There is one thing that has drastically changed for me over the past ten years of being in education, and that is social media. Growing up social media for me was coding a cool background on Myspace which then evolved… Read More ›
3 Reasons to Love Passive Programming
In August, I attended #BossLibrarianPD put on by K.C. Boyd. This was a free virtual two-day professional development for school librarians featuring presenters from across the country. One such presenter was Holly Brown (@MsBrownsLibrary). She shared a session called Easy… Read More ›
Are you attending LibLearnX?
LibLearnX is the future. One of my favorite library conferences in my 20-plus years in the industry has been the ALA midwinter conference. But according to a December 2021 Publisher Weekly article, “The ALA Midwinter Meeting is history, LibLearnX is… Read More ›
8 Things on my “To Do” List to Start the School Year
When the calendar flips to August I start thinking about the start of the school year. As I make my “to do” list here are eight things I always do to start the year. Share New Back-to-School Books I create… Read More ›
Read & Relax: 5 YA Books To Read This Summer
We all need to take time for self care during the summer months. Time to recharge, regroup, and center before the next school year begins. All of us love books and love to read. That was probably the motivating factor… Read More ›
Top Knowledge Quest Blog Posts of 2021
Can you dedicate 10 minutes out of your busy day to learn and grow as a professional? If so, I encourage you to get in the habit of reading the Knowledge Quest blog. Here, you’ll find ideas, resources and opportunities… Read More ›
Welcome to AASL21!
Dear AASL National Conference Attendees, Welcome, friends, and gather ‘round It’s to the Beehive State we’re bound. In the City of the Great Salt Lake, The AASL National Conference takes the cake! It seems fitting that this year the only… Read More ›
Where Do You Get Your Ideas for Lessons and Projects?
When collaborating with teachers, I like to have a toolkit of ideas as we brainstorm ways to design lessons and assessment activities. Like authors get writer’s block, I also get “stuck” thinking of new ideas to implement with classes. The… Read More ›
Teaching Within Context
I applaud the Seuss Foundation for taking a stance on several books that are culturally insensitive. It was brave for the foundation’s leaders to acknowledge that some books penned by our beloved Dr. Seuss perpetuate stereotypes. They are books that… Read More ›
Enhancing Your #AASL21 Experience with Social Media
By Amanda Jones and Shannon DeSantis Gile The AASL National Conference, being held October 21-23, 2021, in Salt Lake City, will be here before you know it. Here are some of the ways that social cedia co-Chairs, Shannon DeSantis Gile… Read More ›