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12 (mostly cheap) Teacher Tricks that Work in an Elementary Library. Learning practical teaching tips and tricks is one of my favorite forms of professional development.

12 (mostly cheap) Teacher Tricks that Work in an Elementary Library

I love when others share simple things that can be applied quickly and easily to my teaching and improve learning for my students. Here are twelve tips and tricks that work in my library: A Magic Wand – This can truly be magic! This wand is used to dismiss students from the rug to move to other activities. It prevents the mob mentality that happens when everyone goes at the same time. A Mystery Box – Yes, this was once an ordinary tissue box, but now holds questions, vocabulary words, objects, or letters. Give Me Five – This was a dollar store find! Sit Spots – These are not as cheap as the other tips in this list, but they are totally worth the price! A Puppy (or other stuffed animal) – This little dog makes noise when you squeeze his tummy. A Chime – Our school uses the Responsive Classroom Model, and this chime fits with that model. Return my book next week, Next week, next week,

Dewey Designs to Share — Katie Day. But it was fairly monochrome and I envisaged associating different colors with different sections, much like the famous colored layout of rooms at Powells Books in Portland, Oregon (see colored section sign to the right).

Dewey Designs to Share — Katie Day

A Snapshot of a 21st-Century Librarian. There’s a stereotypical image of a librarian in popular culture: someone older, in thick-rimmed glasses and overly modest clothing, guarding the silence in a room full of books with all-powerful shushes.

A Snapshot of a 21st-Century Librarian

But as the internet has largely replaced brick-and-mortar libraries as the go-to resource for information gathering, librarians’ purview is no longer confined to just books. Libraries have had to evolve from providing the internet as a service, to being responsible for interacting with it, to indexing and archiving a rapidly increasing amount of information. Though the occupation is only expected to grow by 2 percent from 2014 to 2024, many librarians have forgone bookkeeping and cataloging for specializing in multimedia and taking on research- and technology-oriented projects such as digitizing archives. Theresa Quill, a research librarian at Indiana University, Bloomington, specializes in the relationship between geography and cultural behavior, and digital mapping.

Interactive Reader’s Advisory: Flow Chart Display. Once upon a time I woke up with an idea for a display.

Interactive Reader’s Advisory: Flow Chart Display

A huge flow chart that took up an entire wall, and asked readers questions about their reading preferences. As they worked their way down the chart, they would have to decide for themselves what kind of book they wanted to read, and eventually would find themselves at an envelope with a booklist. This week I was able to make that display a reality at The Cambridge Idea Exchange!

I love reader’s advisory tools that ask the users to make decisions for themselves about what they want to read. Not only does it help them find a great new book, but it helps them figure out what they like, and why they like it. Something extra I decided to add was a “Personalized Book Suggestions” form on the back of each booklist.

The Gift of Reading. The list of what a child needs in order to flourish is short but nonnegotiable.

The Gift of Reading

Food. Shelter. Play. Love. Something else, too, and it’s meted out in even less equal measure. Words. Reading fuels the fires of intelligence and imagination, and if they don’t blaze well before elementary school, a child’s education — a child’s life — may be an endless game of catch-up. That’s a truth at the core of the indispensable organization Reading Is Fundamental, a nonprofit group that provides hundreds of thousands of free books annually to children age 8 or younger, in particular those from economically disadvantaged homes, where books are a greater luxury and in shorter supply. I shine a light on Reading Is Fundamental, or R.I.F., for several reasons. We’re in the midst of giving thanks, and this group deserves plenty.

We’re on the cusp of the year-end holiday season, during which many people turn their attention to charity, making the most generous of their yearly donations. Five laws of library science. The Five laws of library science is a theory proposed by S.

Five laws of library science

R. Ranganathan in 1931, detailing the principles of operating a library system. Many librarians worldwide accept them as the foundations of their philosophy.[1][2] These laws are: Books are for use.Every reader his / her book.Every book its reader.Save the time of the reader.The library is a growing organism. Overview[edit] First Law: Books are for use[edit] The first law constitutes the basis for the library services. The first law of library science "books are for use" means that books in libraries are not meant to be shut away from its users. Second Law: Every reader his/her book[edit] This law suggests that every member of the community should be able to obtain materials needed. The second law of library science "every reader his/her book" means that librarians serve a wide collection of patrons, acquire literature to fit a vast collection of needs, do not judge what specific patrons choose to read.

Variants[edit] References[edit] Master of Management in Library and Information Science online.