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Free schools event: Build your self-confidence with Natalie Costa!

Free schools event: Build your self-confidence with Natalie Costa!

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Join award-winning education coach and author of the Level Headers book series, Natalie Costa, for this free online workshop, helping children to understand and manage their feelings in a healthy and shame-free way.

A new school year can be both exciting and daunting for children, with navigating friendship groups, sitting tests and fitting in all being causes of worry. In this live session, which schools will be able to screen via their classroom smart board, Natalie will guide children through her practice with interactive activities.

Natalie Costa is an award-winning education coach with over 10 years’ experience in teaching and education. In 2019, Natalie combined forces with inclusivity expert Beth Cox and Blue Peter Book Award winning illustrator Vicky Barker to create the Level Headers book series, designed to help children aged 6-9 learn about their mental health in a positive framework, with no blame or shame. Tried and tested techniques practised by Natalie are at the heart of these activity books, designed to help children find their power and stretch their confidence.

Thursday 30 September, 10.30-11AM
Register for free

2 September 2021

Win the Information Book Award shortlist for your school!

Win the Information Book Award shortlist for your school!

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The School Library Association is delighted to invite schools to join in with this year’s Information Book Award (IBA) by sharing their experience of using the shortlist in
their school library or classroom. The lucky schools will receive a collection of the shortlisted titles in order to provide this content. There are eight sets of books available in each of the three age categories. Each school can put themselves forward for ONE of the following groups:

  • 0-7 years (4 titles)
  • 8-12 years (4 titles)
  • 13-16 (3 titles)

How to enter

Simply email “info@sla.org.uk”mailto:info@sla.org.uk with the following details before the 15th September 2021:

  • Name of your school
  • Person taking lead on the entry
  • Contact details
  • Age range being entered
  • Number of pupils involved

This is a great opportunity to receive free books for your school, and will help successful schools support their pupils in voting for their overall favourite read as part of the Children’s Choice Award.

GOOD LUCK!

2 September 2021

Upcoming event: Reading for Pleasure and Diverse Books for Children

Upcoming event: Reading for Pleasure and Diverse Books for Children

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Join us for a Facebook Live event in partnership with Pearson, where teacher and Head of English, Hayley Andrews, will talk about the importance of diverse and inclusive books in the mission to get more children and young people reading for pleasure.

This event will be geared towards KS3-4 teachers and school staff, though librarians, parents and those teaching other year groups are welcome to join. Hayley will draw on her experience and learnings to discuss:

• Why reading a diverse range of stories/authors/illustrators can encourage all children to read for pleasure.
• Why children who see themselves in the books they read and more likely to read for pleasure.
• The importance of books celebrating diversity and inclusivity in all its forms, including ethnic, cultural, religious, sexuality, gender identity, class, neurodiversity, and physical disability.
• Practical advice on how teachers can encourage reading for pleasure in the classroom, including dealing with small/non-existent budgets.
• Book recommendations.

The discussion will end with a 15-minute audience Q&A.

Wednesday 21 July, 4-4.45PM
Register your interest and watch the event here

13 July 2021

Welcome to the 2021 Teachers' Reading Challenge!

Welcome to the 2021 Teachers' Reading Challenge!

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Welcome to the 2021 Teachers’ Reading Challenge! Once you have logged back in or created an account, head to your profile to set your reading target and log your books. You can use the Book Sorter and the Top 100 Book Reviews page to find recommendations and share your thoughts with other participants on the message board. Don’t forget to explore the Find a Read page, where we’ve listed tonnes of resources including activity sheets, reading guides, teacher notes and weekly booklists for all ages.

If you have any difficulties taking part in the Challenge or using the website, please get in touch at teachersreadingchallenge@readingagency.org.uk.

9 July 2021