Tag Archive: Schwartz & Wade

Realistic Children’s Fiction: Loss and Grief, Death and Dying

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Grief and loss is a topic that is difficult to talk about with children. How do you explain death and dying to your young child?  This is a contemporary problem that is relevant… Continue reading

How Great Books Can Foster Students’ Voices

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Many students across the county have recently demonstrated to the world that teenagers have the power to use their intelligence, passion, and voice to bring attention to issues important to them and to… Continue reading

Hoorah for women!

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While realizing March is Women’s History month and recalling it took until 1920 for women to receive equal voting status with men, many feel one gender is still advantaged. The women’s movement took… Continue reading

We are all part of the human family

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Human rights and respect for others are values we want to instill in our children. As we grew up in the fifties, my parents taught us The Golden Rule of “Do unto others… Continue reading

Let’s Celebrate National Bike Month!!

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Since a very young age, my daughter Holly has been an avid bike rider. Not to confuse the situation, but “bicycle” is probably a better choice of words. To celebrate National Bike Month… Continue reading

Exploring Character Education with Picture Books

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Among the sessions I was able to attend at the recent AASL conference was one that focused on character education through picture books.  Most of the books that the presenter discussed in the… Continue reading