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The Learning Myth: Why I'm Cautious About Telling My Son He's Smart

The Learning Myth: Why I'm Cautious About Telling My Son He's Smart | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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My 5-year-­old son has just started reading. Every night, we lie on his bed and he reads a short book to me. Inevitably, he’ll hit a word

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I was an early reader and yet I did not read. I memorized what older brothers and parents read to me from the picture book. I could repeat the story verbatim. I am not sure a five year old not recognizing the word gratefully is a problem. Where will they be as a reader later is the key.

 

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Why It's Time To Put Students In The Driver's Seat

Why It's Time To Put Students In The Driver's Seat | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Think about how you or the people you work with approach the creation of a blended learning lesson plan. The first steps of coming up with and flushing out your initial idea. Then, scouring the web to find safe, factually accurate sites that are not blocked by your school filters and checking the fine print …

 

This method of teaching does require a certain amount of bravery. There is a very real chance that when a student asks you a question (How do I add media? How do I change the font? How do I import pictures? etc. etc.) you will have to say the dreaded “I don’t know”. But the neat thing is, your students are ok with this. You’re all learning as you go. More often than not another child in the class will be using the same site or will have at least used it before. If a classmate knows the answer, they can step into the role of teacher – from which much confidence is gained and leadership skills are learned.


Even the most reserved kid really enjoys teaching their teacher a trick or two. If no one knows the answer, they can collaborate to find the solution; an activity that provides important life skills with many real-world applications. All while leaving the initiative, process development and ownership of the learning itself right where it belongs, in the hands of the learners.


Gust MEES: I started with it in 2002 already and was a pioneer in my country, BUT I got BEST results! Make sure to work TOGETHER as a TEAM with the students, learners, create ALSO some groups where the BEST work together with the weakest. YOU will love it later and YOU will miss it as it gives YOU a direct feedback of WHAT THEY learned and YOU adjust on demand and necessity... WHEN the BEST feel boring, give THEM a special task to motivate THEM ;) ===> Adjust <===.


Concerning the questions from the students, please check my advice here:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/practice-better-ways-to-say-i-dont-know-in-the-classroom/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/work-sheet-teachers-best-practiceshowto/



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I am not sure what is being suggested is putting students in charge. It is more about a complicated conversation between teachers and students about the subject matter. There is an in-between space where teachers and students meet.

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Gust MEES's comment, May 28, 2014 7:18 PM
@Ivon Prefontaine I will take it is a priority to create THAT blog, stay tuned, please ;)
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I am not sure what is being suggested is putting students in charge. It is more about a complicated conversation between teachers and students about the subject matter. There is an in-between space where teachers and students meet.

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Awesome Chart on " Pedagogy Vs Andragogy "

Awesome Chart on " Pedagogy Vs Andragogy " | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

Via Stephania Savva, Ph.D
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The chart and article have merit. Although a student comes with less experience, it does not mean that they cannot be part of and responsible for their learning. We often conflate these two things. For example, Freire's work is more directed towards adult learning. We can use some ideas from him with younger students i.e. inquiry, but should be careful.
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Education Readings February 24th

Education Readings February 24th | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
By Allan Alach I welcome suggested articles, so if you come across a gem, email it to me at allanalach@inspire.net.nz A new phonics test for Australian six year olds is a BAD idea ‘As renowned English author Michael Rosen explains, the difference between a phonics test and learning to read is that a phonics test…
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The three links to articles/posts about the role of teachers caught my eye. Teaching is both traditional and progressive or it should be. I think we do need to give teaching back to teachers. This does not mean it is a free-for-all, but who is in the classroom is essential. Lastly, teachers will not become obsolete. There is a changing role for teachers. That is part of the traditional and progressive aspect. What do we retain? How do we move forward?
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The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics

The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Nobody understands what consciousness is or how it works. Nobody understands quantum mechanics either. Could that be more than coincidence?

Via Maria Latzaki, Sarantis Chelmis
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Why teen brains need later school start time

Why teen brains need later school start time | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Sleep deprivation in teenagers as a result of early school start has been a topic of much debate. Are teenagers just lazy, or is there more to their inability to wake up early?

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When we allow school managers to call the shots, we end up with poor decisions about learning and teaching.
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Beginning the 2017 School Year - some practical activities to select from

Beginning the 2017 School Year - some practical activities to select from | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Begin the year in style The summer holidays in the Southern Hemisphere are coming to an end and teachers will be starting to thin
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Although written from an Australian perspective about how to begin the school year, there are excellent ideas and links provided for any teacher.
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3 Reminders on How “Just Listening” Is Sometimes the Best Approach

3 Reminders on How “Just Listening” Is Sometimes the Best Approach | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Have you ever shared a frustrating situation with your boss, a colleague, a family member, or a friend and they kept jumping in and offering solutions (many of which you had already thought of yourself)? I certainly have, then realized I didn’t need or want them to resolve the situation for me. All I really…

Via James Schreier
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Listening is a message to others that they and their stories are esential. It is about being present to that person.
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Terrific article on the importance of 'just' listening. Time is the single most valuable thing that any of us have, and actively listening to someone shows that you value their opinion, and care about their feelings.

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Listening is one of the Rare business and social skills

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Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages?

Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Both left and right are promoting the idea of a basic wage for everyone, currently on trial, as a solution to the new world of work

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This is beginning to be talked about in Canada. It may be part of how, in an increasingly technological world, we are able to live. It is may also be part of the answer to people who live below the poverty line.
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Yes, I'm a great supporter of the unconditional basicincome. This article give the pro's and cons. Well balanced view.
By Sonia Dodha.

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Leadership quotes /the writing process / educational technology / curiosity / creativity / rigour and what has really changed?

Leadership quotes /the writing process / educational technology / curiosity / creativity / rigour and  what has really changed? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
'It's a miracle that curiosity has survived modern education' Education Readings By Allan Alach I welcome suggeste
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The quotes question the bureaucratic structure in schools. There is a need for structure, but it has led to micro-managing and a lack of leadership.
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5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News

5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
In an era of national attention to what's real and what isn't, we asked educators to share their strategies for helping students sort out fact from fiction.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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It is important not to fall into a "best-practices" trap, but sharing what works in each classroom is a means to help each other. Each teacher can modify the practices to meet their needs and those of each student they teach.
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 16, 11:26 AM
Another great story from NPR on how educators are tackling the fake news issue. My only gripe: use the word educators instead of teachers so that readers aren't confused about who is doing this work! In spite of that, there are some wonderful examples here of how to build a collaborative or solo lesson on evaluation of resources which is such an important skill in today's world. Enjoy!
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Teaching self-regulation in schools @tricitynews

Teaching self-regulation in schools @tricitynews | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
A group of kindergarten kids tussle over the same toy, a high school student stresses out over exams, a parent honks her horn furiously at a driver slipping into a parking space in front of a . . .

Via Lori DiMarco, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Dean J. Fusto
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Teaching and modeling self-regulation is essential for students.
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Thats brilliant
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In the age of robots, our schools are teaching children to be redundant | George Monbiot

In the age of robots, our schools are teaching children to be redundant | George Monbiot | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
A regime of cramming and testing is crushing young people’s instinct to learn and destroying their future
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This is a fascinating article. Humans, as unique beings, cannot be redundant. The automation of work places might make it feel otherwise.
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Not Getting Enough Sleep? Tired Teachers Aren't Usually the Best Teachers

Not Getting Enough Sleep? Tired Teachers Aren't Usually the Best Teachers | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

"Teaching is one of the most sleep-deprived occupations. Here are some facts about sleep you should know as you plan your day."


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A challenge for young teachers might be a lack of support and only receiving part-time contracts. The former challenge leads to them having to put in long hours at school. The second may lead to needing a second job to live on. Whatever the reasons are, a lack of educational leadership is at the heart of it.
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Homework - Tip sheet for Parents via People for Education


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Homework should be meaningful and engage students. At the same time, parents have to be able to help their children.
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The Fundamental Differences Between Leadership and Management

The Fundamental Differences Between Leadership and Management | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Visionary leadership and great management achieves the best results. Seems obvious right? Then why do so many companies get it wrong, especially during times of needed change?

 

There are core fundamental differences between leadership and management that apply to any team or organization, but the focus of this article is to explore the strengths of each as they apply to leading organizational change.

 

Generally speaking, management is a set of systems and processes designed for organizing, budgeting, staffing and problem solving to achieve the desired results of an organization. Leadership defines the vision, mission and what the "win" looks like in the future. It inspires the team to embody the beliefs and behaviors necessary to take the actions needed to achieve those results.

 

The most successful transformations occur when strong visionary leadership converges with great management. Both are required to define a clear path, plan accordingly and see the mission plan through to fulfillment.


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The first paragraph and its questions are essential. We confuse leadership and management. We put managers in roles and call them leaders.
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Visionary leadership and great management combined achieves winning results. Here's why.

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10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day

10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
If you're one of countless people who don't make a habit of reading regularly, you might be missing out: reading has a significant number of benefits, and just a few benefits of them are listed below.

Via Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D., Sarah McElrath, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Parents and teachers can read with their children and students. It can be done as silent or reading to them.
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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 19, 9:33 PM

One of the assignments I had for my writing students was called "Kleptomania" which I lifted from someone a very long time ago. Belatedly, thank you. So, the activity required students to find three different writing styles, fiction and/or non-fiction. Just find three passages from three different writers. Then they were to write about something familiar--an event, an experience, an observation--and copy that voice and style. They were to mimic the punctuation and sentence structure, too. It was hard for many reasons but they learned a lot about their own styles and voices, most of which were still in development. But they also realized how much about writing they could learn from reading. Yep, sneaky teaching. Got to love that.

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, February 21, 8:22 AM
Do your exercise - Read.
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Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.

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Our view of the world can override facts. It is the Proust quote about seeing the world with new eyes. This might make parenting, teaching, and pedagogy that much more important for children.
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What can Western leaders learn from Africa?

What can Western leaders learn from Africa? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Leontine van Hooft explains the Power of African thinking, Ubuntu and unifying leadership. Western leaders can learn from Africa.

Via Dan Kirsch
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What if we focused on long-term relationships and sustainability? This is about Ubuntu and unifying leadership. Consider the recent American elections. It was about dividing and remains so, rather than being about unifying. The closet we come to this is servant-leadership and we avoid it, because it is hard work.
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I have been fortunate and have spent time with people from different cultures, including African. Ubuntu is seeing the other person as a person and taking time to acknowledge their presence. As one person from Africa told me, when they are in North America, they find it difficult not to get caught up in the rush of life.
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More on Tethered Choice in the High-Stakes Classroom

More on Tethered Choice in the High-Stakes Classroom | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
A recent post, Navigating Choice Reading with High-Stakes Accountability in Mind, has resonated on several levels, although primarily among Advanced Placement teachers. I want here to continue to examine how ELA teachers in all types of courses can effectively implement choice despite high-stakes testing demands as well as other constraints of bureaucracy and programs. My context…
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This is a very detailed look at how to provide students with responsible ways to choose their own reading material in high stakes testing scenarios.
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Mathematical Report Proves Human Society Is Too Complex to Be Ruled by a Government

Mathematical Report Proves Human Society Is Too Complex to Be Ruled by a Government | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Society is past the point of being governed. We no longer need a president to function as a healthy society. In fact, the idea of central bodies of government ruling over differing classes of people is just absurd. We are all just too complex for a ruler! At least, this is what a recent report suggests.

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Politics is local rather than global. The further away we get from that the more challenging governance is.
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It's true.

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Can Creativity Help Kids Get Through Challenge?

Can Creativity Help Kids Get Through Challenge? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Three R words can provide a template for motoring through adversity—Resilience, Resourcefulness, and Reflection. Creativity can fuel that effort, and make the journey more enjoyable, too. To that end, here are a few short questions that kids can ask themselves when things become difficult, followed by a trio of suggestions for parents.

Questions for Children and Teens to Ponder

            Kids can hit roadblocks during the course of any given day as they juggle tasks and demands at school, extracurricular activities, responsibilities at home, and schedules full of commitments with family and friends. Moreover, children and adolescents often experience transitions, such as emotional ups and downs, developmental changes, or new social circles or school programs. Upheaval and challenges may be big or little, expected or unexpected, sudden or prolonged… 

The following points and questions offer guidelines for kids—like a roadmap that they can use to navigate difficult terrain, and get creative in the process.

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The questions we ask students should be questions we as,k ourselves as teachers. For example, what do I know about the challenge I am facing?
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​Personalizing Professional Development For Teachers, By Teachers (EdSurge News)

​Personalizing Professional Development For Teachers, By Teachers (EdSurge News) | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
What do students need to be successful? Why not ask them directly?

When we posed this question to our students at Bismarck Public Schools (BPS), here’s what some had to say to their teachers about what they need:

“Give me more time to explore my interest.”

“I like having a choice of what I get to do.”

“I like when it’s challenging, but not to the point where I would want to give up.”

“I like staying at my own pace and being able to go ahead, or stay a little behind.”

All the wishes they’ve expressed are pieces of a personalized learning environment. As it turns out, these students’ insights also match what we would like in our own development as teachers. So wouldn’t it might make sense that, to better prepare teachers to personalize learning for students, we should start by personalizing how we learn and grow in our profession as teachers?

Via Jim Lerman
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Each teacher can inform their personal growth plan. I found that administrators wanted me to develop one by filling in blanks they approved of. It is personal, rather than personalized. Personalized suggests someone external to my classroom can just easily fill in the blanks. Personal is about what I interpret the needs of each student. It can be open to conversation, but it begins with each teacher.
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Salman Khan: These 3 Ideas Will Completely Change How Education Works

Salman Khan: These 3 Ideas Will Completely Change How Education Works | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

How will education change in the next 10 years? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.

Answer by Salman Khan, Founder, Khan Academy, on Quora:

 

Mastery Learning

 

Competency-Based Credentials

 

Alternative and Clearer Paths to Career

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 


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I think we have to take care with what students are asked to learn. Mastery, competency, and clarity of what in a world where we declare that the jobs students will hold when they graduate do not even exist. It is about asking questions that do not have pre-supposed answers. John Dewey's work may be more important today than ever.
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How will education change in the next 10 years? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.

Answer by Salman Khan, Founder, Khan Academy, on Quora:

 

Mastery Learning

 

Competency-Based Credentials

 

Alternative and Clearer Paths to Career

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

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Education Readings February 17th

Education Readings February 17th | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
By Allan Alach I welcome suggested articles, so if you come across a gem, email it to me at allanalach@inspire.net.nz The Writing Process Isn’t Linear. So Why Do Schools Keep Pretending That It Is? Read this! ‘If you conduct an online image search for “writing process,” you’ll find many charts that lay out the steps—brainstorming,…
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The link to the article about what has changed in schools in the last 50 years is worth following. When we first get into teaching, this might be a hard question to reflect on, but it is one we should be mindful of throughout our careers. New tools do not guarantee there is substantial and transformative change.
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Fostering a Long-Lasting Love of Teaching

Fostering a Long-Lasting Love of Teaching | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

"So how do we develop a love of teaching that lasts? Obviously, our students inspire us to teach, but what if even that love is clouded by paperwork, politics, testing, and such? I'm certainly no expert, but I chatted with other veteran educators, and we each shared many of the same strategies."


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Teaching is a vocation that gives each teacher voice through their actions and speech. When it becomes work and labor, a teacher's voice is diminished and even silenced.
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Libraries Respond: 10 Things Your Library Can Do for 2017 and Beyond

Libraries Respond: 10 Things Your Library Can Do for 2017 and Beyond | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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I taught with several librarians who were terrific. We have spent too much time trying to eliminate librarians and libraries in schools, rather than redefining their roles. That is a lack of vision and leadership. One administrator thought that putting books in buckets was a library. I told her that part of the library was the human relationships that emerged due to librarians.
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Libraries should be places of safety and security where our students and patrons feel free to independently search for that which interests them. In the wake of growing reports of open hostilities towards our friends and neighbors it is more important than ever that we provide a warm, welcoming space in our libraries. It is also important to take care of ourselves and resist the urge toward pessimism. This article from ALA gives us 10 things we can do to continue our work in a way that is culturally responsive and kind.