Graphic Novels Teach … Everything
Graphic novels offer a means for representing complex material in ways that reduce the cognitive demand of reading dense text while portraying sophisticated concepts.
I’m excited to be posting on the ABCs of Graphic Novels, an ABC series with a great crew of compatriots who also blog on education. We are all posting the ABCs of (fill in the blank). Read more…
Why Graphic Novels are Great for Reading!
Graphic novels give the brain more of a workout per sentence than any other type of media, including conventional books.
School Library Journal
I recently discovered graphic novels from my 8-year-old son who loves them. Together, we’ve been haunting the graphic novel section of the library. I had no idea there were so many great graphic novels for young readers, including books for girls! I’m excited to be joining a group of great educational bloggers on an ABC series of posts. Mine will be on graphic novels but everyone has a different topic. Please check out the great posts. I have the list below. Read more…
Massachusetts Mom of the Month
I am honored to be My Town Tutors’ the first Massachusetts Mom of the Month. They asked me to fill out some questions so here they are
What is your current job of position?
Such a simple question but such a long answer:
- I sit on the Board of Directors of Aquent, a multi-national company that I co-founded out of a Harvard dorm room 25 years ago. I also work part-time here on a project basis.
- I sit on the Board of my kids’ elementary school as Co-Director of the Creative Arts and Sciences Program. We bring in outside programs to enrich our students’ education.
- I blog because I love it and make a tiny bit of money from this on three blogs: PragmaticMom (The Intersection of Education, Parenting and Children’s Books), ILoveNewton (Sharing the great things about living in Newton, MA), and JadeLuckClub (Celebrating Asian American Creativity).
- I do social media consulting for local businesses along with Capability:Mom who is my partner in crime.
- The short answer: WHAM (Work at Home Mom) to 3 kids and a dog. Read more…
Setting Up Book Club for Kids: My Best Activity Post of 2012
My best post of 2012 was a long post about setting up a great kids’ book club with many, many examples of books and activities my kids did for their book clubs. (3 kids, each with their own book club makes for lots of examples over the years!).
How To: Create a Great Kids’ Book Club (Activity and Book Suggestions)
I wanted to rework one of the book club meetings I hosted by using a slightly different book. It makes a great Chinese New Year’s book club for kids!
The Empty Pot by Demi
We folded origami cups (perfect for preschool) and fortune tellers (great for elementary school kids). Read more…
Kickboxing: My Best Blog Post of 2012
It’s ironic that I blog excessively on children’s books, education and parenting; particularly the intersection of all three but my best blog post is, of all things, on kickboxing.
I like to find books for kids to mark all occasions, answer questions and just generally entertain and deeply satisfy. And I do have educational and children’s book posts that make my Top 10 for 2012 in terms of traffic. But this post, Kickboxing for a Middle Age Mom with a Gentleman Fighter, holds a special place in my heart. It also is one of my top 10 most popular posts of 2012 by page views. Read more…
Thank You Note Etiquette for Kids
My kids LOVE, LOVE, LOVE office supplies, particularly pens. They were thrilled that Rose Art Write Dudes offered me some pens and pencils to try out when I said that I would use them for Thank You notes since my youngest needed to write Thank You notes for his recent birthday party. My rule is No Gifts or Thank You notes. He opted for gifts. Which means thank you notes. Painfully extracted.