Author Archives: Gavin McGuire

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For Educators

Encouraging Literacy & Leadership with Games

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Lisa Holton, president of Classroom, Inc. – a nonprofit that develops literacy and leadership skills for middle school students in high-poverty communities. The organization provides support for educators and works to put students in charge of their learning. They create programs,… Read More
Press Releases

First Book and NEA Foundation Commit to Supporting Social and Emotional Learning for Kids in Need Through Increased Access to Diverse Books

Diverse books can catalyze empathy, understanding—a teacher-identified top-priority WASHINGTON, April 17, 2017 – First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise, and the NEA Foundation, are joining in a two-year partnership to respond to a teacher-identified top education priority—the acute need to cultivate social and emotional wellness, by expanding the… Read More
For Educators

Classic Children’s Books to Fall in Love With

Almost everyone has a special story of how they met the one. You know, that one special book that made you fall in love – with not only what you were reading – but with reading, itself. Since our founding in 1992, we have distributed more than 160 million… Read More
For Educators

Celebrating Women’s History Month with Stories

March is Women’s History Month. This celebration of half the population became a national observation in February 1980, when President Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation and declared the week of March 8 to be “National Women’s History Week.” Throughout the country, schools celebrated the important contributions women had made in… Read More
For Educators, Impact Stories

Tools of the Mind: Teaching Children Self-Regulation through Play

Today’s guest blog post is by Dr. Deborah Leong, Executive Director of Tools of the Mind, and coauthor with Dr. Elena Bodrova of “Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education”, and Barbara Wilder-Smith, Director of Content Development at Tools of the Mind. Tools of the Mind… Read More