dogs Breaking Up Cat Fights! It’s every bit as awesome as you might imagine. Dogs to the rescue!

Wondering what to read next? Betsy Bird’s Caldecott/Newbery prediction post has some good recommendations. I can’t wait for the new Rebecca Stead.

If I could persuade my pre-service teachers to give up just one pernicious classroom practice, it would be teaching the whole-class novel.

 

One of the most important and easiest ways to improve our teaching? Ask ourselves if what we’re doing passes the authenticity test.

The Lee & Low Blog has a thought-provoking post on why we need to share sad and dark books with children (plus reading recommendations of course).

Shawna Coppola shares 10 Texts That Will Get Teachers Writing. A couple of my own personal favorites are on this list, especially the Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

I’m obsessed with Julie Paschkis’s new book, P. Zonka Lays an Egg. Here’s how it all came about. Also, I really want to make psyanky eggs this Easter.

Amanda has a thoughtful post on why blog and why tell our stories–both good and bad.

Devin Mitchell’s photographs of war veterans are devastating.

Rachel Garlinghouse despairs over a world where people think it’s okay to call her two-year-old son a “cute little thug.”

Rosebelle’s Blog has a post that’s a must-read for everyone despairing over that same world: I Never Knew How White I Was Until I Had a Black Child.

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  1. Pingback: It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 3/23/15 | the dirigible plum

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