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6 Science-Backed Reasons To Go Read A Book Right Now

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6 Science-Backed Reasons To Go Read A Book Right Now By Laura Schocker In a world of omnipresent screens, it can be easy to forget the simple pleasure of curling up with a good book. In fact, a HuffPost/YouGov poll of 1,000 U.S. adults found that 28 percent hadn’t read one at all in the past year.

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Reading

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Reading       When was the last time you read a book? Or, for you non-book readers out there, read any kind of publication at all? Chances are, you’ve been reading since the day you learned to read – and even now you’re reading this! You may even frequent

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The magic of Whole School reading

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The magic of Whole School reading   How to turn your school into a “reading school” – Drop Everything and Read!  For fifteen minutes a day, everyone in school – from pupils, to the headteacher, to the school caretaker – drops everything and reads! Photograph: www.alamy.com Louise Kanolik & Ela Turker     Whole School

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The important lesson of giving teachers respect

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World Teachers’ Day: the important lesson of giving teachers respect     On this day of all days, Sunny Varkey argues that teachers must be encouraged, respected and receive proper investment across the world, to ensure that every child benefits from a decent education     It’s World Teachers’ Day today – and we have

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How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips

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How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips    Here are some of the best ideas, initiatives and projects that teachers use to help students develop a love of reading. Photograph: Alamy.While students might trudge through set texts in lessons, how can teachers inspire them to open a book when

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The calamity of the disappearing school libraries

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The calamity of the disappearing school libraries     Debra Kachel Professor of School Library and Information Technologies Program, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania     From coast to coast, elementary and high school libraries are being neglected, defunded, repurposed, abandoned and closed. The kindest thing that can be said about this is that it’s curious; the

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