102 of the Most Inspiring Storytelling Quotes of All Time - Type A Communications February 2, 2016 Stories have been shared in every culture for millions of years – starting with rudimentary drawings by people who lived in caves – as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation and instilling moral values. The ancient art of storytelling has made its way to the boardroom, but some people – including marketers – still wonder if it’s that big of a deal.
Getting Control of Classroom Transitions Here are TEN effective ways to help teachers get control of classroom transition times. If you have ever dreaded transitioning your class from one center to another, or have regularly lost valuable class time just waiting for your kids to settle down and be seated after lunch or recess, then this is for you! Here are some of the techniques that have worked for me in Kindergarten, first, and second grade. Chances are, a few of the ideas here will work for you, too! librarywork Library Games, Library Skills and activities picture made with www.wordle.net Authors - various lists of websites and birthdates Better Book jackets author webquest - Duffy LibaryMeet the Authors - video clips from Barnes& NobleVideo interviews - Reading RocketsPronouncing Dictionary of Authors' namesPronunciation Guide - TeachingBooks.Net- audio clips of authorsBarcodes in books -St.
The School Library Media Specialist A school is a learning community. Each teacher and child comes with a unique set of experiences that contribute to the community of learning. The school library media center offers a wide variety of resources and opportunities. However, the enthusiastic leadership of a teacher librarian is essential to bring the potential of information and learning resources alive for both teachers and students. Designed primarily as a tool for a university course at Indiana University at Indianapolis, this website is available to anyone who wants to learn more about the role of the school library media specialist in today's schools.
Keeping Your Library Collection Smelling F.R.E.S.H! Yesterday I had the opportunity to work with a fun group of librarians in the northern part of my state who had some questions about weeding. Specifically, they were concerned about getting rid of old materials when their collections are already small and there's no money to replace the discards with shiny new replacements. I understand this concern, but when it comes to weeding, I err on the side of less being more.
What is the impact? - The Leader In Me Create a Leadership Culture Leader in Me schools use school culture as a powerful vehicle to affirm the worth and potential of students throughout the physical and emotional learning environment. In addition, schools effectively distribute leadership responsibilities across staff, students, and parents, and regularly hold leadership events to build identity and unity within the school community. What Research Says… "I believe that culture is the hidden tool for transforming our schools and offering our students the best learning possible. Traditionally, policymakers have focused on curriculum as the tool for transformation, naively assuming that teachers merely deliver curriculum to their students….In reality, curriculum is something that is enacted with students.
Ms. Duncan's Educational Website 1st Quarter: Expectations Procedures renewing books Dewey Sort by genre ABC Order Numerical Order Call Numbers Serach OPAC accessing ebooks AR progress AR reading level codes 2nd Quarter: Digital Citizenship The Librarian Edge / Listservs Re libraries: LM_NET -- US School Library Media Specialists "LM_NET is a discussion group open to school library media specialists worldwide, and to people involved with the school library media field.... Conversation on LM_NET should focus on the topics of interest to the school library media community, including the latest on school library media services, operations, and activities.
Google for Teachers: 100+ Tricks It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it. Now, we can use it a little more easily. With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for all teachers, so why not take advantage of the wide world that Google for teachers has to offer? Connections, Not Consequences I was recently at an intermediate school observing the classrooms of teachers who had signed up for assistance in working with one or more of their difficult students. As expected, I saw a range of inappropriate behaviors among the kids I was asked to observe, including Keegan wandering around the room, Carlton with his head on the desk, Shaleesha and Louisa bickering over a pencil, and Manny making squeaky noises. Later on, I met with each of five teachers to discuss their concerns and explore strategies. While every teacher had no trouble reciting a litany of these students' disruptive behaviors, I was amazed that, three months into the school year, not one was able to tell me any of the students' favorite out-of-school interest, hobby, or activity.
Caleb's Creek Media Matters: September 2012 I am experimenting with using wikis this year. I am starting with my fifth graders and may work down to younger grades in the future, but I don't know yet. We spent our time going over what a wiki is, how and when you might use a wiki, examples of a wiki, and cyber safety and etiquette. This video was a really helpful introduction for them. (The previous link will take you to the video on TeacherTube, it is also on YouTube, but can't be embedded.)
Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki - Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki Welcome to Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki. This wiki was created to be a one-stop shop for great ideas and information for all types of librarians. All over the world, librarians are developing successful programs and doing innovative things with technology that no one outside of their library knows about. There are lots of great blogs out there sharing information about the profession, but there is no one place where all of this information is collected and organized. Alberta School Library Council’s Blog Posted by: by Kelly Reierson and Lissa Davies As we work to build twenty-first learning skills...collaboration, creation and communication we need to look at how we can support this by creating an environment that meets that need. The Learning Commons concept takes libraries that one step further to support digital students and learning. What is a Learning Commons? “Keechlin, Rosenfeld and Loerttscher define it as “a learning “space” that is both physical and virtual – a place to experiment, practice, celebrate, learn, work and play.
Resources Toolkit for New Teachers Before you dig in to the resources, consider advice from veteran educator Elena Aguilar in her post, "What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher." Also, listen to encouragement and insight from a variety of educators who describe what they would have said to themselves on their own first day of teaching, in the video "If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day of Teaching." Preparing, Planning, and Support To set the stage for a successful first year of teaching, it’s important to do some advance planning and preparation.