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12 Books in 12 Days - Day 10

In honor of the traditional Holiday song, the 12 Days of Christmas, we will celebrate books with 12 Books in 12 Days. Titles were recommended by school librarians throughout the country on the AASL Forum, best seller lists, best books of the year lists, and professional book reviews. As our 12 days rush by, we hope you find something worth reading as a holiday treat for yourself.

For the Tenth Book of Christmas, a Good Friend Gave to Me: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab

In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force. France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name. -  from Macmillan




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12 Days of Tech Tips - Day 10
The 10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2021

This is the time of year that often calls for a little reflection. What were the greatest accomplishments of 2021? What were the best books published? What is significant about this latest journey around the sun? In this Edutopia article, you will find a synopsis of the 10 most significant Education Studies done this year. Enjoy a little time thinking about this research! What makes this a tech tip? Check out the AI used for the analysis and the paper versus digital study. Enjoy! 
*What Parents Fear About SEL
*Secret Management Techniques of Expert Teachers
*Surprising Power of Pretesting
*Confronting Old Myths About Immigrant Students
*A Fuller Picture of What is a "Good" School?
*Teaching is Learning
*A Disturbing Strain of Bias in Kids' Books
*The Never-ending "Paper vs. Digital' War
*New Research Makes a Powerful Case for PBL
*Tracking a Tumultuous Year for Teachers





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