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The 2019 Best 5 Countries for Education

In just a few decades, countries of the world will be governed by today's youth. Their thoughts and actions will be shaped by what they know and have experienced, making education, in many ways, one of the best predictors of a nation's future success. The 2019 Best Countries for Education ...
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How to Build Your School’s Reading Culture

25 Ways to Build Your School’s Reading Culture From books on buses to little free libraries, creative ways to spread the book love. Lindsay Barrett on March 19, 2019 The story that went viral earlier this year about the teacher who had the genius idea of installing a basket of books on ...
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The Value of Children’s Literature

By Martha Crippen Giving children access to all varieties of literature is extremely important for their success. Educators, parents, and community members should help students develop a love and passion for reading. Not only is reading literature important in developing cognitive skills to be able to succeed in a school ...
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Why Reading Books Should Be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year. By Christina DesMarais CREDIT: Getty Images More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the ...
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Our love affair with ebooks

Our love affair with ebooks is over March 11, 2019 By Michael Kozlowski Digital books were once heralded as being a replacement for print and everyone in the bookselling and publishing industry were scared. It looks like our love affair with ebooks is over, primarily due to stagnant sales and a resurgence ...
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The Value of Children’s Literature

By Martha Crippen Giving children access to all varieties of literature is extremely important for their success. Educators, parents, and community members should help students develop a love and passion for reading. Not only is reading literature important in developing cognitive skills to be able to succeed in a school ...
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Why Reading Books Should Be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year. By Christina DesMarais CREDIT: Getty Images More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the ...
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Book sales are up and physical books are thriving

By Natasha Frost It’s a tale as old as time, or, at least, the internet: None of us are reading any more, the physical book is dead, Amazon has killed the independent bookstore, and it’s all only going to get worse. But this year, the story looks like just that—a fiction. We ...
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Read and expand your mind

By Diana Hooley One of the joys of the holiday season for me is finding good presents for friends and family by searching the best-of-the-year book lists. Like most years, there’s a lot to choose from in 2018. Diana Hooley I want to buy my two grandsons “We Don’t Eat ...
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Reading Helps Prevent Dementia

  By Linda Freund | May 13th, 2019 Reading every day may reduce dementia risk, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry in July 2018. Researchers at Hong Kong’s Elderly Health Centres tracked more than 15,000 people ages 65 and older for five years. All of the participants were dementia-free at ...
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Our love affair with ebooks

Our love affair with ebooks is over March 11, 2019 By Michael Kozlowski Digital books were once heralded as being a replacement for print and everyone in the bookselling and publishing industry were scared. It looks like our love affair with ebooks is over, primarily due to stagnant sales and a resurgence ...
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Book sales are up and physical books are thriving

By Natasha Frost It’s a tale as old as time, or, at least, the internet: None of us are reading any more, the physical book is dead, Amazon has killed the independent bookstore, and it’s all only going to get worse. But this year, the story looks like just that—a fiction. We ...
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Do e-books help children learn to read?

A recent US survey commissioned by the children’s books publisher Scholastic found that 65% of 6-11 year olds prefer to read print books even when e-books are available on tablets. In the UK, a National Literacy Survey found that children who read stories both on tablets and in print are more likely to ...
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7 smart ways to use technology in classrooms

Sep 13, 2017 / Hailey Reissman istock Many schools and teachers have an uneasy relationship with technology: they decry its power to distract young people but see it as a necessary evil to be tolerated, or at least strictly limited. Fargo, North Dakota, third-grade teacher Kayla Delzer believes that technology can truly revolutionize education ...
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Tablets out, imagination in: the schools that shun technology

Tablets out, imagination in: the schools that shun technology Parents working in Silicon Valley are sending their children to a school where there’s not a computer in sight – and they’re not alone In the heart of Silicon Valley is a nine-classroom school where employees of tech giants Google, Apple ...
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How to Build Your School’s Reading Culture

25 Ways to Build Your School’s Reading Culture From books on buses to little free libraries, creative ways to spread the book love. Lindsay Barrett on March 19, 2019 The story that went viral earlier this year about the teacher who had the genius idea of installing a basket of books on ...
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Create a reading culture in your school

Creating a reading culture in your school By Lauren Shapiro Time and time again, I find that the schools seeing the most progress with reading are those with a strong culture of reading that reaches into every part of school life. The striking thing about these schools is not just that students ...
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The magic of Whole School reading

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 ...
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The important lesson of giving teachers respect

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

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 ...
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A childhood spent in the libraries of Quetta

Stories from an attic: A childhood spent in the libraries of Quetta Vaqar Ahmed In those days, books were written for either children or for adults. There was nothing specifically for a teenager or a young adult. —Creative commons Unlike the densely populated and highly volatile Quetta of today, the ...
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The magic of libraries

'The magic of libraries': Why we need them, by Joseph Coelho Published on: 03 October 2017 Author: Joseph Coelho Author Joseph Coelho mounts a passionate defence of libraries - and explains how they really help our communities. I grew up next to the best library in the world, West Hill Library - my ...
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The calamity of the disappearing school libraries

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; ...
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Public libraries, e-lending, eating out and rasgullas

Public libraries, e-lending, eating out and rasgullas Rauf Parekh COLONEL Muhammad Khan, one of Urdu’s celebrated 20th century humorists, once wrote that when a librarian complained that the number of visitors to the library was dismal and rarely did a book get issued, he suggested that to lure the readers ...
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10 Inspiring Bookshops around the World

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. – Henry David Thoreau Just some shops that sell books that I think are worth crossing oceans for…   1. Libreria Alta Acqua, Venice, ...
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The 2019 Best 5 Countries for Education

In just a few decades, countries of the world will be governed by today's youth. Their thoughts and actions will be shaped by what they know and have experienced, making education, in many ways, one of the best predictors of a nation's future success. The 2019 Best Countries for Education ...
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How to Build Your School’s Reading Culture

25 Ways to Build Your School’s Reading Culture From books on buses to little free libraries, creative ways to spread the book love. Lindsay Barrett on March 19, 2019 The story that went viral earlier this year about the teacher who had the genius idea of installing a basket of books on ...
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Create a reading culture in your school

Creating a reading culture in your school By Lauren Shapiro Time and time again, I find that the schools seeing the most progress with reading are those with a strong culture of reading that reaches into every part of school life. The striking thing about these schools is not just that students ...
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The magic of Whole School reading

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 ...
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The important lesson of giving teachers respect

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 ...
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Let us be called Readers rather than Terrorists

Let us be called Readers rather than Terrorists By Syeda Fatima Hasan Gilani In my last article I talked of the advanced reader who is now an observer through the concern towards global warming which has become a multi-faceted delinquent. I ended on the note that there are a number ...
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For the Advanced Reader who is now an Observer

For the Advanced Reader who is now an Observer by Adv. Syeda Fatima Hasan GIlani As I read more I become conscious and aware of the problems around me. Reading not only gives information but also the observational capacity lagging in our insight. Today I wanted to write about reading ...
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My seniors

‘My seniors’   Adv. S. Fatima. H. Gilani Senior vice Chairperson Read Pakistan Scarcely in life one understands what life wants and how it manifests its manifestations. Plenty the questions put forward are less tacit and even lesser inferred how they are supposed to. Walking down the aisle of life one ...
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Reading to relax

Reading to relax by Syeda Fatima Hasan Gilani Advocate Senior Vice Chairperson, Read Pakistan Learning to relax through reading could be the strongest defense against its debilitating effects.  Relaxation is a relative term as that of stress itself still it does not lessen the importance of it. The existence cannot ...
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MASTER KEY OF READING:

MASTER KEY OF READING It was a treat when I started reading Napoleon Hill and even a bigger treat when I read Andrew Carnegie. The path to success is so firmly devised to be through multiple tools to operate life in the best possible manner. Most of which are tested ...
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موٹی موٹی کتابیں چند گھنٹوں میں کیسے پڑھیں؟

ذیشان الحسن عثمانی  بدھ 14 دسمبر 2016 کم از کم صفحات کی تعداد طے کرلیں، مثال کے طور پر میں روز کے 100 صفحات پڑھوں گا۔ اب چاہے کچھ ہوجائے، آپ نے اپنا ٹارگٹ پورا کرنا ہے۔ ایک مسلمان اب اگر مہینے کے 3 ہزار صفحات بھی نہ پڑھے تو کتنے شرم کی بات ...
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میر علی شیر قانع ٹھٹوی

سندھ کا قدیم شہر ٹھٹہ علم و ادب کے حوالے سے عالمی شہرت کا حامل تھا۔ یہ شہر کبھی نامور شعرا، تذکرہ نگار، مورخین، علما و فضلا، فقہا اور محدثین کی وجہ سے شہرت رکھتا تھا۔ یہ شہر مخدوم محمد ہاشم ٹھٹوی، مخدوم ابو الحسن صغیر ٹھٹوی مدنی، طاہر محمد ...
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کتاب پڑھنے کے لیے عمر ، وقت ، موسم ،جگہ کی قید نہیں

مطالعہ انسانی ذہن کو جِلا بخشتا ہے، کتاب انسان کا بہترین ساتھی ہے اسلامی تمدن میں علم اور تحصیل علم انتہائی اہمیت کے حامل ہیں۔ حقائق اشیا ء کا علم آدمؑ نے خود ذات باری تعالیٰ سے حاصل کیا۔ اس علم نے اسے اشرف المخلوقات بنایا۔ رسول اکرم صلی اللہ ...
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علم کے موتی اور ہماری نوجوان نسل

 علم وہ عظیم نعمت ہے جس کی عظمت اور سر بلند یوں کا صحیح معنوں میں احاطہ کرنا ممکن تو نہیں مگر یہ ایک طے شدہ امر ہے کہ علم فطرت کے اسرار کو منکشف کرتا ہے، زندگی گزارنے کے آداب سکھاتا ہے، اور خاک نشینوں کو افلاک کی رفعتوں ...
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ڈھولا لمے نہ ونج او۔۔۔۔

ڈھولا لمے نہ ونج او۔۔۔۔ رات گئے اپنے گائوں جیسل کلاسرا پہنچا ہوں۔ نعیم بھائی کی برسی ہے۔ رہتا اسلام آباد میں ہوں لیکن دھیان اور دل یہاں کے قبرستان میں رہتا ہے جہاں پیارے دفن ہیں۔  لندن کے دوستوں نے کئی برس پہلے زور دیا تھا کہ اب یہاں ...
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Kids Aren’t the Only Ones Who Should Put Down the Screens

by Jennifer Garry   If you type the words “screen-free activities” into Pinterest, hundreds of results will appear at your fingertips. From nature-based ideas to crafts and science experiments, you’ll find enough technology-free fun to keep your kids busy for months. You can happily pat yourself on the back and ...
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Seven CEOs on the Books That Changed Their Lives and Shaped Their Careers

Considering a new job? by AJA FROST Reading requires focus. It requires time. And, let’s be real, it requires a lot of discipline—because at the end of the day, you’re probably more likely to reach for your phone than your Kindle. Of course, you know that you should be reading more (and ...
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32 Books Anyone Who Wants to Succeed Should Read

If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, check out these highly recommended titles. By Christina DesMarais The most successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day, and often are readers who strive for self-improvement. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions ...
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Ibn-i-Safi makes a resounding return

Ibn-i-Safi makes a resounding return Rauf Parekh JUST before the fall of Dhaka, Muhammad Badar Muneer, an Urdu writer and journalist, would go to a Dhaka hospital and read out novels to a 90-year-old ailing Bengali woman. The novels were in Urdu and were written by Ibn-i-Safi. After the fall ...
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The 10 best Urdu autobiographies

The 10 best Urdu autobiographies Rauf Parekh You may differ or even be surprised at some of the titles thatothers declare as favourites, as Andre Maurois has said: “Inliterature, as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen bythe others”. — File photo Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), the third president ...
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Kids Aren’t the Only Ones Who Should Put Down the Screens

by Jennifer Garry   If you type the words “screen-free activities” into Pinterest, hundreds of results will appear at your fingertips. From nature-based ideas to crafts and science experiments, you’ll find enough technology-free fun to keep your kids busy for months. You can happily pat yourself on the back and ...
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Six Ways to Model Healthy Phone Habits for Your Kids

by Catherine Price Photo credit: martinedoucet, E+ Collection/Getty Images There’s a lot of concern right now — for good reason — about what spending lots of time on smartphones does to kids’ brains. But what about us parents? Somehow, when we get caught up in worrying about our children’s potential ...
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The night I realized our bedtime read-alouds were coming to an end

by Kiley Frank Photo credit: Kontrec, iStock/Getty Images Plus   I consider myself to be a mostly unsentimental person. I don’t wear a wedding ring. I didn’t keep baby books. I’ve never gotten misty-eyed over the first day of kindergarten. It is an absolute joy to watch my children grow, ...
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Giving your Child a Smartphone is “Like Giving Them a Gram of Cocaine

By Jenny Hills, Nutritionist and Medical Writer Giving your child a smartphone is like “giving them a gram of cocaine”. This startling statement was made by an addiction therapist in the United Kingdom because of the increasing problem of smartphone addiction among teens. Spending long periods of time replying to messages on Instagram, ...
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The Value of Children’s Literature

By Martha Crippen Giving children access to all varieties of literature is extremely important for their success. Educators, parents, and community members should help students develop a love and passion for reading. Not only is reading literature important in developing cognitive skills to be able to succeed in a school ...
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