around the web
It’s a bit long, but I think this piece on the benefits and problems of technology for children was really well balanced.
I want to live in a secret library apartment.
Hard but important: How to talk to kids about racial violence
Relevant to my life: Group scavenger hunts before Pokemon Go
at home | school | life
in the magazine: Thank you so much for all the lovely letters about the summer issue!
on the blog: I will never pass up an opportunity to nerd out about Mary Queen of Scots. (I totally think she schemed against Elizabeth—but I also kind of think that might have been Elizabeth's plan all along.)
on the podcast: In our new episode, we’re talking about curriculum and how we decide what to teach.
in the classroom: The fall schedule is going up, and it looks amazing!
on my night table: Burr (almost finished!), Scotland Under Mary Stuart: An Account of Everyday Life, The Making of the American Essay, Neverwhere, The Blue Flower, Day of Infamy: The Classic Account of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor
on my 8-year-old’s night table: The Way Things Work
watching: I convinced the kids to watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but they were not impressed. (“It’s like it’s being weird just to be weird!”)
eating: I bought some new plates, and I love them.
listening: Nothing to Prove by Geek Girls and the Double Clicks (I dare you not to tear up a little watching this video)
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