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Successful Library Design Attitudes. In previous Learning Landscapes articles (Whisken, 2011 - 2015b) I have explored the research and decisions being applied in the digital and physical landscapes of school libraries as they evolve, with particular application to my own situation, Carey Baptist Grammar School, where a new library is the hub of a $30m Centre for Learning and Innovation.

Successful Library Design Attitudes

The guiding question has been: What are the forms (space designs and arrangements) that best suit the functions (particular types of learning with information, wide reading and study) to take place in the school library? It brings together two key influences: Lyn Hays’ iCentre themes (2011a, 2011b, 2012) and Christine Bruce’s Informed Learning (2008). The question is used again in this article as the umbrella for examination of successful attitudes brought to the design process for new or remodelled library spaces in a variety of fields.


2017 Casual Teacher Librarian and Support Staff. Move over Freud: literary fiction is the best therapy. I read zines to escape surveillance and clickbait. It's the new teen rebellion. Flicking through photocopied pages, and pausing, and then taking a deep breath.

I read zines to escape surveillance and clickbait. It's the new teen rebellion

And then again, turning over to a new page allowing yourself time to absorb the sentiments, before carefully moving on, slowing down time around you to let the new ideas settle. These are the initial movements, the capsules of realisation, for a rookie zine reader. At once so ordinary and yet so overwhelmingly liberating, the transition to this from being a passive news reader via social media can leave you feeling giddy. For me, this is because the power of a zine is the inextricable, life-affirming granting of permission to speak. Groupe public EYLF/NQF - Ideas & Discussions. Tools & Resources. LEARN.

Balanced and Barefoot by Angela Hanscom - Balanced and Barefoot Book. How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children.

Balanced and Barefoot by Angela Hanscom - Balanced and Barefoot Book

In this important book, author Angela Hanscom shows how outdoor play and the unrestricted freedom of movement are vital for children’s cognitive and physical development and growth, and offers tons of fun, engaging ways to help ensure that kids grow into healthy, balanced, and resilient adults. Today’s kids have adopted sedentary lifestyles filled with television, video games, and computer screens. But more and more, studies show that children need “rough and tumble” outdoor play in order to develop their sensory, motor, and executive functions. Disturbingly, a lack of movement has been shown to lead to a number of health and cognitive difficulties, such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), emotion regulation and sensory processing issues, and aggressiveness at school recess break. So, how can you ensure your child is fully engaging their body, mind, and all of their senses? Teacher librarians disappearing from Australian schools at a ridiculous rate.

Teacher librarians are disappearing from schools all over Australia at a ridiculous rate, which is resulting in a drastic drop in children’s literacy skills across the board … Why is this happening?

Teacher librarians disappearing from Australian schools at a ridiculous rate

The role of the teacher librarian in Australian schools is under threat according to Softlink’s 2014 Australian School Library Survey, which reported a staggering 25 percent decrease in schools employing school library staff. But that’s not the worst bit … A 2013 QUT study published in the Curriculum and Leadership Journal have identified a direct correlation between fewer teacher librarians and a reduction in student literacy levels right across the board. So why are our teacher librarians disappearing from schools? Welcome to BookCrossing. Research Library. Coping with 'classroom shock': new teachers susceptible to stress and burnout — EducationHQ Australia.

Teacher wellbeing is critical for enhancing individual student outcomes, but with figures suggesting that anywhere between 25 and 40 per cent of new teachers quit globally within one to five years of beginning to teach, something is well amiss.

Coping with 'classroom shock': new teachers susceptible to stress and burnout — EducationHQ Australia

What triggers this decline in wellbeing has been the topic of a great deal of research since the 1970s when the term ‘teacher burnout’ was first coined by social psychologist Christina Maslach, yet we seem no closer to providing practical solutions. While issues around administrative workload, a perceived lack of collegial or supervisor support, unsupportive parents and carers, shame-based media reporting and ever-changing policy and process may be toxic over time, the greatest contributor to a loss of wellbeing, especially for new teachers, sits around the impacts of low self-efficacy for classroom and behaviour management (CBM).

Index. Colored Pencil Tutorial Part 1. Prismacolor Charts (updated 12/16/2011) all on one page!

Colored Pencil Tutorial Part 1

Updated links and videos (added 3/29/2012) I've been reading and taking notes! You know once a teacher.. Blending and Burnishing Colorless blender pencil Prismacolor Marker colorless blender. Great books for little people. Theconversation. Philosophy can seem a daunting subject in which to dabble.


But there are many wonderful books on philosophy that tackle big ideas without requiring a PhD to digest. Here are some top picks for summer reading material from philosophers across Australia. Mysimpleshow - create your own explainer video in minutes. Crochet classes reviving old-fashioned craft one stitch at a time. Posted Start with a slipknot, then a few chain stitches before moving on to a couple of trebles.

Crochet classes reviving old-fashioned craft one stitch at a time

If this sentence means anything to you, you probably know how to crochet already. But this old-fashioned skill is finding new fans thanks to small classes run at a craft shop on Elizabeth Street, Hobart. Our most detailed view of Earth across space and time. Australia's changing landscape through Google timelapse – video. Adding 50 new tours for schools with Google Expeditions. A Beginner's Guide to BookTube. Teacher resources. A Beginner's Guide to BookTube. Annual Special: The best science books of 2016. I have long believed that E.B.

Annual Special: The best science books of 2016

White’s abiding wisdom on children’s books — “Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down.” — is equally true of science books. Annual Special: The 16 Best Children's Books of 2016. NOTE: Some email programs can't display messages beyond a certain length.

Annual Special: The 16 Best Children's Books of 2016

Theconversation. When education commentators turn their attention to the teaching of reading in Australian schools, they often use metaphors of war. They talk about the reading wars as if our classrooms are sites of intense battle. Comic explainer: how memory works. We recall thousands of events and procedures every day, but what is memory? In this comic explainer, The Florey Institute’s Dr Jee Hyun Kim explains how memory works, why we recall some things more easily than others and what we can do to improve our retention of those events and facts that we really want to hold onto.

Illustrations by Wes Mountain for The Conversation. This is one of a series of new formats that we’re experimenting with at The Conversation to explore the work of our authors and their discoveries. If you have any feedback on what works - and doesn’t work - about this format, we’d love to hear from you. Please email with your thoughts. Designing learning environments in schools. Facebook fake-news writer: ‘I think Donald Trump is in the White House because of me’

Twitter, Google, Facebook are changing their policies to prevent bullying and improve accuracy. AbeBooks: 50 Essential Graphic Novels. Habibi by Craig Thompson While the term 'graphic novel' only entered common usage as recently as the late 1970's, novel-length works in either pictures-only forms or pictures in combination with text have existed since the 19th century. Baby boomers who haven't picked up a comic book since childhood will most likely associate the term with the Classics Illustrated series, which does not quite fit the modern definition. As defined today, a graphic novel is a book-length story told in comic strip format where the art is of equal or greater importance than text, and published as a single volume.

Fiction, non-fiction, biography and memoir can all be considered graphic novels if published in book form and presented through the use of sequential image panels. Some purists limit the definition to include only never-serialized, stand-alone stories, while others allow room for compliation editions of previously published comic book series.

AbeBooks Review: Maus by Art Spiegelman › Play Video. Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement. By Debra E. The Impact of Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment.