“Why Teachers Should Read More Children’s Books,” by Jo Bowers and Dr. Susan Davis (The Guardian)

In case you teachers (and parents!) needed another reason to keep reading children’s literature…

“Why Teachers Should Read More Children’s Books,” an online article from the Guardian (a newspaper based in the UK) and posted on Facebook by my most-respected former principal, describes a research project that demonstrates that teachers that read for pleasure, including children’s books, have improved professional well-being and (um, obviously!) book knowledge that together lead to more relaxed and confident literature experiences in their classrooms. This is, of course, a good thing for both teachers and students! Now I feel entirely justified in spending all my library time in the children’s department for so long…I was just building my knowledge so I could better encourage children to read! 😉

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