YMAs: The Librarian Oscars

It’s that time of year again: the selection of the Newbery and Caldecott award winners! Last week, librarians from across the country gathered in Chicago for their midwinter conference. The culminating event: the Youth Media Awards! Continue reading

Classroom Newsletter Tips from Corkboard Connections


Laura Candler over at Corkboard Connections (a favorite blog and resource collection) just posted a great list of Five Common Newsletter Flaws. If you’ve ever sent out a classroom newsletter (either print or online) and wondered if parents are actually reading it, this list is great for troubleshooting.

The key here is white space– too much text, graphics, and filler will make even the most valuable and exciting content hard to read. The article offers clear and specific ways to create more white space and make your newsletter a success. Plus, these tips are great for any kind of longform communication!

There is also a link to a free template download at TeachersPayTeachers.