Author Archives: Ellen Back

Prepping For Fall – A Possible Visiting Author

This past year my school hosted Janet B. Taylor for our visiting author. She is a hard working and talented writer and an even better person. She visited four sections of 8th grade history and also taught a writing workshop … Continue reading

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All The News About Fake News

While this is not exactly new “news,” this year I did a 7th grade history lesson on fake news and wanted to share resources that we used from the Stanford History in Education Group. Stanford collected data from over 7,800 … Continue reading

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Library Leadership Council (and Happy Half Birthday Harry Potter!)

This year we started a Library Leadership Council (LLC) for middle school students. Book Club was a huge hit last year, and many of my regulars wanted to do more for the school and for the library. For our first … Continue reading

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Library Leadership in a Digital Age

Last spring I was fortunate to be able to attend the Library Leadership in a Digital Age (LLDA) program at Harvard University. Before the program began we were assigned readings to complete in order to prepare for our classes/sessions which … Continue reading

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