Picture Books, Now More Than Ever: Guest Post by Brenda Maier
As a gifted education specialist, I have classes that span from kindergarten to fifth grade. Even within one class of all gifted students, there’s a range of interests, abilities, needs, and [...]
Writing Yourself into the Narrative: Guest Post by Maleeha Siddiqui
How does it impact your writing process when you’ve grown up reading books about people who do not look like you, sound like you, or share your experiences? In today’s guest post on the Mackin [...]
The Artistry and Inspiration of Sports: Guest Post by Charles R. Smith Jr.
I love sports. I love the action, the competition, and the drama of sports. Unlike a movie or a play, the viewer has no idea of what the end outcome will be. Ever since I was a kid watching [...]
Diving into Comics: Graphic Novels For Beginners
In my previous blog, “The Case for Comics in the Classroom,” I argued for comics as a valuable teaching tool in schools. Now, you might be asking yourself where to start. Since the realms of [...]