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School Librarians Belong in NYC Schools

School Librarians Belong in NYC Schools | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Certified school librarians are highly trained professionals who impact the entirety of the school community. They have been proven time and again to positively impact student performance. Every child has a right to a school librarian.
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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.
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Why school librarians matter: What years of research tell us

Why school librarians matter: What years of research tell us | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
When schools have high-quality library programs and librarians who share their expertise with the entire school community, student achievement gets a boost.

By Keith Curry Lance and Debra E. Kachel

Since 1992, a growing body of research known as the school library impact studies has consistently shown positive correlations
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Rolling By the Book

In Cuba, reading out loud to the workers in cigar factories became an industry-wide tradition in 1865. In that year Saturnino Martínez, a consummate smoker, journalist and poet, published the La Aurora journal, which was an advanced publication for the working class mainly used to enlighten the cigar workers sector. Martínez had the brilliant and altruistic idea of using people to read to the workers during working hours and he first organized readings in the El Figaro factory in Havana.
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Ignore the bit at the beginning about the joys of smoking...it'll still kill you.  But the role of the factory lector is fascinating.
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Some Small Ideas to Help Students Self-Select Books Better |

Some Small Ideas to Help Students Self-Select Books Better | | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
I was asked this morning on Twitter how we move students beyond wanting hand-picked recommendations every time they book shop.  How do they move beyond needing someone, typically, the adult or trusted reading role model to help them find the next book to read? The truth is there is no simple answer, however, there are…
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Native American Romance Novels by Native Authors

Native American Romance Novels by Native Authors | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
They're few and far in between, but that isn’t to say that Native American romance novels by Native authors, don’t exist. Here's some of the best options from authors like V.S. Nelson and Evangeline Parsons Yazzie.
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Sheryl Sandberg Weighs In On Sexual Harassment: "It's The Power, Stupid" - News & Guts Media

Sheryl Sandberg Weighs In On Sexual Harassment: "It's The Power, Stupid" - News & Guts Media | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook and author of the bestseller, Lean In, wrote a compelling Facebook post over the weekend.  In it, she argues that sexual harassment is all about power and offers advice to companies wondering how to combat it.  She writes “it is my hope that this moment will lead to a …
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Indigenous Reads: Beginning Your Reconciliation Journey at UAL

Indigenous Reads: Beginning Your Reconciliation Journey at UAL | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
An incredible list of indigenous stories for all ages - recommendations from UAL's Indigenous Interns.
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Disability in Kidlit — Reviews, articles, and more about the portrayal of disabilities in children's fiction

Disability in Kidlit is dedicated to discussing the portrayal of disability in middle grade and young adult literature. We publish articles, reviews, interviews, and discussions examining this topic from various angles—and always from the disabled perspective.
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The Power of Un-Leveled Books by Heather Zeissler

The Power of Un-Leveled Books by Heather Zeissler | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
“Your books are too easy!” A frustrated first grader told me one spring afternoon, as she methodically looked through our classroom library for a new chapter book to bring home.  This outburst was unexpected, as this particular English Language Learner (ELL) student was still working on constant-vowel-constant words, along with the first 100 sight words.…
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The ‘No’ in ‘Innovate’

The ‘No’ in ‘Innovate’ | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Selecting new initiatives is important for administrators and teachers—but so is refusing to take on too much.
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An open letter to the W3C Director, CEO, team and membership

An open letter to the W3C Director, CEO, team and membership | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Dear Jeff, Tim, and colleagues, In 2013, EFF was disappointed to learn that the W3C had taken on the project of standardizing “Encrypted Media Extensions,” an API whose sole function was to provide a first-class role for DRM within the Web browser ecosystem. By doing so, the organizatio
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Getting to GREAT Questions for Inquiry: Talking with your students draws out their best intentions

Getting to GREAT Questions for Inquiry:  Talking with your students draws out their best intentions | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
In an inquiry unit on waves, a group of fourth grade students generated the following list of questions. The question
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A good resource to share with your classroom teachers to help illustrate a stage of inquiry that doesn't generally exist in traditional research projects.
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How to get kids to look away from their screens and take pleasure in books

How to get kids to look away from their screens and take pleasure in books | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
How do you foster a love of reading for pleasure?

The simple answer is to read — yourself, with and to your kids — whenever you can. Make books a part of your routine, your home decor, your conversations. It's true, those screens are ever tantalizing, but be strong and be prepared for a little light cajoling, time management and some inventiveness, especially when it comes to defining what it means to read a book.
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To share with parents at the start of the new school year..
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How Libraries Can Turn Stories Into Maker Projects

How Libraries Can Turn Stories Into Maker Projects | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Librarians are developing maker activities for children's books that enhance the reading experience for kids.
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21 of the Best Horror Books by Women

21 of the Best Horror Books by Women | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Women writing horror don't always get the recognition they deserve, so we've gathered our favorite terrifying novels, novellas, & short stories by women.
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While lots of teens love reading horror, I suspect many library collections are like mine: lacking in representation, instead relying on stalwarts like Stephen King to address the genre.  This is a much needed list.
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Tanya Talaga wins $30K 2018 RBC Taylor Prize for Seven Fallen Feathers | CBC Books

Tanya Talaga wins $30K 2018 RBC Taylor Prize for Seven Fallen Feathers | CBC Books | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Seven Fallen Feathers shines a spotlight on the lives of seven Indigenous high school students who died between 2000 and 2011 in Thunder Bay, Ont.
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Black History Month: An updated youngCanLit book list

Black History Month: An updated youngCanLit book list | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Two years ago I prepared my first book list of 54 youngCanLit titles for Black History Month.  I have updated that list periodicall
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Free Science Fiction & Fantasy eBooks Online

Free Science Fiction & Fantasy eBooks Online | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it

This is a listing of 157 sites that legally offer free ebooks of Science Fiction-Fantasy works.  There is also a separate listing of audiobooks available (linked on this page).

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FREE online image libraries you can use - Top Left Design

FREE online image libraries you can use - Top Left Design | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Wondering where to find images for your blog? Here are some resources you can use, free and legally!
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Good image sources for student projects too....or library blogs.  Public Domain pics are easiest to use but sometimes harder to find, though some of these services include only PD pics.
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Enter The First Page now: CBC's new creative writing challenge for students | CBC Books

Enter The First Page now: CBC's new creative writing challenge for students | CBC Books | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Students in Grades 7 to 12 are asked to write the first page of an original novel that explores how a current issue or trend has played out in a century and a half.
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Library Resources for Dealing with Mass Shootings » Public Libraries Online

Library Resources for Dealing with Mass Shootings » Public Libraries Online | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
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Word Vancouver

Word Vancouver | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Word Vancouver is Western Canada's largest celebration of literacy and reading, celebrating 20 years in 2014.
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Educational Leadership:Reading: The Core Skill:Every Child, Every Day

Educational Leadership:Reading: The Core Skill:Every Child, Every Day | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
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Philly company digitizes 25,000 old records and they're free to download

Philly company digitizes 25,000 old records and they're free to download | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Twenty five thousand songs recorded onto 78RPM discs in the early 20th century have been released online for free They are the first batch of an estimated 400 000 piece virtual record collection to
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Letting Teachers Be Free

Letting Teachers Be Free | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Educators must remain engaged and autonomous in order to do their jobs well and avoid burnout.
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If We Push Children To Become The Readers We Want Them To Be, They May Not Become Readers At All

If We Push Children To Become The Readers We Want Them To Be, They May Not Become Readers At All | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
There is no such thing as a non-transferable piece of reading, and so we need to be very wary about what we ban or sniff at. When we call a book valueless, we may just be missing the value that particular story has to that particular child. We simply cannot know how reading that story will affect the adult they go on to become.
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