Reading high-quality fiction may serve a larger purpose than preparing students for college and tests. Several recent studies show that reading great literature makes individuals more empathetic. Here’s a great list of fiction books for kids of all ages, recommended by those who know best — librarians.
Occupy Wall Street
Brandon McFarland/Turnstyle News By Robyn Gee, Turnstyle As thousands of people, including many teachers, took to the streets of Oakland, California last week to participate in the general strike, Kristen Burzynski used her eighth-grade science class time to talk to her students about the Occupy protests. She’s one of many educators seizing on the protests [...]