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Sense and Sensibility: Why Librarians Remain Essential to Our Schools

Sense and Sensibility: Why Librarians Remain Essential to Our Schools | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Unless lawmakers can be made to understand the critical role these and other educational professionals play in contributing to schools in which we can all be confident and proud, then many of these positions will remain in jeopardy to the detriment o...
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Promoting your school library through social media

Communicate, Participate, Advocate Connecting your library to your school community through social media Image: Clare Bloomfield / FreeDigitalPhotos.net htt…
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Ditching Dewey: Hot Topic in Hartford | AASL 2013

Ditching Dewey: Hot Topic in Hartford | AASL 2013 | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
At the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference in Hartford, CT, common themes and hot topics of discussion emerged. One popped up numerous times—
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"Genrefying" a High School Library: A Detailed Planning Document

"Genrefying" a High School Library: A Detailed Planning Document | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
This detailed planning document provides an overview of the school project I undertook for LSC 530, Texts and E-Tools for Tots and Teens, at the University of Rhode Island. For this project I “genr...
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San Francisco Schools Transformed by the Power of Meditation

San Francisco Schools Transformed by the Power of Meditation | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Silence isn't something people usually associate with middle school, but twice a day the halls of Visitacion Valley School in San Francisco fall quiet as the...
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2014 NERDY AWARDS FOR FICTION PICTURE BOOKS ANNOUNCED BY TERI LESESNE

2014 NERDY AWARDS FOR FICTION PICTURE BOOKS ANNOUNCED BY TERI LESESNE | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
I have read a ton of picture books this year.  That ton might even be a literal ton given the number of them packed into boxes  (see photo) so that they can “float on” to new owners after the holid...
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10 Common Problems Old Souls Experience At Least Once In Their Life

10 Common Problems Old Souls Experience At Least Once In Their Life | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Having a different set of expectations and ideas about living can make it hard to feel like anyone truly understands you and what drives you in life.
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About - TinkerLab

About - TinkerLab | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Welcome to Tinkerlab, where you’ll find creative experiments for makers and rule breakers. TinkerLab has been celebrated as one of the top 25 Creative Mom Blogs  by Circle of Moms and was named most awesome local blog by Red Tricycle. Rachelle is one of the 20 Must Follow Moms on Pinterest, and TinkerLab is just an all-around rad resource …
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Why Quitting is Perfectly Okay. — So, this is life. — Medium

Why Quitting is Perfectly Okay. — So, this is life. — Medium | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
It’s always the same story for me: I start a project, a class, an idea, or a story. I eagerly rush in, align my pencils, lay out my…
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The Best Children’s Books and Picture-Books of 2014

The Best Children’s Books and Picture-Books of 2014 | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it

Indeed, books that bewitch young hearts and tickle young minds aren’t “children’s books” but simply great books — hearts that beat in the chest of another, even if that chest is slightly smaller.

This is certainly the case with the most intelligent and imaginative “children’s” and picture-books published this year. (Because the best children’s books provide, as Tolkien believed, perennial delight, step into the time machine and revisit previous selections for 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.)

 

This is certainly the case with the most intelligent and imaginative “children’s” and picture-books published this year. (Because the best children’s books provide, as Tolkien believed, perennial delight, step into the time machine and revisit previous selections for 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.)

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These are wonderful reviews which would also make great exemplars of reviews of visual texts. Visual literacy is increasingly important in newer English curricula, but can be hard to work into courses.  Check your picture book collection and collaborate with your English department to create a short, discrete visual literacy/review assignment they could work between units.

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, November 19, 2014 7:42 PM

Love love love "My Teacher is a Monster". Fabulous message in that story! Teachers are human too!

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Night at the bookshop: Waterstones stages a sleepover after a tourist got trapped in the store

Night at the bookshop: Waterstones stages a sleepover after a tourist got trapped in the store | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
After an American tourist got locked in to one of their bookshops, Waterstones are inviting volunteers for a sleepover. Here are ten short books you could read in an evening – but what would you do if you could spend the night in a bookshop? Let us know in the comments below
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50 Cultural Icons on Their Favorite Books

50 Cultural Icons on Their Favorite Books | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Everybody loves a good book. Yes, everybody -- even the rich, famous and culturally relevant. And since there's nothing better than a book recommendation from someone you already idolize, why not c...
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Web 2.0 tools for promoting the library collection

From the Saskatchewan School Library Association

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Ditching Dewey: Choosing Genre Categories | Mighty Little Librarian

Ditching Dewey: Choosing Genre Categories | Mighty Little Librarian | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Mighty Little Librarian - Librarian Tiff's Blog
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Genrefying the Fiction Section: The Pros and Cons

Genrefying the Fiction Section: The Pros and Cons | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
image found on Google Images search (labeled for reuse with modification)Recently, I created a publicly editable document (I LOVE LOVE LOVE that we have technology that helps us collaborate and sha...
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Trends in the Library World

Trends in the Library World | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Blogging Challenge for School Librarians, Day 9

There are a lot of new trends (and some recycled trends) in the library
world. Share one you have tried or are considering trying. 

At the recent conference for the American Association of School Librarians
, there were several sessions on genrefying a school library collection.
Genrefying isn't exactly new, though it is a trend. The idea is that, by
following a bookstore model with better organization, the connection
between student readers
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Ditching Dewey: Genrefication in Your Library | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

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Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Librarian

Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Librarian | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
It takes more than a creaky book cart and reading glasses to become a librarian. Rather, librarians often have a substantial education in their field, which itself is full of variety. From academia to public libraries and archives, being a librarian entails much more than shelving and shushing.
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Library – School in the Cloud

Library – School in the Cloud | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about starting your own Self-Organised Learning Environment or becoming a School in the Cloud Granny.
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Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress: A Tender Story of Gender Identity, Acceptance, and Overcoming Bullying

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress: A Tender Story of Gender Identity, Acceptance, and Overcoming Bullying | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
How to swish, swish, swish one's way into the spaceship of identity.

Of all the imprisoning polarities and stereotypes in our culture, no
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Canada’s collective memory at risk due to shortcomings at Archives: auditor

Canada’s collective memory at risk due to shortcomings at Archives: auditor | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
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Why You Read Like an Expert – and Why Your Students Probably Don't

Why You Read Like an Expert – and Why Your Students Probably Don't | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
A recent experience in class left me a bit rattled, and made me wonder if I’ve long been trying to teach an impossible skill. It confronted me with a fundamental question: What’s teachable, and what do students simply have to figure out on their own with the passage of time?
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Stacked: 7 Steps to Protect Your Privacy As A Blogger (Or As A Person On The Internet, Period)

Stacked: 7 Steps to Protect Your Privacy As A Blogger (Or As A Person On The Internet, Period) | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it

"So we can either sit with our fear, give up blogging all together, or we can act in ways that offer us more privacy than we have right now."

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