Collections and scool libraries - Bing Vidéos. ASWANN_Arnot_2013_commended.pdf. Csd_school_public_library_collaboration_final.ppt. SLMR_TheoryofCollaboration_V8.pdf. School Library Monthly Blog » Collaboration. I mentioned in a recent SLM Blog post that I was excited to have an co-written article published in the March 2014 issue of School Library Monthly, “New Collaborations through Effective Communication.”
In this article, we talked about being intentional and reflective in planning and communicating to build public library and school library collaborations. My co-author was Katelyn Nelson, who I thought of right away when thinking about this topic. Katelyn was a student in graduate courses I had taught in curriculum and in children’s literature, and her professional interests include working in public library settings with children and young adults. With experiences that cross the school and public library landscape, Katelyn had a unique perspective to bring to the subject. Katelyn recommended two books on conflict resolution to guide us in talking about good communication: Getting to “Yes”: Negotiating Agreement without Giving In (Fisher, Ury, and Patton 2011) –Rebecca Morris. ASWANN_Arnot_2013_commended.pdf. The Power of Collaboration. We hear a lot about collaboration in the school library.
Collaboration really is the key to creating a dynamic library program at your school. You may be asking yourself: how can I find time to collaborate with teachers when I have a fixed schedule? I’ll let you in on a little secret. It’s not as hard as it seems. Are you kidding me? I’m right there with you. Collaboration can still work in these situations. So what am I supposed to do?
Meeting after school could work… if we lived in a perfect world. So if you don’t have formal meetings, how do you collaborate? This is the beauty of collaboration – it doesn’t have to be formal or complicated. Next, strike up conversations with teachers when they pick up their classes (if you’re on a fixed schedule). Another way to break collaboration barriers is to eat lunch with classroom teachers.
Finally, think outside the box. What do you do when people won’t get on board? The Power of Teacher Collaboration. Teaching is simultaneously one of the hardest and one of the most rewarding jobs in the world.
We often say that students make it worth it, but there’s something else that can make or break your happiness as a teacher: your colleagues. In this article, “Research Shows Teacher Collaboration Helps Raise Student Achievement,” researcher Carrie Leana writes about the missing link in school reform: teacher collaboration. In her study of over 1,000 4th and 5th grade teachers in New York City, Leana found that, “students showed higher gains in math achievement when their teachers reported frequent conversations with their peers that centered on math, and when there was a feeling of trust or closeness among teachers.”
Collaboration begins with finding time to connect with colleagues, to share thoughts, and provide support. Here are 3 tips for successful collaboration: 1. Remember to ask your colleagues to share their trials and triumphs with you, too. Highly Effective School Librarians Create Collaborative Culture. Teacher/Librarian Collaboration – From a Teacher’s Perspective. Five key roles for 21st-century school librarians. Presenters at Alan November’s Building Learning Communities conference described how librarians today must curate, foster citizenship, forge connections—and more By Michelle LuhtalaRead more by Contributor August 2nd, 2012 As the lone librarian and technology integration specialist for an entire district, regularly meeting her K-8 students on a fixed schedule, Miller does not teach alone.
She models collaboration by forming instructional partnerships with educators around the world. Two Libraries, One Voice, a joint blog documenting Miller’s co-teaching experience with John Schumacher, Brook Forest Elementary School’s librarian 338 miles away in Illinois, illustrates how technology transcends geography in the new millennium. Common Core Invariably, there comes a time when either Valenza or Miller deliver a presentation where an audience member raises a hand to say, “Yes, but…” After the “but” comes a reference to state testing, instructional mandates, curricular requirements, and so on.
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