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What is a teacher librarian?
Defining the role of teacher librarians for those who think we just look after books
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A poet’s view – presentation by Bonny Cassidy

A poet’s view – presentation by Bonny Cassidy | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
A big thank you to Bonny Cassidy for her talk about poetry with our year 9 students today, and to Blair Mahoney for organising Bonny and all the wonderful speakers this week. What a fantastic way to spend Literature/Book Week!
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The thinking behind the evolution of blogging – 4 case studies (ALIA seminar) | Brave New World

The thinking behind the evolution of blogging – 4 case studies (ALIA seminar) | Brave New World | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
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Year 9s create fantastic art using SCAMPER technique

Year 9s create fantastic art using SCAMPER technique | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Higher order thinking in Art? Not a problem. Working through process? Always. Take a look at Year 9s art as they work through the SCAMPER technique.      Year 9s  have been producing beautiful work. More in a future post.          
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Would it be immoral to send out a generation starship? #philosophyponderings

Would it be immoral to send out a generation starship? #philosophyponderings | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Reposted from the MHS Philosophy blog which is the home of Mx Barham, Mr Mahoney and their ponderings. Would it be immoral to send out a generation starship? (shared by Mx Ross Barham) ‘If human beings are ever to colonise other planets – which might become necessary for the survival of the species, given how far…
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Music chases away the Winter chill – Winter Concert MHS/Mac.Rob

Music chases away the Winter chill – Winter Concert MHS/Mac.Rob | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Every year the Winter Concert shines brightly through the chill of Winter, and this year it seemed that musical standards were once again transcended by the talent and hard work of students from both Mac.Robertson and Melbourne High School, supported by the equally talented and hard working music staff. We couldn't have asked for a better venue…
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art does matter

Did Van Gogh actually artistically capture a complex pattern of turbulent fluid structures?
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Rare sightings of teachers in the library makerspace

Rare sightings of teachers in the library makerspace | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Thanks to Sam Loh (smiling on the right of the photo above), the Lego Club is a hive of activity in our small makerspace in the library. If you're very quiet and move slowly, you may even spot a teacher or two rummaging in the Lego boxes along with the students. Image source: independent.co.uk Our…
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We are teacher librarians. We teach library lessons. #perception #librarymyths | Brave New World

We are teacher librarians. We teach library lessons. #perception #librarymyths | Brave New World | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Tania Sheko's insight:
A tongue-in-cheek response to the flawed perception of the role of teacher librarians.
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The Riddler – challenging our Maths Trust

The Riddler – challenging our Maths Trust | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
We are always looking out for puzzles and maths problems to challenge our students - many of whom are highly able in mathematics. It's not an easy task to find a problem that isn't resolved within minutes. Finally we've discovered something that confounds the brightest maths whiz: The Riddler poses some very tricky challenges. I'm…
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The library is a learning commons - we learn from our students

The library is a learning commons - we learn from our students | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Our library houses our book and magazine collection and electronic resources, but, without a doubt, people are our most valued resource. We like to think that we provide a positive learning environment here for our students, and we watch them learn from and with each other in the library. Our students are a wonderful resource to…
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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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Behind the mike – Mr Mahoney interviews Lucy Treloar and Tony Birch #BookWeek

Behind the mike – Mr Mahoney interviews Lucy Treloar and Tony Birch #BookWeek | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
As part of Book Week this year, we had novelists Lucy Treloar and Tony Birch visit to talk to the Year 11s. Tony made the long list for this year’s Miles Franklin Award for his new novel Ghost River and Lucy is the on the shortlist for her debut novel, Salt Creek, with the winner announced on Friday.…
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Coinflip

Coinflip | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Quick, someone approaches. Hide it. Conceal it. That was close, remember why you're doing this, remember what he did to your father. The screams and the splatter, oozing redwater over the chalk white floors. Never forget. Never forgive. His empire built on suffering souls, screams drowned out in the quest for progress. But you don't…
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New for Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design – MHS library Libguides

New for Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design – MHS library Libguides | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
We have lots of new resources in our Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design digital library - our Libguides. On the Visual Communication Design page, look for the tabs at the top: Australian designers and design companies, Berlin designers/illustrators, European designers/illustrators, UK designers/illustrators, US designers/illustrators, and design agencies and organisations. All of these resources are new -…
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What is slam poetry? Teachers give Year 9s get a taste.

What is slam poetry? Teachers give Year 9s get a taste. | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Do you groan when someone mentions poetry? Now be honest. Let's face it, understanding poetry is not one of the easiest things. And how relevant are daffodils and daggers to the everyday lives of teenage boys? What about slam poetry? Urbandictionary.com defines 'slam poetry' as: A type of poetry expressing a person's personal story and/or…
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Happy Bloomsday! #jamesjoyce #ulysses

Happy Bloomsday! #jamesjoyce #ulysses | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set on 16 June 1904) are relived. It is observed annually on 16 June in Dublin and elsewhere. Joyce chose the date as it was the date of his first outing…
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Our year 9s workshop with Mark Wilson – endangered species, Vietnam war, comics and looking for the shapes in things

Our year 9s workshop with Mark Wilson – endangered species, Vietnam war, comics and looking for the shapes in things | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Mark Wilson visited our year 9s today. His most recent book, Beth: the story of a child convict, has almost sold out even though it isn't officially released until May 30. Mark kept 2 classes of year 9 transfixed talking about his 2 main interests - our natural environment and endangered species, and his experiences of the Vietnam war.…
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I wrote the Safe Schools LGBTI program, Tony Abbott. It’s vital and it changes lives – Chris Bush

I wrote the Safe Schools LGBTI program, Tony Abbott. It’s vital and it changes lives – Chris Bush | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Photo credit: Carol Cho/AAP (from the Guardian article) Chris Bush is an Economics and English teacher at Melbourne High School, and he is also involved in MHS rowing. He is one of the authors of the Safe Schools LGBTI program. Recently he was in the audience for the #QandA program: Safe Schools, Sniping and Senators . Chris wrote…
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Gus reads Martin Amis #gusreads #growlingwithgus

Gus reads Martin Amis #gusreads #growlingwithgus | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
What is Gus reading now? Gus has been reading Red Dog by Louis de Bernieres and Yellow Dog by Martin Amis. Yellow Dog was definitely not what he expected. It explores the complex lives of five very different men, including Xan Meo, a one-time familial paragon who suffers a personality change following a brutal assault,…
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Meet Gus. Gus loves to read. #gusreads #growlingwithgus

Meet Gus. Gus loves to read. #gusreads #growlingwithgus | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Meet Gus. Gus reads. He reads a lot because he loves reading. At the moment he's reading Ruth Ozeki's My year of meats. According to our borrowing records, Gus is one of the most prolific borrowers from our library - close second to Noah. Stay tuned for more of Gus. #growlingwithgus
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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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