Powerful Picture Books & Graphic Novels (Possibly overlooked in the classroom but not by censors)

  When I was a new teacher, I often overlooked the power of picture books and graphic novels in my junior high classroom. I was afraid that if an administrator walked in and they saw me using a picture book or a graphic novel, they would think I was crazy and that I was babying my students. I fear that many new teachers miss out … Continue reading Powerful Picture Books & Graphic Novels (Possibly overlooked in the classroom but not by censors)

Educator Spotlight: Empowering Environmental Engineers and Artists

Tina Genay, this week’s Educator of the Week, empowered her students to become environmental engineers and artists who are tackling the issue of plastic in the ocean. Tina is a school librarian at Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary in Winchester, Virginia. What’s it like to be an elementary school librarian? I love my job. I love books. I love promoting a love of reading, and … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Empowering Environmental Engineers and Artists

10 Things We Learned This Week!

What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at education@ngs.org. This week, we learned … … there is a secret library in Syria—and users dodge bullets to reach it. Learn more about the civil war in Syria here.     … students who take AP classes don’t actually get better grades. Still interested in AP? Try material from our AP … Continue reading 10 Things We Learned This Week!