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My Barbershop Taught Me…

Hello friends, How are you? Thank you for subscribing to the Irby Review and sharing your thoughts with me each month. Here are some interesting articles I read recently that I think would be of interest to you. Building A Community for Black Male Teachers Superintendent Baron R. Davis of Richland Two School District in South Carolina is determined to hire more men of color […]

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What constitutes effective teaching?

Hello friends, How are you? Thank you for subscribing to the Irby Review and sharing your thoughts with me each month. Here are some interesting articles I read recently that I think would be of interest to you. Teacher Succeeded By Invading Students’ Precious Lunchroom Time The education columnist for the Washington Post brings our attention to teachers who stand out in […]

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Tips For Young Readers

Hello friends, How are you? Thank you for subscribing to the Irby Review and sharing your thoughts with me each month. Here are some interesting articles I read that I think would be of interest to you during these challenging times. How Students Benefit from a School Reopening Plan Designed for Those at the Margins Before a typical school year, teachers would […]

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It’s not really about the money…

Hello friends, Here are some articles I read that I think would be of interest to you and your family. Principal Creates Barbershop In School To Connect With Students By Cutting Their Hair One principal in Delaware understands the relationship between grooming, self-confidence, and learning. Mr. Newton set up a barbershop in his school in order to bond with […]

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Use It or Lose It

Hello friends, It’s summer time, school is over and it’s equally if not more important for you, your students and your own children to keep on reading! Let’s lead by example. Here are some relevant articles about is topic, and more, I discovered in the past month that I want to share with you: How To Encourage Your Kids To […]

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How to Keep Kids of All Ages Reading During the Summer

Hello friends, Thank you for subscribing to The Irby Review and sharing your thoughts with me every month! Here are some thought-provoking articles I discovered in the past month that I want to share with you: Nearly One-In-Five Americans Now Listen to Audio books Do you prefer to hold and read a print book? Do you feel you are retaining […]

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Kids don’t come with instructions…

“There is no app to replace your lap: Read to your child.” Hello, Thank you for subscribing to The Irby Review. The Irby Review is a monthly newsletter from Alvin Irby, founder of Barbershop Books. For insights on current events in education, read Irby’s commentary on these interesting articles. Reading to Your Toddler? Print Books Are Better Than […]

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Impacts of Implicit Bias

Hello there Explore the power of human connection, the negative impacts of implicit bias on Black entrepreneurs, and the challenges of improving reading at the state level. The Irby Review is a monthly newsletter from Barbershop Books Founder Alvin Irby. For insights on current events in education, read Irby’s commentary on these interesting articles. Black Boys […]

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Relationship Building

Here are some of the most interesting articles I read this past month. Please feel free to share these great reads with your friends, colleagues, and family. Let Children Get Bored Again I think that children should have unscheduled time in their day but I also think access to technology should be restricted. A child with […]

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Barbershop Books Monthly News

I hope you found a warm place to cuddle up with a good book during the polar vortex. Keep the winter blues away by being active, using bright lights inside, and of course curling up with a book. Thank you for helping us to inspire Black boys to read. Barbershop Books in the Media WOSU […]