Breaking the Fiction – Nonfiction Divide for the Primary Grades: it’s all about your ultimate goal

I currently work in a school serves students in Kindergarten – Second Grade. When it comes to helping them find books in the library, I recently decided I was tired of¬†answering a question with a question. “Where are the horse books?” ¬†Do you want a book with horse facts or …

Professional Development With A Side Of Pineapple

What would happen if we invited parents and students to professional development workshops? That simple yet profound question was part of a recent live chat for the Innovative Teaching Academy brought up by George Couros and A.J. Juliani in #ita17. It was one of those ideas that instantly resonated with …

Following A Learning Path

I’ve been working on creating a graphic that shows the heart of what I strive to help my students do in the school library. I wanted to include the feel of flow from observations to questions to answers to new questions Here is where I ended up. Let me know …

Sorry Melville, it’s not you it’s me.

We were different people when we started out. We had different needs, different goals. Over the years I’ve grown and changed and while you tried to keep up, you just aren’t meeting my needs anymore. So thank you for all the memories but my dear Mr. Melville Dewey, I think …