On the coattails of stripped contract language and the revolving door of temporary Teacher-Librarians the once collaborative relationship between the classroom teacher and teacher-librarian fell to the wayside, resulting in a fend for oneself approach to locating, using, and teaching about reference resources. Subjected to this particular environment for an extended period led to the … Continue reading Planting a Seed to Instigate Change
Managing and evaluating a reference resource collection can be directly compared to the planning process involved with going on a road trip. Let me explain how. Successful management and evaluation of a resource collection involves a number of stages, as does planning a road trip. According to the Educational Resource Acquisition Consortium (ERAC) document titled, … Continue reading A Teacher-Librarians Evaluation Road Trip
It is often unnerving to pull back the curtain and take a look behind. Doing so often reveals an area of neglect, weakness or flaw that has been hidden away, set aside to be attended to another day. A day, that sometimes, never seems to come. The curtain however has been drawn. With that comes … Continue reading Looking Behind the Curtain: An Evaluation of a Reference Resource
Follow the Yellow brick road. … Continue reading Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Hiking. Some love it, some hate it. I once had a love-hate relationship with hiking until I questioned why. How is it possible to hold such conflicting emotions for the same act? While reflecting on my good old love-hate relationship with hiking, I was able to tease out my conflicting emotions and define the why. … Continue reading Release Your Inner Goat!
Feature Image Source: Kevin Simmons – Dating (Flicker: https://goo.gl/QnYUei ) Why did I let Sophie talk me into this? This is dreadful. Do you have a pet? No. Are you close with your family? Sort of. Sort of! What kind of answer is that? Ugh - Will this ever end? Do you like your job? Yes, I do. … Continue reading Must like dogs and romantic walks on the beach.
Tick…tick…tick – clack. The hour hand finally falls into its overdue position. Just enough time has passed so that you can dash out without receiving any snickers and sideways glances from your co-workers. Halfway home, the idea of relaxing and sinking into your favourite spot is dashed away. The demand of preparing dinner crosses your … Continue reading Do you want fries with that?
Inquiry, is a drop in the bucket. As I made my way through the four modules, my understanding around this analogy became more apparent. Though I have not taken direct references from these readings they have certainly shaped my understanding. Perhaps my view will shape yours. A drop in the bucket. At first glance, … Continue reading Drop in a Bucket
My learning journey has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride, packed full of potential and kinetic energy. //giphy.com/embed/GXxjaFnJDiyVG via GIPHY My ups and downs have been uniquely colourful, especially when attempting to maintain my sanity and level of approachability. The learning curves have been steep and fast. Yet very rewarding. I selected this particular … Continue reading UP, DOWN, and REALLY fast CURVES
You’re thinking about this now aren’t you. Source: Flickr.com Sad to say it, but you’d be wrong. Its okay, take the bait and see this one through. You might even find that our jobs put us in some of the same situations. Do you ever feel this way? If yes, the you and I might … Continue reading Proud to be wearing RED and WHITE