We Connect Through Reading


This article by Wil Schwalbe  published in the Wall Street Journal, discusses why we need to read. We connect with others, we disconnect from technology, we learn new things.

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This is a great article to share with others in your building.

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How the School Library Helps Build Strong Blended Classes


This is the first in a series of articles describing 10 ways White Bear Lake High School teachers and the school library are working together to enhance learning in hybrid or blended classes.

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This first article talks about how increasing usage is about more than new furniture and a well-weeded collection, but it helps.
https://thejournal.com/articles/2016/01/06/how-the-school-library-helps-build-strong-hybrid-classes.aspx

Microcredentialing for Teacher PD


Studies have shown that, if clearly relevant, microcredentials can act as a motivator for teachers.

We know they work for many of our students.

Are you using Badges in your library? What kind of badge would you offer in conjunction with PD?

This article has more to say.

School Libraries and Makerspaces: Can They Coexist?


The answer is yes, with thought and planning.

This article is a great resource to show to your administrator to answer some of the questions you both might have.

Should students learn coding? Students, schools disagree | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2


This article discusses how eager parents and students are to get coding into the classroom, while few schools actually offer any CS classes.

Where do you think libraries can serve to fill the gap?

 

Should students learn coding? Students, schools disagree | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2.

Elevator Communication | SLWorkshop


Practice your elevator speech!

Elevator Communication | SLWorkshop.

Massachusetts School Library Association – What does a School Librarian Do? Perceptions vs Actual


What a school librarian actually does

I saw this blog post from the Massachusetts School Library Association and I thought it was too good not to share.

Massachusetts School Library Association – What does a School Librarian Do? Perceptions vs Actual.