Support Equity Initiatives within Your School

| By Gale Staff | Access to professional development about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is critical for educators to break barriers, inspire change, and better help kids of all colors and backgrounds achieve success. Author Robert Jackson recognized this need as an educator. In his book, Becoming the Educator They Need: Strategies, Mindsets, and … Read more

Utilizing More Tools in Your PD Toolbox

Learn how this Arizona school district tackled professional learning challenges, even during the height of COVID-19, by investing in sustainable digital resources. | By Gale in partnership with Dr. Gayle Galligan, Ed.D., Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Deer Valley Unified School District, Phoenix, Arizona | Deer Valley Unified School District is a pre-K … Read more

Put Families First with Gale In Context: Elementary

Equipping students—and their caregivers—with digital resources | By Shelley Hunsaker, district elementary media specialist, Lincoln County School District #2, Afton, Wyoming | A media specialist’s life is ever changing, especially with the challenges of the last school year. While my number one focus is students, this past year, I’ve seen a greater need to connect … Read more

Booklist Gives Gale Resources Two Thumbs Up

| By Gale Staff | Booklist is a book-review magazine that has been published by the American Library Association for more than 100 years. It’s widely viewed as offering the most reliable reviews to help libraries decide what to buy and to help library patrons and students decide what to read, view, or listen to. Recently, … Read more

Giving Educators a Voice and a Choice in Learning

Discover how this Texas school district is inspiring teachers to think differently about lesson planning with Professional Learning Framework Alignments with Gale eBooks. | By Gale in partnership with Chris Norton, Director of Innovation and Instruction, Canyon ISD, Texas | The Canyon Independent School District (Canyon ISD) serves two communities: Canyon and Amarillo, Texas. Within … Read more

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