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Rare audio of O. Henry, who would’ve been 150...

Rare audio of O. Henry, who would’ve been 150... | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Rare audio of O. Henry, who would’ve been 150 today, on the secret of writing good stories. “I’m going to let you in on a few of my secrets in writing a short story. The most important thing, at least...
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“Communism has never been tried”? Cameron Gosley (Student post)

“Communism has never been tried”? Cameron Gosley (Student post) | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
One of the strangest arguments that I hear in defence of Communism is the mistaken belief that it has never been tried. This is usually in response to someone pointing out the failings of the ideology in practise. With a death toll in the realm of the tens to a hundred million people, this makes…
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Photo retrospective - those were the days

Photo retrospective - those were the days | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Just for fun I've pulled out some photos from the blog archive. Sure, we honour the work but we also take the time to play.    
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What's most important for a successful year 12? Past students tell

What's most important for a successful year 12? Past students tell | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Several of our 2015 year 12 students returned today to talk about their experiences in their final year as Melbourne High School students. It was great to see them again and chat about what pathway they had chosen for the next stage of their lives. Challenging as it was to accommodate over 300 year 12 students,…
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Winding up for the end of the year

Winding up for the end of the year | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
So it's a curious time of year when the regular pace and routine are disrupted by wonderful messy projects such as the year 9 city scavenger hunt, the year 9 city project (research/documentary), fo...
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Learning spaces that welcome and inspire - we visit Carlton libraries

Learning spaces that welcome and inspire - we visit Carlton libraries | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Yesterday we chose to go out and visit libraries as part of a curriculum day. It's wonderful to have the opportunity to step out of our own environment and take a good look at how other libraries, educational and public places create their spaces and cater for clientele. Not only is getting out a good thing…
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Welcome to the Gymbrary! - Year 12 muckup installation

Welcome to the Gymbrary! - Year 12 muckup installation | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
It was amusing watching students come into the library this morning, the day of year 12 Muck Up, the day the library became a little like a gym and the gym looked a bit like the library. This was t...
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Developing female characters – workshop with Kirsty Murray – and reading awards | Melbourne High School Library

Developing female characters – workshop with Kirsty Murray – and reading awards | Melbourne High School Library | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Exciting day today with the annual Year 9 and 10 Reading Assembly celebrating reading. Prizes are awarded to students whose reading is prolific, demonstrating depth and breadth. Some of our winners A less serious pose A highlight of the day was Kirsty Murray's much anticipated writing workshop in which she focused on the development of female characters.By the end of the workshop…
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Melbourne High School Library

Melbourne High School Library | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Window to the school
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Cut the teacher librarians last! A message from Kim Yeomans, Nick Earls and me | Brave New World

Cut the teacher librarians last! A message from Kim Yeomans, Nick Earls and me | Brave New World | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
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The Maker Issue | SLJ 2015 | School Library Journal

The Maker Issue | SLJ 2015 | School Library Journal | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it

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lyn_hay's curator insight, September 24, 2015 1:57 AM

This is a must-read for all teacher librarians. The School Library Journal's Maker Issue for 2015 provides advice on designing maker programs in schools and provides our profession with examples of how to build evidence of school library impact on student learning through maker programs.

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, September 24, 2015 9:15 AM

Read it and find ideas for your school library.  

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, November 4, 2015 6:09 PM

A must read for school librarians.

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Poetry is dead - Staff vs Students Debate @MHS

Poetry is dead - Staff vs Students Debate @MHS | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
So you missed the Students versus Staff Debate. Fear not, for we have at least some of it here in this blog post. Sadly two students were so relieved the debate was over that they threw their speec...
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How to get ready for Cross Country if you're creative

How to get ready for Cross Country if you're creative | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Firstly, you have an idea for what you're going to wear. You gather fabric, needle and thread, scissors, etc. You start sewing but time is running out so you enlist friends. Hmmm... let's see how t...
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We love to dress up as literary characters #bookweek

We love to dress up as literary characters #bookweek | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
One of our favourite special days is the traditional 'Dress up as your favourite literary character' day. As always we had some wonderfully creative and comical characters. The support from teacher...
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Warning: Triffid invasion - all in the name of Science

Warning: Triffid invasion - all in the name of Science | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
So it seems that Triffids have invaded the library; take care when you pass the lift. And it's all in the name of Science (with a capital 's'). A few more clues in the picture above. Seems it's a year 9 Science project display.  
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Where do you find the energy and passion at Melbourne High School? Interest Groups Expo.

Where do you find the energy and passion at Melbourne High School? Interest Groups Expo. | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
The annual Expo for MHS Interest Groups was unleashed on our new year 9s yesterday.Actually it kind of exploded. The library, dining hall and T29 spaces were temporarily transformed into a bustling marketplace offering so many shiny things that you would have to excuse the new students if they ended up feeling overwhelmed. The Interest Groups are the…
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Mad Hatter's Tea Party in the library

Mad Hatter's Tea Party in the library | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
The MHS Library Assistants and the members of the MHS Writing Interest Group (WIG) - formerly known as Competition Writing - came together for a Mad Hatter's Tea Party for a celebration. A huge tha...
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Skills and Strategies | Understanding Plagiarism in a Digital Age

Skills and Strategies | Understanding Plagiarism in a Digital Age | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Do your students have a hard time defining — and thus, perhaps, avoiding — plagiarism? Here are resources, exercises, and advice to help.
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Just year 12s having fun | Melbourne High School Library

Just year 12s having fun | Melbourne High School Library | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
For those following the blog, here are some more photos of our year 12 students on Muck Up Day. Oh, and a video of a couple of minstrels.    
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Do you have what it take? - 2nd Annual Tea Duelling Competition

Do you have what it take? - 2nd Annual Tea Duelling Competition | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Tea Duelling? I hear you ask. Yes - it's a sport for the modern age: Tea Duelling is an elegant sport for a more civilized age. Instead of hacking away at each other with long, sharp wedges of meta...
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Maths in the library is just like Big Bang Theory

Maths in the library is just like Big Bang Theory | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Maths and Reading live amicably in the library. I would say there is not a second when Maths is not happening in the library - there is always the individual student or a pair or a group of student...
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Heart of the school - St Martin of Tours Primary Library

Heart of the school - St Martin of Tours Primary Library | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Today I was delighted to be invited by Kim Yeoman to visit her library at St Martin of Tours Primary School. Kim is a super teacher librarian with a massive heart who brings the library to life wit...
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Big Penguin and Panda come to visit our library | Melbourne High School Library

Big Penguin and Panda come to visit our library | Melbourne High School Library | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
The multi-talented Sam Bi has kindly allowed his giant 3D paper origami animal figures, Penguin and Panda, to visit our library. They are nice and comfy on our shelves in the front of the library if you would like to come and see them. Sam created them these beautiful paper sculptures with many, many small…
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Using Thinglink to curate aspects of evil #heartsofdarkness | Brave New World

Using Thinglink to curate aspects of evil #heartsofdarkness | Brave New World | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
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Samhita Arni visits MHS for annual Book Week Literature Festival

Samhita Arni visits MHS for annual Book Week Literature Festival | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
The Year 9 students were privileged to see guest speaker Samhita Arni this week as part of our annual Book Week Literature Festival. Samhita was visiting Australia for the Melbourne Writers Festiva...
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