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!
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?
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
Clouds. No matter where you are on Earth you can find them in some capacity. Clouds open the mind to creativity and hold a world of opportunity. You just never know what your going to see, find, or do when your are working with clouds. Clouds are also very interesting in that they can take … Continue reading keep your head IN the clouds.
There are a 100 pieces to what seems to be a very simple puzzle, but right now I find myself disorganized and dumped in the bin. Image Source: http://brobible.com/life/article/mr-potato-head-new-look/ Upon quick reflection this seemed like it should be an easy task. The recommendations, informative websites and blogs provided ample information. However, even though I have dug … Continue reading In the bin and all mixed up
Did you see that cute little FROG? Good! That my friend represents your teaching staff and colleagues alike. Notice the blue flames licking the side of the pot and the bubbly water? That HOT RABIDLY BOILING DEATH BATH represents the use of technology in the learning environment. I imagine your colleagues, similar to mine, are … Continue reading Catch That Frog!
Making stone soup is a challenging task. Some people say it can’t be done. But it can… oh it can. Creating a community of readers can be just as difficult. However, when you have the right chef and when the members of the community become aware of the ingredients THEY can bring to the soup, … Continue reading Sometimes You Just Need To Make Stone Soup