Archive for July, 2013

SLJ SummerTeen 2013: Hot Books for Young Adults | School Library Journal

  School Library Journal’s FREE Online Event, SummerTeen – Hot Books for Young Adults, will feature the best selling authors of the best books for teens under the sun! SummerTeen presents popular YA authors talking about their writing experiences and current and forthcoming titles in a conversational panel format, including Q&A sessions with the audience. […]

Schools that Work— How You Can Make Differentiation Work in Your Classroom

Believe it or not, the 2013-14 school year is just about to begin and teachers everywhere are starting to think about ideas on how to make instruction better for the students in their upcoming classes.  As a teacher and administrator, I would spend my summers rejuvenating myself and then beginning about the middle of July […]

Children of Incarcerated Parents

Approximately 2 million children under the age of 18 have a parent that is incarcerated. Studies show that these children face many unique challenges. In addition to having a parent that is incarcerated, these children are more likely face other adverse childhood experiences, such witnessing violence in their community, experiencing violence in their household, and/or […]

Charging the Human Battery: Day 7 — Smell the Roses

“True silence is to the spirit what sleep is to the body…nourishment and refreshment.” William Penn Solitude and connecting with nature is a fundamental human primordial need.  Many tribal cultures have an old ritual of going alone into the wilderness to seek clarity, to purify themselves and to renew their purpose and direction in life. Barbara […]

How To Read a Book – YouTube

How To Read a Book – YouTube.

Charging the Human Battery: Day 6 Share the Gift of Kindness

” Life engenders life. Energy creates energy.  It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.” Sarah Bernhardt According to Sonja Lyubormirsky, author of The How of Happiness, one of the successful happiness boosters is performing acts if kindness— volunteering for a charity, opening a door for someone, feeding the homeless or taking an elderly […]

Can you wrap your head around a ZETTABYTE?

No, there is not a Twelve Step program or a vaccine for zettabytes.  A zettabyte is 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes. By 2015, scientists predict that 1 zettabye of data will flow over the internet. In tangible terms, 1 zettabyte equals a stack of books from Earth to Pluto 20 times (which, as we all know, lost its […]

Fabulous Fun on the Fourth!

Have lots of fun and please stay safe this Fourth of July! Make sure that children are always carefully supervised around fireworks!! Even though some people think that sparklers are fun for kids, they are extremely hot and children are easily burned by them. In a typical year, over half of the firework related burns […]

Free CE & Training Online for July

  Here is the list of Free CE & Training Options Online for July 2013 <https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/librarydevelopments/?p=15308> , compiled by the Texas State Library & Archives Commission! Free CE & Training Online for July: http://bit.ly/10mc8wt