The World Booktalk Championship is Back!

If passion is the spark that ignites creativity, then get your fire extinguishers ready! This year’s podcast is a whole new level of booktalk passion. We’ve got some incredible educators who are ON FIRE for literacy and sharing the books they love. Just in case this is your first encounter with the #30SecondBooktalk podcast, my co-host (Jenn LaGarde) and I are going to break it down by the numbers: 28,000+ The number of votes last year’s videos received in all. 500 - Number of Scholastic Dollars the winning book talker takes home. 30 - Number of seconds each educator tries to record their booktalk in. 16 - Number of educators in the opening-round bracket. 4 - The number of people who will mo

Is College Really a Good Investment?

Is a college degree more than a social signal? When considering the high cost of college, we need to think differently about blindly pushing all kids to college. You might be wondering who gets to decide who goes to college? I actually think the better question is, what can we do right now in our classrooms and schools to position all students for success regardless of the career pathways they are considering? Our guest provides a couple very specific things we should all be doing to help students succeed regardless of their post-high school plans. Whether you agree with him or not, our latest show takes a pointed look at what used to be considered the pinnacle of a student’s educational jou

Dr. Brad Gustafson is an elementary principal, author, and speaker. He believes schools can be spaces where creativity and innovation thrive, but only when we prioritize relationships and a relevant, connected pedagogy. 


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