How Is the 2020–21 School Year Going? Educators Share How They’re Addressing the Gaps

| By Gale Staff | A few months ago, educators shared their top concerns about returning to school amid the ongoing pandemic. With the fall semester almost concluded, we reached out once more to gain an understanding of how the 2020–21 school year is going, where teachers are seeing gaps, and how they’re addressing them. … Read more

How to Find the Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

| By K. Lee Lerner | Misinformation and disinformation plague coverage of many news events, and the COVID-19 global pandemic has proven no exception. With regard to the spread of errant and misleading information—ranging from the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to subsequent efforts by public health officials to slow the spread of COVID-19—both media … Read more

Open Access to Support Mental Health During the Pandemic

| By Brigham Narins, Sr. Content Developer, Gale | Mental health is health. Even though we tend to think of health somatically, and ill health as aches and pains and maladies of the body, the term has to include the mind and our psychological experience, for the two aspects of human life are intimately connected. … Read more

Pro Tip for Supporting Your Students’ Reading Skills at Home

| Vicki Gordon, education sales consultant, striving reader, Thorndike Press | Large print for the win Among all the skills students need to succeed in school and in life, reading is the most essential and has the potential to be the most enriching. During this learn-at-home time, teachers encourage parents to support and promote their … Read more

Your Middle School Classroom, Now Online!

| By Gintas Bradunas, Product Manager, Gale | Seemingly overnight, the world has become home to millions of new online learners as schools go virtual. Now the challenge for educators is to ensure a health emergency does not also result in learning loss. The good news is online learning can be as or more effective … Read more

An Interactive Activity for Teaching and Learning about the Coronavirus

| By Phil Faust | Full disclosure: I work for Gale and have been developing products for more than a decade now. This background and awareness of the resources libraries offer from Gale and other providers is probably my greatest advantage during this pandemic. I’m one of those people who knows that the library is much like … Read more

Open Access to Well-Reviewed Gale Public Health Encyclopedia eBook

| By Gale Staff | While we are all aware of the importance of good health, we may feel bombarded by the amount of uncurated health information that’s out there. How do you know if the information you’re referencing is accurate? The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2nd Edition is an authoritative source on public health issues. … Read more

Suddenly Homeschooling?

| By Stephanie Baroni, Marketing Director, K‒12 | Last fall, my husband and I were unexpectedly thrust into homeschooling our second-grade daughter. Neither of us are teachers. Both of us have to work. Combine that with the fact that she has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and anxiety, and you could say we were a … Read more