Library Media Specialist in Arkansas. Self-proclaimed geek. Lover of nature and music. Always learning.
How to get Started with Mindfulness
I am a self-proclaimed work-a-holic. Or I used to be. I think inherently that most educators are. We work hard for our students. We work through local politics that influence our careers, our students, and our futures. We work. Almost… Read More ›
Spark Change: Using Digital Skills to Share Your Story
I first met Olivia Van Ledtje a few years ago at a very busy Digital Playground amidst the chaos of ISTE’s annual conference. While I had been a fan of Liv (as she’s known by her audience), I was not… Read More ›
Digital Citizenship: More Dos, Less Don’ts
According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, citizenship is “membership in a community (such as a college); the quality of an individual’s response to membership in a community.” It stands to reason that when considering digital citizenship, the same definition can… Read More ›
I Earned a Badge! Now What? Keeping Track of Digital Badges
Professional development has evolved over the last few years. It’s often said that professional development should not be a one-size-fits-all or sit-and-get style any longer. Individualized professional development has been on the rise, along with individualized learning for students. When… Read More ›
Ask the Hard Questions
Not quite a year ago, I saw a Twitter post by our state commissioner of education. The post was not out of the ordinary. He was sharing information about updates to state standards of accreditation. As I read through… Read More ›
Stuck on Standards? The School Librarian’s Role
In last month’s post “Stuck on Standards?” I highlighted two examples of how to implement the AASL Standard Framework for Learners. In both examples, I utilized the same lesson and standard frameworks, scaffolding each for different grade levels. Scaffolding is… Read More ›
Stuck on Standards?
The AASL National School Library Standards were published a little over one year ago. Many school librarians have been implementing the standards in practice since, and many school librarians are just getting started in their implementation process. However, some librarians… Read More ›