Contributions of Research in Bibliotherapy to the Language Arts Program

Russell, D. & Shrodes, C. (1950). Contributions of research in bibliotherapy to the language-arts program. The School Review, 58(6), 335-342. I know this article is quite old, but after reading it I believe the scholarship holds up – not only does it show the history of the process of bibliotherapy, it provides accurate and informative…

Using Bibliotherapy to Teach Problem Solving

Forgan, J.W. (2002). Using bibliotherapy to teach problem solving. Intervention in School and Clinic, 38(2), 57-82. James W Forgan explores the benefits of using bibliotherapy to help students with high-incidence disabilities become problem solvers. He identifies bibliotherapy as a helpful, proactive approach to this for these nine reasons: to show an individual that he or…

Nighttime Fears in Literature

To go along with the article Treating Nighttime Fears in Young Children with Bibliotherapy, here are a few picture books as possibilities for story time.

Treating Nighttime Fears in Young Children with Bibliotherapy: Evaluating Anxiety Symptoms and Monitoring Behavior Change

Lewis, K., Amatya, K., and Coffman, M.F. (2015). Treating nighttime fears in young children with bibliotherapy: Evaluating anxiety symptoms and monitoring behavior change. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 30, 103-112. This article shows how a bibliotherapy, in the context of being a non-fiction, “Self-help” book and workbook, is used to help children with low to moderate…

Parenting the Gifted: Is this a Job for a Superparent?

Coleman, D. (1982). Parenting the gifted: Is this a job for a superparent? G/C/T, 5(2), 47-50. As a librarian whose job is to help parents find resources to educate themselves about gifted children, I figured I needed to know more about discipline. When children have different social and emotional needs than others, discipline can be…

Linkables 

Patent ideas Interested in science Foster authentic self Gratitude journal Teen reader Be better National book fest

Teachers and Mental Health

In October, The Atlantic wrote about the increased need for mental health training  in the classroom. This need is why I believe a tool like bibliotherapy can be used to gently approach developmental issues children face. 

Linkables 

TIMSS results Boys changed the way I think about teaching Dyslexia Evolution of color Books facing tough topics Powerful learning strategies Giving books for Christmas Rowling saves Juniper Diverse classrooms Growing up in a library Hang out at the LOC Do better by the gifted

Research Journal XXX

  I keep starting this final journal entry and stopping it because every idea I have about this project I have to think to myself, “wait, did I already talk about this?” After thirty entries, I cannot remember. Wonderful things which have come out of this research methods class: Organized thoughts about the process of…

Research Journal XXIX

It has rained for the first time in about three months here. I don’t think I’m even rounding up – It was at least two and a half months. Last night I just sat in my living room and listened to it rain outside the window. Then after the kids went to bed I went…

Research Journal XXVIII

One of the interesting thing about the project I’m working on, is that there never seems to be an end to my database building. The topics, literature and resources appear to be endless. This is both thrilling and daunting. Thankfully I have another year of school to build upon what I have done and will…