For Teachers Blogs @ NYPL

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    Sep 22, 2016
    Here are some picture books that can help children appreciate and understand how people and families can be different, and, at the same time, share the same universal value: love.
  • by Meredith Mann
    Aug 22, 2016
    Besides the textbooks and school supplies, there are plenty of resources online to help you with your studies. Whether you’re practicing your reading skills, prepping for the science fair, beginning your first research paper, or lesson planning one of these activities, the New York Public Library’s databases are ready to support you in your learning.
  • by Shauntee Burns
    Mar 2, 2016
    March is Women’s History Month! Here are some databases that can help with your assignments and projects:
  • by Shauntee Burns
    Feb 9, 2016
    What is a Primary Source? A primary source is an original document or object that was created at the time of your study.
  • by Bridget McCormick
    Jan 20, 2016
    Take a look at these ideas for integrating specific tools, items and collections into lesson plans for students of various ages.
  • by Andrea Lipinski
    Jan 19, 2016
    The New York City Department of Education recently released a series of recommended reading lists for Pre-K through 12th grade that include books of all different genres, subjects, and formats. Our Teen Advisory Group checked out the 7th-12th grade reading lists, and wanted to highlight the titles they enjoyed the most!
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    Oct 20, 2015
    A step-by-step guide for creating your own elephant, courtesy of the staff at the Throg's Neck Library!
  • by Emily Drew
    Sep 25, 2015
    Teach students about Infectious Diseases in the context of Social Studies, Science and English Language Arts through nonfiction and other primary source material.
  • by Emily Drew
    Jun 26, 2015
    Why not use the summer to catch up on some Award-Winning Nonfiction?
  • by Andrea Lipinski
    Apr 14, 2015
    If I told you that we had diverse books at the library, what kinds of books do you think I mean? Would they have multicultural characters from different parts of the world? Who speak different languages? Who have different sexual orientations? Who have disabilities? YES to any or all of the above!
  • by Maura Muller
    Feb 19, 2015
    It seems that many of my favorite homeschooling blogs have been featuring “A Day in the Life” essays lately, and there have been a few nods to spending time at libraries, but no one mentions homeschooling exclusively using library materials. So, I will, because we do!
  • by Andrea Lipinski
    Jan 20, 2015
    Reading nonfiction books can open your eyes to different subjects and make you see them in a new light, and I’m not just saying that because I haven’t eaten a burger from McDonald’s since I read Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser. Reading nonfiction books can change your perspective in both small and profound ways.
  • by Amie Wright
    Sep 5, 2014
    From July 28-Aug 1 we welcomed our second group of teachers from NYC or our second annual Education Innovation @ NYPL Summer Institute.
  • by Andrea Lipinski
    Jul 11, 2014
    Books for kids and teens that tie into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) are all the rage nowadays. Here is a list of books for kids and teens that are related to those subjects but which you’ll find in some unexpected areas of the library -- fiction, graphic novels, and poetry!
  • by Amie Wright
    Jun 27, 2014
    Love history and literature? Original archival documents? Are you interested in new ways to incorporate primary source materials into your lesson plans? NYPL is looking for you!
  • by Amie Wright
    Apr 16, 2014
    If only Manga Math had existed when I struggled through Calculus. The only solace at that time was the introduction of the high tech (for its era) graphing calculator.
  • by Mordecai Moore
    Feb 26, 2014
    This Unit, for Grades 11-12, is a historical analysis of how school textbooks tell the story of the Post-Civil War Era, focusing on the evolution of how U.S. History textbooks interpret the history of Reconstruction.
  • by Amie Wright
    Jan 29, 2014
    The Youth Media Awards were just announced during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia. Two of the award specifically honor nonfiction - the Sibert Medal and the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction.
  • by Amie Wright
    Jan 8, 2014

    In 1933, the US government established the first of many New Deal projects and initiatives. Four years later, in September 1937, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston was published in New York. The connection between the two? While many readers know of the novel's seminal status (it has been one of the most lauded—and banned—books of its time) and its foundation in Hurston's earlier research into African-American culture and folklore, some might be unaware that from 1935-1937 Hurston was employed by the US Government as a chronicler of life histories in the state of Florida as part of a 'back to work' project for intellectuals and artists—the Federal Writers' Project.

  • by Maura Muller
    Jan 6, 2014

    Mathematics., Digital ID 1644946, New York Public LibraryAlgebra Problems. Or should I call them challenges? The past few months have been pretty challenging for both my son who is learning algebra, and for me who has to teach it to him. Once again, the the library comes to the rescue!