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A Reminder That Reading Regularly is Just So Freaking Good For You

A Reminder That Reading Regularly is Just So Freaking Good For You

Check out this BBC piece on why reading is so good for you (though I’d also like to add audiobooks…
Reading Rainbow 4 Eva

Reading Rainbow 4 Eva

Talking with a new teacher recently, I casually mentioned Reading Rainbow. A blank stare followed. Reading Rainbow, I reiterated. The…
Gollum Reading Trump Tweets Isn’t Strictly Educational, But It Is Thoroughly Enjoyable

Gollum Reading Trump Tweets Isn’t Strictly Educational, But It Is Thoroughly Enjoyable

I take that back. There IS educational merit here. Every English teacher knows the value of theatrical readings of texts.…
Coffee with a Friend Who Asked Me What I’m Reading in Ed Tech These Days

Coffee with a Friend Who Asked Me What I’m Reading in Ed Tech These Days

We had turmeric lattes (who knew there was such a thing) and avocado toast (that I knew) at a cafe.…
Listen: The Digital Age Really Isn’t Destroying Reading the Way You Think

Listen: The Digital Age Really Isn’t Destroying Reading the Way You Think

Ever hear that reading is in sharp decline as social media and digital devices sweep away traditional forms of reading?…
You Are Probably Misreading Frost’s ‘Road Not Taken’ Poem, So Says Frost

You Are Probably Misreading Frost’s ‘Road Not Taken’ Poem, So Says Frost

Oh, what I would give to be teaching high school English right now! After reading this excellent essay in The…
You Probably Haven’t Heard of Distant Reading, So Let’s Fix That

You Probably Haven’t Heard of Distant Reading, So Let’s Fix That

I was elated to read EdSurge’s write up of an English teacher in Massachusetts who teaches distant reading to high…
Is Skimming Replacing Reading? Why, Yes.

Is Skimming Replacing Reading? Why, Yes.

We are reading less deeply for briefer amounts of time and with less investment than we used to. At least…
What You Learn Reading 5 Million Books at Once

What You Learn Reading 5 Million Books at Once

Something incredible happens when you read through machines. You can see things in texts you would be hard pressed to…
Reading Books in Their Settings

Reading Books in Their Settings

I love this list from the New York Public Library about reading books set in New York City in New…
The NYPL’s Fantastic Reading List on Black America

The NYPL’s Fantastic Reading List on Black America

In light of recent events, the New York Public Library has put together this list of essential reads on the…
A Sneak Peek at Chapter 1 from Upcoming K-12 CS Education Book

A Sneak Peek at Chapter 1 from Upcoming K-12 CS Education Book

I’m amped to share this rough draft that will frame the book in the works with three fantastic co-authors. (We’re…
Straight Advice for New Teachers Starting Their Careers

Straight Advice for New Teachers Starting Their Careers

Every year, thousands of new teachers enter into the profession with dreams of making a difference, connecting with students, and…
Wait, You Were Serious about Using Minecraft in School?

Wait, You Were Serious about Using Minecraft in School?

As the father of a 9-year-old, I can attest to the seemingly supernatural power of Minecraft. My son can play…
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