“Building a culture of reading in a school requires the participation of the entire school community– students, teachers, administration, staff, parents, patrons… Students need to see adults, in various roles, reading: a favorite teacher, a coach, or administrators.”
We can tell kids that reading is important. But if they don’t see that the adults in their lives value reading, why should they believe us? Teachers, coaches, parents: Show the kids in your life that you value reading. Read in front of them.