Reading and Winter Break

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Winter break, a time for rest, relaxation, and reading! Students may not think of reading as their favorite use of time over break, but you can change that. Helping students formulate a plan and get excited about their reading choices will go a long way. Student reading choice is an important factor in encouraging students … read more »


Powerful Collaboration: Library and Art

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In honor of Georgia O’Keeffe’s birthday, let’s talk about the many ways school librarians and art teachers can collaborate. Librarian and teacher collaboration is a must for school librarians! Collaboration provides teachers, librarians, and students with new opportunities, resources, and ideas. It’s a win-win for everyone involved. Start small! Collaborate by helping the art teacher … read more »


Curation in the Classroom

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Curation in the classroom is not something new to educators; we curate content all the time for lessons, project resources, future ideas, and more. However, curation is also a valuable tool for students! It is a skill they can use in their classes, personal life, and future careers. Getting started with content curation in the … read more »


Celebrate Tolkien Week and HG Wells’ Birthday!

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Celebrating fantasy and science fiction in your classroom can be a win-win for you and your students! Science fiction and fantasy books provide fun and exciting ways to engage students in reading. There is no better time to bring these genres into your classroom than September—Tolkien week starts on September 19th, Hobbit Day is September 22nd, and HG Wells’ birthday is September 21st!  Fantasy books come in a … read more »


Back to School in Your Library!

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It’s August, which means most school librarians are back to school or gearing up to be back to school! No one yet knows what this school year will bring. The past two years have looked very different from normal. Planning can re-energize you and your school library! Whether you use a checklist to stay on … read more »