Articles and links related to the vast field of Teacher-Librarianship, collected by a Teacher-Librarian-in-Training. Many posts are also relevant to classroom teachers because they either are directly applicable to the classroom experience or they'll give you insight into what our T-L colleagues are working to support in our schools.
We have created an abusive society. We have normalized, regularized, and routinized abuse. We are abused at work, by the very rules, norms, and expectations of our jobs, at which we are merely “human resources”, to be utilized, allocated, depleted. We are abused at play, by industries that seek to prey on our innocence and literally “target” our human weaknessses. And now we are abused at arm’s length, through the lightwaves, by people we will never meet, for things we have barely even said. We live in a society where school shootings are the rule, not the exception, where more people will have taken antidepressants than not…and now one where nearly everyone will have been abused on the web…for a random, off-hand, throwaway comment, an idle thought, something trivial, unremarkable, meaningless.
When making successful school-wide change happen, it is important to consider how the changes are implemented. Blanket expectations with minimal preparation make work for some, but it likely will create an adverse effect in many. Read on to consider a possible solution to get more people on board with that important change.
This new book is a great resource for parents and teachers who are either new to the K-12 system in BC or who have felt alienated from schools because they don't understand how they do things now (as opposed to "when I went to school") or have had their own unfavourable experiences with the school system.
The authors are all experienced administrators in BC schools (while I know them, my recommendation is based on the preview chapters I read). They are available for presentations to Parent Advisory Committees or other interested groups (contact them via the website). The public is also invited to the book launch, September 11, 2015 at
What Every Parent and Educator Needs to Know
Jennifer Cowley's insight:
This new book is a great resource for parents and (student) teachers who are either new to the K-12 system in BC or who have felt alienated from schools because they don't understand how they do things now (as opposed to "when I went to school") or have had their own unfavourable experiences with the school system. It would also be a good addition to professional library collections and teacher education cohorts.
The authors are all experienced administrators in BC schools (while I know them, my recommendation is based on the preview chapters I read). They are available for presentations to Parent Advisory Committees or other interested groups (contact them via the website). The public is also invited to the book launch, September 11, 2015 (details on the website).
There may be overlap between fans of science fiction and readers of graphic novels, but when we think of comics, even those of us who know better tend to think of superheroes first. And superheroes form brilliant genre with loads of storytelling potential—but they're not nearly the end of what
Books written, illustrated, and/or translated by Canadians, about Canadians, and/or set in Canada which include LGTBQ themes. A book's inclusion here is NOT a guarantee of quality or appropriateness for your library's particular readership. Build your collection as you deem appropriate BUT ensure that any LGTBQ resources you acquire will be readily accessible to LGTBQ readers and others through clear cataloguing/tagging and accessible shelving. Pairs with http://bitly.com/1M10z5m
Jennifer Cowley's insight:
I created this board for a project in my M.Ed. program (LIS 516) at the University of Alberta. Finding titles that are LGBTQ AND Canadian is a very difficult process. If you want to collaborate on the board, please PM me on Pinterest.
This website has been designed to give you some insight into my inquiry. I have shared my inquiry question, the process by which I searched for information, the resources that I collected and new lines of inquiry that stemmed from my learning. Another important part of inquiry is the reflection; this is included on the last page of the site.
My Inquiry Question:
How do teacher-librarians and school libraries impact student achievement and what implications does this have for my practices as a teacher-librarian?
Talking about race isn't easy. It's personal, it's political, it's visceral. That these were two of the most hotly anticipated and talked-about books of the year only underscores the power of literature to provide a window into this most difficult of subjects. Here are twelve books that have changed the way we talk about race in America.
Advice is available everywhere you look, and some of it is very good. Still, with everything you have to do right now, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of it all. And the fact is, a lot of those tips won’t work very well if you fail to follow this one essential rule. [...]
Building a Rainbow Collection of LGBTQ Canadian Children's Literature By Jennifer Cowley A virtual seminar prepared for LIS 516 (Su15) at the University of Alberta, Masters of Education in Teacher-Librarianship Program
Jennifer Cowley's insight:
I created this presentation for a project in my M.Ed. program (LIS 516 Canadian Children's Literature) at the University of Alberta. It includes links to other reference lists and the Pinterest board created to accompany the project.
As we are all patting ourselves on the back about how cheerful the media has been about Caitlyn Jenner’s gender transition, pay attention to this: no one does anything about the gender-shaming of female athletes. In fact, it is often promoted by the sports establishment in articles like Ben Rothenberg’s. So it is no wonder that nearly all the lesbians on the women’s tennis tour, and many other lesbian and trans athletes, stay in the closet at a moment when lesser folk with lots of social and economic privilege can be as out as the please.
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