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Using Design Thinking to Re-imagine the Library by Lorrie Culver

I wonder (as I teach the book Wonder to fifth graders during summer school) how many of us independent school librarians work at schools that just don’t seem to know where the library fits within the hierarchy of the school. … Continue reading

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“We’ll see you soon, mate”

Like you, I’m done. Between the flurry of exams, graduation and end-of-year meetings, my brain is heading into hibernation. It doesn’t help that a ton of my wonderful library nerds graduated this year: However, a few days spent with colleagues, … Continue reading

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[New Tech] Killed the [Old Tech] Star

Placing myself firmly in the Retro club: image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_Killed_the_Radio_Star; video: https://youtu.be/Iwuy4hHO3YQ Do as I Say, Not as I Do There have been many discussions of the virtues/dangers of tech-enhanced learning (and living).  One of the most interesting players on the field is … Continue reading

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Review: AISL’s First Mentor Program

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” ― Robert Frost At the close of the school year, it is important to reflect on the months gone by: the challenging, the good, and the great.  I’ve been reflecting on AISL’s first … Continue reading

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How about a high school book fair?

After watching our Junior School (Gr 5-8) Librarian, Sarah Torrible, host 2 very successful book fairs in partnership with Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge, Ontario, those of us in the Senior School (Gr 9-12) started wondering if we could pull … Continue reading

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The Gift of Summer Reading

There has been no shortage of discussion on the topic of summer reading, but as ’tis the season, here’s another piece! As the end of the year approaches and a flurry of school events come and go, it seems to … 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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on #macgyverlibrarianship part deux…

I love my job! If I were someone who didn’t love job job quite as much as I love mine, I might know that as of the time that I click “publish” on this post, there are two weeks and 36 hours … Continue reading

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Take a Reading Field Trip

“History is more than war and politics; it is literature, the arts, engineering…above all, history is human.” This quote is a constant refrain in David McCullough’s recent book, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For, which is a … Continue reading

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If At First You Don’t Succeed: Reading Rosie Revere, Engineer with 2nd Grade

“Your brilliant first flop as a raging success! Come on, let’s get busy and on to the next!” She handed a notebook to Rosie Revere, Who smiled at her aunt as it all became clear. Life might have its failures, … Continue reading

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