Fighting the Good Fight—for Your Library, for Your Students

| By Heather Hayes | What are your nonnegotiables? Heather Hayes, a senior education consultant for Gale, a Cengage company, reflects on the School Library Journal (SLJ) summit and leadership panel, where esteemed participants articulated that supporting mental health and wellness is nonnegotiable—reaffirming shared passions and pursuits while fueling the drive to continue to fight … Read more

­­How to Boost SEL This School Year

| By Taylor Frey | Educators prioritize the physical and mental well-being of their students every year, but during this time of distance and hybrid learning, the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) has never been clearer. We sat down with Grace Gallagher, executive director of the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, to talk about … Read more

Making Standards Anything but Standard

Learn how the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District followed California’s K-12 History‒Social Science Framework to go from pilot program to success with Gale eBooks alignments | By Jenn Roush, Asst. Director of Curriculum and Instruction, District Librarian, Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District | In 2016, the State Board of Education in California adopted a new History–Social Science … Read more

Equity for All Students—No Matter Their First Language

| By Taylor Frey | I’m not a teacher, but I’m lucky to know many. One of my friends has experienced the challenges faced by English learners in her district firsthand, and has seen translated pieces make a huge difference for students. Often, when English learners struggle, it’s not that they don’t know the material … Read more

Practical SEL Tips for Students: Learning to Self-Manage

| By Nicole Albrecht | Teachers are known for having many tasks and challenges to handle in the classroom—from behavioral interruptions to technology issues—and these intrusions can quickly become overwhelming. For teachers, learning to self-manage is a skill that can come with training, mentoring, or years of experience. Similarly, students also encounter their own challenges … Read more

A Step toward Understanding: Resources about Racism for Students

| By Traci Cothran | America is a great country, full of diversity, and we are once again grappling with the civil unrest that results from unresolved issues of racism and disparity. What I’ve learned in my study on racism is that it’s the responsibility of the people who hold the power and put the … Read more

How Our School District Enhanced Professional Learning with an Interactive Online Approach

Gale eBooks: Professional Learning aligns with instructional framework, district equity, and inclusion plan. | By Bessie Criscione, Supervisor of Professional Development, Alachua County Public Schools, Gainesville, Florida | Last year, Alachua County Public Schools (ACPS), Florida, adopted a strategy that promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion for our 30,000 students, more than two-thirds of whom qualify … Read more

The Business and Culture of Sports Gives Readers a Big-Picture Overview

| By Gale Staff | The Business and Culture of Sports: Society, Politics, Economy, Environment uses extensive academic research to provide interdisciplinary, global perspectives on the field of sports. Readers can learn about sustainable designs of sports stadiums, the economic impact on cities hosting mega events, sports governance models, and much more. Recently, Library Journal … Read more