Top 100 Education Blogs for Educators and Teachers - Education Blog Top 100 Education blogs The Best Education blogs from thousands of top Education blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. If your blog is selected in this list, you have the honour of displaying this Badge (Award) on your blog. 2017 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers The list of 71 titles and 2 series, drawn from 151 nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read for any reason. “Our committee is very happy with the titles we selected this year,” said Chair, Dorcas Wong. “Reluctant readers will be treated to a diverse selection of intriguing nonfiction, wild adventures, twisty mysteries, and thoughtful realistic stories.
Classroom Management - It's Not About Control Last week I blogged about “Entrance and Exits” and how to manage them for a smooth transition. This week my focus is on what happens in-between the coming and going. You have many roles as a librarian—information specialist, instructional partner, teacher, and program administrator, but the one you will be judged on is teacher. Managing the library environment, as I noted, is challenging and many have difficulty with it. The topic is rarely covered in library school and what works in the classroom doesn’t translate easily to the library. You don’t have a regular seating arrangement, you don’t give grades, and there are many places where students can be out of sight.
Top School Library Blogs One look at the titles of blogs narrated by school librarians reveals the evolution of a profession within an institution that is at a pivotal point. Charged with the vital duty of promoting digital literacy, today’s librarians are daring, unquiet, sassy and definitely e-literate. This list features the top school library blogs ordered by website popularity metrics and social media engagement including the number of websites that link to a blog and number of followers on Twitter. Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times As a new presidential administration finds its footing here in the United States — and as fighting spills across borders and international institutions abroad — teachers and students alike may feel that keeping up with the news is more important than ever. We hope our 10-week contest can make that easy. But we also hope students will realize that reading The Times is fun. As you’ll see in the guidelines below, literally anything published on NYTimes.com in 2017 is fair game. We don’t care if you choose a piece about North Korea or naked mole rats, far-right politics, food, fashion or flying cars; we just care what you have to say about why you chose it.
Heart of the School Share17 Have a look at some of these reports, all of which stress the importance of reading for pleasure and educational achievement. A well run and professional school library can address these difficulties. (Most recent reports first.) Book ownership, literacy engagement and mental wellbeing National Literacy Trust 2018 School Library Connection Blog In today’s age of social media and instantaneous communication, the world seems smaller than ever before. With so many people across so many diverse countries, cultures, and backgrounds in contact with one another—and often part of our school communities—it is important to acknowledge and promote a global perspective among young learners. This is particularly relevant for libraries, where diverse characters and stories can offer readers windows into the lives of characters very different from themselves. Below is a list of titles recommended by SLC reviewers that focus on characters from various backgrounds and walks of life, all experiencing problems, joys, fantasies, and ordeals that readers from anywhere in the world can recognize and relate to. Subscribers can always find reviews of other great titles like this at reVIEWS+
Custom Library Book Bikes Roll Out Across US In Cleveland Heights, Ohio, where winter temperatures reached a record low of –11°F the first week of January 2014, many bicyclists would have likely opted to drive. But for one librarian and avid bike rider, the weather was no obstacle for his commitment to his library’s book bike program. “We were lucky with the weather, really,” Eric Litschel, adult services associate at Cleveland Heights–University Heights Public Library (CHUHPL), tells American Libraries. “The worst day I rode was probably a little over 10 degrees.” Sam Lapides, special projects coordinator at CHUHPL, says the library’s Book Bike program, initiated in spring 2013, was supposed to run for only spring, summer, and fall. But the zeal of participants like Litschel made it a successful yearlong program.
Library Newsletters It’s midway through the school year, so it’s a good time to share the exciting things that have been happening in your library with your stakeholders. In my school library, I do that through a newsletter that I send out each quarter to faculty and a weekly newsletter that I send to our library internship team. If you are looking for a way to communicate your successes and promote your collection and programming, a newsletter can be an effective marketing tool. If you already regularly send a newsletter, it could be time to consider some new features. Here are some tips for beginning or refreshing your library newsletter. ON LIBRARIES: Hilda K. Weisburg I decided to take my own advice and make time for fun (yes, that’s a professinal resolution. Read on to see that one) – and more time for me. My blog for this week is a repeat of the one I did for January 2, 2017. I am also going to take next week off. I deserve it. And you deserve your time off – take it.
YALSA's Teens' Top Ten About the Teens' Top Ten I TTT Nominees I Previous Winners I Promoting the TTT I About YA Galley YALSA has launched the Teen Book Finder Database, which is a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners. Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists. This new resource will replace the individual award and list web pages currently on YALSA’s site that are not searchable and that are organized only by year.
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