This page is dedicated to the idea that School Librarians are not protectors of dusty shelves covered with outdated books, but instead dedicated teachers and Information Literacy specialists. This is a forum for sharing ideas about literacy, technology, and teaching.
This is brilliant.
"When I first started teaching, popsicle sticks with names was my go-to for partner pairing! Flash forward a few years and after experimenting with Class Dojo partner generator or different iPad apps, I always found myself losing several minutes to do those casual last minute “switches” to students who are not ideal partners and accidentally got paired together. Enter..... THE PARTNER WHEEL! One quick spin and partners are chosen, and the best part is that students can be easily separated by keeping them on the same circle 😉 It’s so simple that I wish I implemented this way sooner!" 📷: instagram.com/grade3withmsp
Lesson plans were always a bit tricky for me, but I turned every one in to my principal at the end of the year.
NEAToday.org Strengthen Your Curriculum
These are good tips for any lesson.
neatoday.org As educators, it’s important to push the boundaries and try new things in the classroom. Especially towards the middle and
This could be an interesting article to pair with The Yellow Wallpaper.
atlasobscura.com The arsenic-laden pages of "Shadows from the Walls of Death" should not be touched without gloves.
I'm planning to do a "E is for Everyone" K-12 initiative next year for this very reason
edutopia.org Hearing books read aloud benefits older students, enhancing language arts instruction and building a community of readers.
Defunding of mental health programs, overcrowded classrooms, disrespect for teachers, lack of counselors, bullying at all levels, overstimulated students...guns are not the problem.
wegotthefunk.com Teaching in Colorado and this Nation has so many challenges, but guns are not the problem or the solution. Colorado school teacher and school shootings.
I forgot about some of these.
This is a great list.
edutopia.org Within these methods you’ll find close to 40 tools and tricks for finding out what your students know while they’re still learning.
"The hard truth is that racism functions as a "superpredator" of Black and Brown children within our schools."
edweek.org It isn't enough to "love all students," writes the University of Georgia's Bettina L. Love.
therepresentationproject.org If you haven’t visited the children’s book section of a brick and mortar bookstore...
yahoo.com If young girls can be what they see in the world, then prepare for a new generation of female scientists. The visibility of women in science today is increasing thanks to the work of, yes, female scientists who grew tired of watching “manels” (male-only panels) at conferences and seeing only mal...
Graphic novels are an important part of the collection.
publishersweekly.com A bookseller makes the case for using graphic novels to helps kids cope.
This is one reason it's important to read the reviews.
knowledgequest.aasl.org Stories are never "just" stories. They provide readers with models of how to move through the world. What models are we putting in YA readers' hands?
This infographic is really interesting.
Everyone is entitled to their own point of view, but here's why yours is probably wrong.
Try a little kindness.
weareteachers.com Our students—like all of us—are often facing invisible challenges. Empathize first, and the rest will follow.
Don't slap a big old rainbow flag on the spine. Be discreet.
chooseprivacyeveryday.org Here are some ways to make the library a welcoming and safe space for kids and teens to explore their identities.
This is great!
Can everyone look right here... The universe is expanding. You've heard of the MiB, Men in Black. Now watch out for the LiB, Librarians in Black in this paro...
The impact echoes throughout the entire building.
khou.com Teachers say they’re leaving a profession they love because of an increase in classroom disruptions.
Support your school libraries. Write letters to your local school board, go to school board meetings, talk to your local school principal, volunteer, donate...VOTE.
dailykos.com It’s a story that has largely slipped under the radar. School libraries are being Cut… Spokane Eliminates School Librarians, Continuing Trend of Disappearing School Libraries and Cut… Librarians cut from San Jose's Alum Rock School District...
Podcasts are the way I stay awake in the car.
bookriot.com Are you a fan of children's literature? Whether you're an adult, a kid, or a little bit of both, there's podcasts for children's books out there for you.
This is a great idea!
blogs.slj.com My friend Jennifer LaGarde (@jenniferlagarde) recently introduced me, and our Young Adults Reading and Literacy students at Rutgers, to the idea of Book Bentos.
This trend needs to stop!!
latimes.com L.A. Unified elementary school libraries are on the chopping block once again, and library aides, many of whom could lose their jobs, are screaming for justice.
Some humor for the day...
Do you have a word wall in your library?
edutopia.org Transferring ownership of the class word wall to the students can increase their engagement and learning.
edweek.org The gap between what children in poverty need and what their teachers are able to give them is too vast for any teacher to fill, writes Justin Minkel.
I just started following this one!
bc.ctvnews.ca There's gold hidden in the shelves of the Vancouver Public Library, and an anonymous employee is digging it up.
Soft censorship is insidious.
publishersweekly.com Middle grade author K.A. Holt reflects on an experience with soft censorship during a recent school event.
I'm Gamora. How about you?
weareteachers.com Here's who would be who.
Now we need to share our favorite lesson plans for these best sellers.
comicsbeat.com Comics and graphic novels bounced back from 2017’s sales slump to have their best year ever in 2018. That’s according to the annual report prepared by ICv2’s Milton Griepp and Comichron…
This is a collection of free, non-binary, gender-inclusive stock photos.
broadlygenderphotos.vice.com The Gender Spectrum Collection is a stock photo library featuring images of trans and non-binary models that go beyond the clichés. This collection aims to help media better represent members of these communities as people not necessarily defined by their gender identities—people with careers, re...
This makes me happier than you know.
I was there when they gutted the library to make room for those new classrooms.
slj.com Julia Torres challengedfaculty to bring students to the school'scollection and make independent reading part of the campus culture.
"You are an ass-hat."
I'm sorry but it makes me laugh every time.
bigthink.com A classic essay defines different ways to disagree, from the worst to the best, with lessons that ring true in our divisive times.
I appreciate her.
news.yahoo.com JCPS teacher Jessica Dueñas skipped the ceremony in protest of the Trump administration's policies.
This is an editorial about Florida, but it's also a great example to use for analyzing an argument.
tampabay.com The Legislature votes to divert tax money to vouchers for private school tuition. Republicans bet the new state Supreme Court will allow it.
And how will this affect the information we ut in children's hands? And the cost for textbooks?
edsurge.com Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education plan to join forces in an all-stock merger. The news, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, would create the ...
seriousreading.com Blog30 Reasons to Read Books Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Even if you have read one good book in your life, you will know what reading gives. It gives you incomparable pleasure. While there is no doubt about the fact that reading is a priceless activity, it has been observed that the habit of....
theguardian.com It is time to change the education system before we have no one left in the classroom except the children, says headteacher Jeremy Hannay
This looks like a good resource.
poynter.org Visit the post for more.
A great article to share in your building.
kappanonline.org Research shows positive correlations between school library programs and student achievement.
It looks like the recommendation is to have a minimum of 80 books, and benefits increase as that number goes up.
Hooray for programs that give children books so they can build their own home libraries.
smithsonianmag.com A new study suggests that exposure to large home libraries may have a long-term impact on proficiency in three key areas
I love this response.
How exciting is this???
loc.gov In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week (April 29 to May 5), today the Library of Congress launched a unique online...
slj.com Children's Book Week turns 100, and the literacy initiative is providing free resources to help everyone mark the occasion.
NSULA Watson Library
Here are some titles for the ubiquitous books to tv display.
dcl.bibliocommons.com Book-Based TV Shows & Movies in 2019 by DCLadults - a staff-created list : These current and upcoming TV shows and movies are adapted from books.
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Yaquina View Elementary is a K-2 school overlooking the beautiful Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon and is a part of the Lincoln County School District.
Welcome to Lincoln County School District, located on the beautiful central Oregon coast! We are a public school district serving students in grades K-12.