Distance Learning Success: Poe-a-Tree Forest (K-12 Collaboration)

In case you missed it: distance learning is hard for everyone. From my last distance learning post: Honestly, it’s hard for everyone involved. It’s challenging for the students, who long to be in their classrooms with their friends. It’s challenging for the teachers, who have had  to pivot in a moment’s notice and completely recreate […]

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Distance Learning Success: Robot Design Project (K-8 Collaboration)

Distance learning is hard. Honestly, it’s hard for everyone involved. It’s challenging for the students, who long to be in their classrooms with their friends. It’s challenging for the teachers, who have had  to pivot in a moment’s notice and completely recreate their curriculum and teaching style, all while staying up at night worrying and […]

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Engaging Readers with Audiobooks

“How do I keep my reader interested, engaged, and growing without access to new books?” It’s a question that, as a reading specialist and a librarian, Ms. Grant and Ms. FitzHenry have seen from parents countless times in the past few weeks. Since our School closed its campuses in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Best of 2019: Blog Posts

Happy New Year, friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday. I’m excited to share our top posts of 2019 – they’re always so different than I expect. Some of these were favorites last year, too, and some are brand new. I know that I loved writing them – I hope that enjoyed reading them […]

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Behind the Shelves: School Library Planning

Do librarians use lesson plans? What kind of planner do you use? How do you plan for so many different classes every week in the library – and how do you keep it all straight? I’ve gotten a few questions recently about how I plan, so I wanted to share my current system. Planning as […]

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Behind the Shelves: Help, I’m transitioning to my first K-5 library!

Hello Sarah, I am transferring from high school to an elementary school next year as the librarian. The school is Pre-K – 5. This is very broad, yet would you please have any advice to offer? Are there any specific books, blogs (other than your own obviously), etc. I should read/follow? Thank you so much! […]

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Behind the Shelves: What is a Literature Based Makerspace?

Hi! I just read your post on the Nerdy Book Club blog. You mention a “literature based makerspace.” What is that?? That sounds so cool! -Emily A literature based makerspace is, quite simply, a makerspace that’s inspired by a piece of literature! Do you remember that feeling you used to get when you were a kid, […]

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