We are almost a month into the new school year, and it is a delight to watch students and teachers settling into the joyful rhythms of learning. As we hear music and chants, jingles and poems, laughter and amazement filling our classrooms and our hallways, it is a wonderful reminder of the privilege and honor it is to partner with our families in the important and challenging work of teaching and nurturing children.
As we do each month, we’ve compiled a new edition of "What we're reading..." This is just a short collection of the many articles that our faculty and staff have read recently and found to be interesting, intriguing or otherwise thought-provoking, and that we hope our families will likewise enjoy reading.
This month, we a great line-up of articles, including pieces on artists and map making, encouraging reading through dinner time storytelling (as well as a few other great pieces on reading), human invisibility in the digital age, another look at the powerful benefits of learning to write in cursive, and more! We hope you enjoy this selection!
Have you read something lately that you think we, or other ILS families, may enjoy? As always, we love to discover new things to read and chances to learn!
How Two of History’s Greatest Artists Reimagined the Earth as Map Makers- William Newton, The Federalist
Dinnertime Storytelling Makes Kids Voracious Readers - Anne Fishel, The Conversation
Invisibility - Rev. Christopher I. Thoma, Cruciform Stuff
Biological and Psychology Benefits of Learning Cursive - William R. Klemm, Ph.D., Psychology Today
Reading for Virtue’s Sake: A Conversation with Karen Swallow Prior and Joshua Gibbs - David Kern, The Public Discourse
Suspense, Anxiety, and the Life of the Good Reader - Lindsey Brigham Knott, CiRCE Institute, The Apiary