Flushing H. S. Library Weekly Blast

Volume 1, Issue 6: May 11-17. E. Frank Bayer: Librarian


This past week I was fortunate to hear Teri Lesesne, professor at Sam Houston State U. talk about how we can motivate our students to read. Start with a “reading autobiography” and get to know your students by what they read. Keep a reading diary of books you like to read too. Encourage your students to read by modeling reading. C. A. R. E. is an acronym for: Community Access Response and Engagement. All 4 must be present for students to engage with text.

Her slide presentation is uploaded to Slide Share.com.

Summer Reading Programs Begin June 4th

Students who read in the summer will not suffer from “summer slide.” Encourage your students to join the summer reading programs sponsored by the Queens Public Library.

Food Revolution

The Breakfast Buddies Club I run is right in vogue with Jamie Oliver’s online petition to start a global petition to require G20 governments to require food education in schools. Over 43 million children were classified as obese in 2013. Read about his Food Revolution here.

Join TWITTER for your Personal Learning Network

Do you tweet?

There are many educators you can follow on twitter. Read this article on Edublogs about how to build your personal network with Twitter.

Follow me @reading beaver.

These are groups I follow: Edublogs: @edublogs, Intel Education: @IntelEdu, and. Edutopia@edutopia

This is a useful article I found today on Twitter: 9 Ways to Prepare Your Class for a Sub.