The Story of Blues Legend Ma Rainey

| By Andrea Drouillard | I confess. I’ve given into guilty-pleasure binge-watching during the pandemic: Schitt’s Creek, Selling Sunset, and Tiger King, to name a few. I’ve also enjoyed period pieces, such as Bridgerton and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Period pieces always leave me wanting to know more. So I set out to learn more … Read more

The Advanced Search Redesign: Supporting the Research Process

| By the Gale Product Team | On December 18, Gale released substantive enhancements to its Advanced Search feature, focused on providing users with built-in learning tools to facilitate improved searching within Gale products. Before this change, we spoke with dozens of faculty and librarians, who reported: Teaching users how to effectively search databases is … Read more

Letting Kids Know They’re Not Alone

Digital mental health resources for students | By Gale Staff | Nationally, one out of five teens suffer from mental health challenges, and more than 75 percent don’t seek help.1 With COVID-19 and social issues changing life as we know it, it’s even more important that students learn how to deal with their emotions in … Read more

The Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Treatment

| By Deirdre Hiam | According to the American Cancer Society, it’s estimated that there will be nearly 1.8 million cancer diagnoses in the United States this year.1 Cancer impacts all ages, socioeconomic classes, and races. One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives.2 The Gale Encyclopedia of … Read more

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