July 2013 Reader Leader: Traits of Good Teachers
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Reader Leader
   A Resource By and For Educators July 2013   
 
'I Can Teach You How to Teach, But I Can't Teach
You How to Care'

Parents and students play word bingo at Classical Studies Academy's annual literacy carnival.

Connecticut Principal Helen Giles credits caring with turning around her Title 1 school, which was recently named one of 17 Schools of Distinction.

Learn more about Helen's tough yet tender approach to
teaching and leading >>

 
A Tribute from 2013 Coretta Scott King Winner Andrea Davis Pinkney
Helen Giles Andrea Davis Pinkney
Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney pays tribute to Classical Studies Principal Helen Giles, an educator who unlocks the talents of her faculty and students and lets 'them shine for the school's greatest good.'

'As soon as I met Helen Giles, I knew I had received a tremendous gift' >>

 
Library Cards - Your Global Passport
Library Cards: Your Global Passport
Who doesn't love a good library card story? At Scholastic, we can't get enough of them because a library card can change the course of a child's life. Whether your students travel the world this summer, or don't leave home, here are some books that will offer breathtaking vistas and extraordinary insights with the scan of a library card.

The possibilities are only a library card away >>

 
 
ALA President Maureen Sullivan (right) and Alyson (left) present a Schneider Family Book Award to Peter Lerangis, co-author of Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am. Memorable Moments Characterize ALA Conference
Experience the recent American Library Association 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago through the eyes of educator and blogger Alyson Beecher, a member of the Schneider Family Book Award Jury. The highlight: the celebration of the 2013 Newbery and Caldecott Awards.

'And celebrate we did' >>
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