Both classes were given literacy tests before summer vacation and again when they returned in the fall. Sure enough, the students who chose their own books did better, improving from the previous summer. Those in the community program showed no improvement.

Why we should let kids choose their own summer reading books - The Washington Post

Let me repeat that for you.


They wanted to read. They were eager to read. And when they read, they got better at reading.



I LOVE these moments so much. And not because of the kisses (although of course that’s always a welcome bonus), but because of the context and setting of the scenes.

I am obsessed with the opening S11 scene because it’s just so surreal?! Like, how is this our reality now? How are we so lucky that we get to see B&B with both of their kids??? I know we all talk about this all the time now, but the luxury of being able to see this much of B&B’s happy life together will never get old. B&B’s endgame was always going to be a family of their own; ever since Brennan uttered that line in 2x11 lamenting her luck with family and as we learned more about their troubled childhoods, there was never any doubt that the show was leading to them creating their own (literal) happy family. But who could have ever imagined we’d get to actually *see* so much of it?? That we’d actually get to see B&B’s expanding family actually play out on screen???

And then the Thanksgiving episode!! Look at them?! They’re so cute!! B&B are not that annoying ‘in-your-face’ couple who are all about PDA, but they’re not shy about showing their love for each other in front of their friends. The whole thanksgiving dinner is such a wonderful scene to reflect on how far B&B (and everyone else) have come. (Married!!) B&B now host events together and it just makes me so happy to see how much love and friendship there is on this show.

@noisy–brain –  On our Citations Needed YouTube channel, Scotty is a ninja Jew. Not even kidding. You should come on the show sometime! You seem like you’d have some pretty interesting commentary that we’d love to hear! Also, I’ll be there ^-^

Yeah, @literally-a-narwhale sent me a message about it. I’m obviously in GMT, but I’m sure I can make it work. I hadn’t watched before, but I had a nose around on the channel, and I think someone made a comment about an “Israeli Seto Kaiba anti”? Because that was me before a delete and a break, ha. Anyway, yeah, for sure, if you guys want me there!