Welcome back to another year filled with pandemic-related challenges and opportunities for all educators. Despite variability on the way, CLiF has a full slate of Year of the Book and Rural Library partners and fall At-Risk applications open. CLiF continues to adjust programming in close collaboration with each partner to offer fun for children, staff, and families and necessary literacy resources. Let us know how we can help your community!
- Empowering Educators Toolbox: First Book’s NEW free resources to support effective, courageous conversations about race and social justice
- Where and how to find motivation for adults and kids for returning to school
- Educators: Take care of yourself as a first step in caring your for students and the collective wellbeing of your school community
- Top children’s books in every country in the world!
- Taming reentry anxiety for kids – tips from Boston Children’s Hospital
- Jason Reynolds encourages kids to find their own stories
- Making the most of independent reading
- Learning to Give’s audited literature guide collection – “culturally responsive books…that facilitate meaningful conversations about growing in generosity and in community.”
- Tips for using movement, creativity, relationships to boost learning
- 36 Questions that can help kids make friends
- Helping kids decode “tricky” words
- COVID-friendly class photos
- Pandemic offers unique opportunity for relationship-centered family engagement
- Robust collection of articles and videos on leadership and teaching and learning
- September is National Library Card Sign Up Month – how will you celebrate?
- Library gardens, more options
- Bringing zines and zine fests to your library
- Circulating great board games
- Creating a nonfiction comics collection
- Culturally responsive makers space and making
- Libraries help youngest students transition back to school
- 5 tips to continue as a successful co-teacher this fall
- Healing properties of bedtime stories
- Rewards of reading with older children
- Is learning acceleration right for your child’s educational needs? Learn more.
FOR EARLY EDUCATORS
- 6 easy social emotional learning activities for younger kids
- Youngest learners need foundational skills
- 6 tips for introducing chapter books to preschoolers
- 5 ways to better use music in your classroom