"I am intrigued by this "whole child" view you speak about even as I think about how much time I spent investing in individual learners and their different styles in my own classroom. But what is successful in the classroom must…"
"I love how you apply depth to the surface skills that students need to have, especially pointing out the need for them to be not only "learned but inquisitive." Likewise, you take that depth into the skills that you need to cultivate…"
"I dont currently work in a school library program but ideally when advocating for my future school library, I would want to have a way to get the word out to faculty, parents, etc. I had this idea of an annual postcard that can be put in…"
"Amber this is a great smart goal. Inquiry is so important and teacher-librarians are such a good resource to infuse lessons with technology. This kind of lesson would meet several standards and I often find that technology can be the key…"
"Audacity is not only a great resource for podcasting but its also the BEST price: free! I used this program with a few podcasting projects and I found it to be good quality and easy for my middle schoolers to use. I set up a station from…"
"I was interested in GoAnimate. I often had students illustrate their idea of a concept for homework or class work so I could see if there were any misconceptions I could clear up before assessments. Their favorite was drawing comic…"
"In the 2011-2012 school year, the Teacher-Librarian at XYZ Middle School will increase non-English, translated, and culturally diverse books and materials by 10%.
Details: The Teacher-Librarian will collaborate with ESL, Bilingual, and…"
I like the art project and writing assignments that went along with the history discussions and readings. Too often students are handed something and are told to read it because it pertains to what they have read. I think…"
"Cooperation: Several years in a row our science department had students do the very popular, but also very typical “Wanted Scientists Posters.” We coordinated with the librarian to have books pulled that might contain…"
"In my search for a mission statement that resonated with me I attempted to find mission statements from a Power Libraries other than the one belonging to the teacher-librarian I interviewed. I was surprised to find that several of the Power…"
"How neat to read about the history behind the change in the role of the media specialist. Also, thanks for reiterating the roles that LMSs have to perform on a daily basis to make a difference in their schools and validate their…"
Your Power Librarian is my hero. That technology instruction block sounds like a nightmare and I cannot believe that she was able to move mountains and bring about change in such a short time. I recently substituted at some…"
"Wow! It looks like your Power Librarian took the iniative and made her library begin to work for itself. I love that she had the foresight to bring in graphic novels and books for ELLs. My last year of teaching I was in an…"
"The Creative Commons concept seems to be a good answer for schools and universities to be able to take back some of their research and ideas. Its a shame that universities have to buy into databases to access work that their scientists…"
I work full-time at an academic library and I am married to a wonderful guy that works and attends school full-time as well. We have a dog and a cat. I have a BA in English as well as Texas and Colorado teaching credentials. I have worked at academic libraries (3) and one public library and also taught 6th grade for 3.5 years. Last, I started my master's to be come a School Librarian at UC Denver Spring 2011!