Student Engagement/ Teaching Models

The Medium is the Message

One of my students working as a provisionally licensed elementary school librarian recently complained that his principal had criticized him for allowing students to free read or read independently the last 10-15 minutes of one particular library class time. The… Read More ›

Love Your Library!

February is the month of love, and what a better time to promote loving your library in your school. In this post I’m going to give you practical ideas on how to gain favor and appreciation for your school library…. Read More ›

Who Is Doing the Work?

 About eight years ago, Colchester Public Schools began looking closely at who was doing the work in the classrooms. Were teachers doing the work, or were the students? Barbara Gilbert, Director of Curriculum for Colchester Public Schools, explained why considering… Read More ›

Love Letters

In the file cabinet at my school that holds all the records of the library including budgets, articles, handouts, and lesson plan ideas, there is a folder titled: Do. Not. Forget. There nestled inside are many small straggly pieces of… Read More ›

The Capstone Project

The School Librarian’s Role in the Capstone Project: 5 Ws and H of the Capstone Project. WHY? With the current generation the number one question when we introduce the capstone project is “WHY?”  “Why do we have to do this?”  When… Read More ›