This report on urban school districts in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vista, CA, illustrates the setbacks faced by each and the steps taken to restore or maintain school librarians after budget cuts following the 2008 recession.
Most teachers consider themselves life-long learners. As professionals, teachers are required to complete a certain amount of professional development (PD) every few years to keep their certification current. Usually this PD looks like speakers coming to teacher’s meetings, or educators attending conferences or taking courses at a local college. While these opportunities are ways to advance their craft, many teachers find that they don’t get much as they should from sitting in meetings or classes.
"School librarians can increase the relevance of their libraries by integrating the use of Web 2.0 tools into their practice" (Creighton, 2012, p.57) but it has also been noted that some school communities are removing their libraries and qualified staff (O'Connell, 2014).
Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future by Terry Heick (Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post) So we’re taking a stand here. This is all subjective, but it’s worth talking about.
American teens don't just make friends in the schoolyard or neighborhood — many are finding new friends online. Video games, social media and mobile phones play an integral role in how teens meet and interact.
Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools by Terry Heick Libraries are brilliant because books are brilliant. So how we organize those books is no small matter—and deserves additional scrutiny as technology changes things.
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