Teach Brightly

Tween

12 Things Parents and Educators Should Know About Manga for Middle Schoolers

Today, in my daughter’s fifth grade class, manga is a thing. And now it’s a thing I’ve had to figure out. Here’s what I’ve learned so far.

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Tween

Teen

5 Teacher-Recommended Tips for Exploring Current Events with Your Students

I asked real-life teachers to share tips for reflecting with students on what they hear in the news. Here’s what they suggested.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Teachers Share Their All-Time Favorite Books for Preschoolers and Early Elementary Schoolers

We asked real-life preschool and elementary school teachers to share their favorite books for the classroom. Here are 11 picture books they recommend, plus tips on how to teach them.

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Tween

Teen

FanFic Is Big with Teens and Tweens: Here’s What Parents and Educators Need to Know

While there’s much for kids to like, even love, about fanfiction, there can be a dark side to it as well. Here's what parents and educators should know.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Making Mr. Lemoncello Proud: Chris Grabenstein on the Value of Libraries Today

Chris Grabenstein, author of the Mr. Lemoncello's Library series, discusses his own relationship with books growing up and the unique role libraries can play in kids' lives.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

12 New Class Read-Alouds Teachers and Librarians Should Check Out

These new books for preschoolers and early elementary schoolers are certain to bring laughs, captivated stares, and joy, and are even better as read-alouds.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Brightly Storytime: Here Comes Teacher Cat

Read along with Here Comes Teacher Cat, a charming picture book about adorable kitties who have an unexpectedly fun day at school.

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Grown-Up Reads

Tips & Advice

From Teacher to Parent: Positive Discipline Tools That Work

The Positive Discipline approach provides a model that takes everyday misbehaviors and turns these trying moments into opportunities to teach children the important life skills they’ll need to be successful in the long-term.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Coding for Kids: A Programming Languages Primer for Parents and Teachers

Confused about what coding explorations are best for kids? Here are some insights to better understand some of the most popular programming languages for beginners.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Brightly Storytime: How to Get Your Teacher Ready

Settle in and enjoy How to Get Your Teacher Ready, a new picture book that joyfully celebrates all that educators know and do for their students.

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Just For Fun

7 Authors Celebrate the Teachers They'll Never Forget

For Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked a few authors to reflect on the teachers that changed their lives for the better, in ways big and small.

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Tween

17 New Books 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Teachers Should Have in Their Classrooms

We took a peek at the books that upper elementary and middle school kids can’t wait to get their hands on during independent reading time.

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