|Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:00:42 +0000|
Given that all of the standards we use in our teaching require that students ask questions, it behooves us to think about some of the processes we have to help them do just that. In previous blog posts (actually almost all... Read More ›
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|Library Lessons with Picture Books: Observing Birds|
|Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:00:13 +0000|
The Audubon Society has the perfect tagline: “Get Outside: That’s where the birds are, after all.” Wouldn’t students just love spending time observing birds in the playground? Many birds migrate during the month of March, so now is a great... Read More ›
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|What Are We Asking Kids to Do? Designing Research Projects That Ignite Creativity|
|Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:00:58 +0000|
What Are We Asking Kids to Do? We’ve all collected research projects that have been less than inspiring. A list of facts glued onto a poster board. PowerPoint presentations with ten bullets on a page that are all but plagiarized.... Read More ›
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|Let’s Get Real|
|Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:00:08 +0000|
By Jeanie Phillips, AASL Standards implementation task force member Young people astonish and amaze me. They are capable of so much. Kids like Marley Dias, ALA Midwinter 2018 keynote speaker, who organized the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign. She sent over 9,000 books... Read More ›
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|Teenagers and Community Engagement: The Developmental Picture|
|Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:00:40 +0000|
In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, students on our campus at Harvard Westlake and at schools across the nation have come together in solidarity. Challenging the stereotype of the self-absorbed teenager, these students are engaging with... Read More ›
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|Growing Your #PLN: Search. Follow. Connect.|
|Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:00:42 +0000|
Throughout our #ConnectedEducator blog posts, we have taken a look what it means to be a connected educator; what a hashtag is and how to use them through Twitter chats; and most recently, how to build your social media profile... Read More ›
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|Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:00:18 +0000|
During the past two weeks, we have all listened to the Parkland students as they voiced their anger, pain, and frustration. On the other side, we listened to those who said that these were just kids and the #NeverAgain movement would... Read More ›
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|Jason Reynolds calls school libraries “places of recognition for young people” in new PSA|
|Thu, 08 Mar 2018 22:26:43 +0000|
A new public service announcement featuring New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds is now available from AASL as part of the 2018 celebration of School Library Month! In the PSA, Reynolds speaks to how school libraries are places of refuge and... Read More ›
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|Meet the 2018 AASL Candidates–President-Elect|
|Thu, 08 Mar 2018 17:00:28 +0000|
As the ALA/AASL spring election season approaches, AASL is using this public forum as a venue to introduce our 2018 slate for the AASL ballot. Each candidate was given the opportunity to respond to this question: “What is the biggest/most important change... Read More ›
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|iGen: School Librarians Must Understand New Generation|
|Thu, 08 Mar 2018 14:00:20 +0000|
The Generation Gap or How iGen Are You? At 58, I joke with people that I love being a middle school librarian because I’m still so in touch with my adolescent self. As a late Boomer, the mother of late... Read More ›
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