This Is Your Brain On Storytelling: The Chemistry Of Modern Communication

By Giovanni Rodriguez for Forbes.com Back in the 1980’s — at a time when television advertising was still the preferred way to grab the average consumer’s attention — there was a popular public service announcement (PSA) commissioned by the Partnership For A Drug-Free America, a group dedicated to preventing substance abuse among teenagers in the US (disclosure: a former client of…

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Grumpy Bird

Grumpy Bird is a humorous book that can be enjoyed by children of all ages.  The book is reviewed by Melissa Y. at Sweet on Books. What you need to know: • Grumpy Bird is a simple, funny story all ages will love. • Young audiences will enjoy this story for its simplicity and brilliant illustrations. • Older audiences will…

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Ask Dr. Blank

Mary asks: “How do we tap into all learners’ sense of agency, idealism and their social imaginations, i.e. their capacity to imagine the world, as it should be, and the tools and capacities to act?”         Over the past several years, the approach to “reforming” education has consisted largely of criticism and condemnation. As a result, we often lose sight…

Horse-Riding Librarians Were the Great Depression’s Bookmobiles

By Eliza McGraw for smithsonianmag.com Their horses splashed through iced-over creeks. Librarians rode up into the Kentucky mountains, their saddlebags stuffed with books, doling out reading material to isolated rural people. The Great Depression had plunged the nation into poverty, and Kentucky—a poor state made even poorer by a paralyzed national economy—was among the hardest hit. The Pack Horse Library…