Author Archives: Gavin Stephenson

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I Do, We Do, You Do: Hands-on Math Resources for You and Your Students

If you’re an educator, “I Do, We Do, You Do” may already be a strategy implemented in your classroom. For those who might not be as familiar, this is the basic concept of this teaching strategy: “I Do”: Educator explains the concept and demonstrates the skill.“We Do”: Educator and… Read More
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What Educators Want to Ask Presidential Candidates

As the presidential debates begin to heat up, we asked educators what they would ask the presidential candidates. Here’s what’s on their minds: Their kids are coming to school hungry. “How will you help end, this year, food scarcity…specifically, food for kids during the summer when they cannot access free… Read More
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The 2019 Estela & Raúl Mora Award Winner and Honorees

In honor of her parents, The Estela and Raúl Mora Award was established in 2000 by renowned author and poet Pat Mora. The award honors libraries and programs that celebrate Children’s Day, Book Day, El día de los niños, El día de los libros (also known… Read More
For Educators, Our Bookshelf

How Educators Use “All Are Welcome” in the Classroom

From arts and craft projects that inspire students to own their uniqueness to conversations of diversity and inclusion, several educators have used All Are Welcome to create opportunities for students to celebrate inclusivity within their community. Read More
For Educators, Impact Stories

“All Are Welcome” Into a Community of Reading

For many students, the start of the school year can be stressful – prompting isolation, shyness, and learning obstacles. The most important part of an educator’s job is making students feel welcome. “I’m always looking for opportunities for our kids to experience that their work and their words do have… Read More
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First Book STEM Book List

Children are riddled with curiosity from a young age. Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) spark an interest that create a lasting effect and inspire them to dive further into a lifetime of discovery. Here are a few of our favorite books – ranging from board books to young… Read More
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First Book Title Raves

Books are instrumental in helping children see themselves in the world they live. By providing access to a rich diversity of titles, educators can shed light on challenges specific to children in need and inspire an unending love of reading. With this outlook, First Book has released its inaugural… Read More