Monday, October 15, 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Today at Belmont four groups of students engaged in multi-dimensional learning in a program honoring Hispanic Heritage Month.
Kicking off four weeks of study, we asked students to activate schema around Latin America, and then challenged them to put together a Latin America geography puzzle. When the puzzle was completed we asked students what they noticed and then instructed them to generate a list of questions they have about Latin America and its people. --Lori Ikawa and Jessica Fenster-Sparber
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
So much to read and it’s only September! We’re optimistic that it’s going to be a great (school) year for reading. Sit tight and don’t go away--we’ll be right back with more reviews, more programs, and, you know, more of what’s good. --Claudio Leon and Jessica Fenster-Sparber
Monday, June 25, 2018
Full disclosure: I received this book in conjunction with a meet-the-author event at Andrea Swenson’s amazing school library. And I’m so glad I did because I think every school librarian serving high school students will want a copy of Prager’s chatty collective biography of queer history on their shelves. Brief as they are, her twenty-two biographical chapters on twenty-three historical figures are intriguing and leave the reader wanting to know more. Through the brief lives examined, the casual reader will start to grasp the bigger outlines of queer histories. Prager’s considered and inclusive stance will aid younger readers in exploring multiple perspectives in a world wracked with adversarial and exclusionary politics.--Jessica Fenster-Sparber
Prager, Sarah and Zoe More O’Ferrall. Queer, There and Everywhere:23 People Who Changed the World. New York: HarperCollins, 2018.