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A storyteller

Last week, Canada lost one of its most beloved storytellers: writer & broadcaster Stuart McLean, host of the seemingly perennial Vinyl Café , passed away leaving quite a legacy. For decades, people from all across our country – from small … Continue reading

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Shelfie Challenge

This year, my 3rd/4th grade team of teachers decided to change up the way they were teaching technology. Our two classes function independently of each other, but they have been yearning for some joint planning time as well as opportunities … Continue reading

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Making the most of summer: Professional Development

Even though the weather is in the high 70s here in Florida, as I pack for a weekend trip north to visit family, my thoughts turn towards long summer days. I always find February is the time when I can’t … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day in Middle School (Fun or Fear?)

Valentine’s Day… thrills and fun or awkwardness and misery? For me, a bit of both. Even as an adult, I am not always in the “right” romantic state to make it giddy bliss. My preference is to downplay specifically “romance” in Middle School. Our … Continue reading

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on teaching teachers to be wolves in a “fake news” world…

I had an opportunity to teach my teachers about “fake news.” “I’m not a librarian. What should I be teaching my kids about fake news?” After reading Courtney Walker’s latest post, I have to admit, I added the quotation marks … Continue reading

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Fighting Fake News-International Fact-Checking Day on the Horizon

Many of us in AISL have shared our lessons and experiences about how we are addressing research and information literacy in the face of the fake news media buzz. I wanted to revisit the topic again because of the ongoing … Continue reading

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When Everyone Around You Is Acting Like a Two-Year-Old

It’s a typical Tuesday morning: outside the Lower School doors, I hear a teacher reminding students to walk quietly into the library and find a place to sit.  The door opens, and in scramble 14 of the cutest kids you’ll … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Students Enjoy Circuits !

It all started with a New Year’s Resolution…one of my K teachers asked her students to think of something they wanted to learn more about in 2017. When school started in January, she made a list of what they resolved … Continue reading

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Strength and fortitude

Anyone else in the January doldrums? While the calendar tells me that we’re just back from the holidays, it feels like energy is low and spirits are lagging. It can be easy to get caught up in it – which … Continue reading

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With a Little Help from My Friends

The start of the new calendar year has been hectic indeed.  Our amazing assistant librarian is off on maternity leave, and while a former student library proctor turned library school graduate student is now interning with us, we just don’t … Continue reading

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