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Learning Generalization is Key in a Rapidly Changing World

Knowledge is power? Not anymore. Skills, not knowledge, stand at the forefront of learning in our quickly evolving world. Having skills in literacy, and being able to generalize those skills, is no longer an ideal – it is a necessity.

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Does Digital Integration Mean Exclusion?

In 2018, UNESCO informed us that almost half the population will be online, this means that to be a fully active and engaged member of society, we would have to be digitally capable and literate. So, it made me think about what this meant to our future and students.

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How do low literacy levels impact on the community?

According to the World Literacy Foundation, 750 million illiterate people can’t read a single word and more than 2 billion people struggle to read and write a sentence. Illiteracy is a global tragedy. At a glance, we often think illiteracy is not being able to read or write, but what does that actually mean on a deeper level?

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Folding Literacy into Everyday Life

Thanks to busy schedules, institutional challenges, and the sheer exhaustion of supporting a family, prioritizing reading often just doesn’t happen. These all-too-common obstacles are why librarians and nonprofits are teaming up to bring books and story hours to laundromats.

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Introducing the next generation of changemakers

The World Literacy Foundation believes the power for long-term change lies in the hands of our youth and they are committed to elevating young leaders for positive change.

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Learner goal-setting in the literacy classroom

The lip-biting looks of anguish that can accompany frustrated students of any age can be a literacy teacher’s worst nightmare. How can we help our students feel that they are getting exactly what they need from our lesson? One possible solution to this problem is giving learners greater autonomy over their goal-setting.

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Changing nappies… and the world!

Teachers play a crucial role in the development of literacy and communication skills but long before we enter a classroom, we meet our first teacher: OUR MOTHER.

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Making time for mindful reading in the classroom

In the age of digital literacy and e-books, reading has never been more accessible, but access isn’t everything. In increasingly busy and fast-paced learning environments, how can we ensure students have the mental space and time to read?

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Can Reading Reduce Stress?

Reading changes so many people’s lives, but what if I told you that it also relieves stress? More and more studies are beginning to show how reading can help improve health for both children and adults.

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The impact of ‘Reading Aloud’ to children

‘Reading Aloud’ is the road to being literate, construction of language for a child begins from a very early age and exposure is key. No matter what age, in any classroom, you will find that children love listening to a story being read.

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The Biggest Advantages of Reading on a Screen

Publishers, authors, and book lovers have long debated over which medium for reading is the better choice: ...

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Small actions can lead to big changes in the world

Andrea Liao is a sixteen-year-old student and lives in Bellevue, Washington. She grew up between the bookshelves of local libraries.

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