Celebrating the world of books? Here's how to do it

TES | November 09, 2019

Book Week Scotland is coming up on 18-24 November, which is a fabulous time to encourage reading and promote all that is special about books. It’s also a good way to inspire your whole school community – and  remember, you don’t have to get everyone to dress up. What a wonderful thing to set up for your class: a real opportunity to meet an author and hear from them. Growing up in Glasgow, I don’t remember ever being exposed to authors of any books and I had long periods of childhood where I wasn’t engaged in reading. Meeting an author and hearing from them, their passion and energy, could have really struck a chord with me. It’s an event that children may remember all the way into adulthood. This is an opportunity to expose children to new authors or styles of books they possibly haven’t previously considered. The book fairs that were too expensive for many families back in the day still exist, but they are now accompanied with book swaps and "book ‘n’ blether" events which are free or inexpensive. If you’ve missed an opportunity to book any of these for your class, get in touch with your local library to arrange a trip and ask for recommendations of a range of books.

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Best-in-class companies and industry leaders are strained to develop internal talent to meet emerging business needs, according to recent data collected by Aberdeen Group. But there are strategies to overcome this.To start, take a look at Aberdeen’s Docebo-sponsored report on adaptive learning, where we cover:How to align learning content, the professional goals of employees, and your organizational objectives.

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Best-in-class companies and industry leaders are strained to develop internal talent to meet emerging business needs, according to recent data collected by Aberdeen Group. But there are strategies to overcome this.To start, take a look at Aberdeen’s Docebo-sponsored report on adaptive learning, where we cover:How to align learning content, the professional goals of employees, and your organizational objectives.

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