If your students struggle to be kind to one another… have you tried reading them a picture book?
If you have a student having a hard time sharing… have you tried reading them a book?
A child in your classroom has a lot of anxiety around taking tests… but have you tried reading them a book?
Books are magical. Books are incredible. Books can teach our students more than we will ever fully comprehend. Authors and illustrators have a talent for speaking directly to children in a way they understand.
If you’re working on being a friend in the classroom, have you tried reading The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig?
If you want to teach your class about leadership, have you read Sophia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty?
If you have particularly worrisome kids, have you tried reading Ruby Finds a Worry? By Tom Percival?
When your students are struggling or need some extra love or help, can I offer some advice?
Read them a book.