5 Things Every School Library Website Should Have I ran across this article the other day outlining the 5 "essentials" that every school website should have. Naturally, it got me thinking about my own library's web presence. I'm one of those nerdy people who actually really loves tinkering with web design. Don't get me wrong, I'm no code writer, but given a little time and a few tools, I can make, if nothing else, a huge mess good effort. Additionally, I probably spend more time than I should poking around other school library websites too - just trolling for inspiration and such. It's easy to spot the sites that only get updated once per year.
Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step All of us have had major classroom disruptions that try our patience and push our limits. These incidents can threaten our sense of control and generate fear of looking weak to other students. We fear that other students might do the same thing if we don't take a strong stance. Couple these feelings with the possibility of taking the disruption personally, and we have a recipe for disaster. Call Number Centers This year I am changing my outlook on my lessons just a bit. I would like to incorporate a center-based review of concepts that I have taught to my students about library skills. I got my idea from Cari S.
Programs - Hickey All Star Library Shelf Elves are 3rd-5th grade helpers that give up a recess once a week to come into the library and help shelve books. These people are a tremendous help to the librarian. There is an application that must be filled out, and it includes a set of shelving quizzes so that Mrs. "Failure is an option. Fear is not”: Creating a safe intellectual space for learning This month, SmartBlog on Education is exploring classroom design and management — just in time for the new school year. In this blog post, educational leadership professor Maria Boeke Mongillo offers five ideas for "constructing a space that supports possibilities rather than perfection." Film director James Cameron once said that young filmmakers should adopt the motto "Failure is an option. Fear is not.” His point was that in order for new artistry to emerge in his field, filmmakers have to take risks and explore the potential of their medium without worrying about whether the product is successful or marketable. This struck me as a good motto for classrooms as well.
Tricks to Getting Library Books Returned - Lessons by Sandy The end of the year in the library brings many stresses, but the biggest one for me is how to get library books returned at the end of the year. I’ve tried making announcements in the morning and handing out certificates for classes to post on their door showing that they have turned everything in (you can read more about that here) , but this year I decided to go one step further. On the front of our library doors, I put up this collection of signs to help advertise and make the school aware of how many books were still needing to be turned in at the end of the year. My hope was that as parents came and dropped off or picked up their kids, or as teachers dropped their kids off at the library, it would help remind them to look for lost books. Here’s how our display looked this year. (Note: We had just finished our “Happy Camper” book fair, and I was asked to keep it up for the end of the year.
Powell County Schools Easy Fiction Shelf Order Spine Labels - A book's address - Locating books on the shelves in the E section Students will: listen attentively and respond to a story. State in their own words how fiction picture books are arranged on the library shelves. 5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers I made a good number of blunders my first year teaching that still make me cringe. I learned, though. And it’s fair to say that when it comes to managing a classroom, most of what we learn as new teachers is trial by fire. It’s also smart to heed the advice of those who have walked—and stumbled—before you. If you’re struggling with discipline, here are five tips that you can start using right away.