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Caitlin's Book of the Month - January 2015

                              My book of the month recommendation for January is

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Caitlin's Book of the Month - December

Happy Holidays!

I'm so excited to bring you my Book of the Month recommendation for December. I think this one is really special for the end of the year.

My selection is "The Gift of Nothing" by Patrick McDonnell. 

This story might look familiar to comics lovers, as...

Caitlin's Book of the Month - November

My first book of the month is the current New York Time's #1 bestseller "The Book with No Pictures," by comedian/writer B.J. Novak. Staying true to its title, this book features no pictures, but is becoming a massive hit with kids across the country.   The clever narrator of the book makes...

Empowering Learners and Creators

A child returns home at 6pm from a long day of school and an afterschool program.  They’re obviously excited about something they worked on, so the parent or guardian asks, “What did you do today?”  

The child runs excitedly to her backpack and begins digging for their treasure...

The 3rd Learning Space, Afterschool Programs & The Enrichment Gap (Part 3)

Part 3: The Potential of High Quality Programs

In part one of the blog, the idea of afterschool and summer programs serving to narrow the enrichment gap was proposed.  Part two explored the growing focus of these programs to address the holistic needs of the children they serve...

The 3rd Learning Space, Afterschool Programs & The Enrichment Gap (Part 2)

Part 2 - The Growth of Afterschool 

Closing the achievement gap by offering more engaging experiences or enrichment opportunities can seem impossible to the already over-worked teacher or mother holding down two jobs.  Yet, however daunting it appears, the enrichment gap...

The 3rd Learning Space, Afterschool Programs & The Enrichment Gap (Part 1)

Part 1: A New Focus

What is the third learning space?

When people discuss education and the achievement gap between communities, the conversation traditionally revolves around the communities in which those children live and the schools they attend.  Whether public versus private...

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