About Barbara Paciotti

Retired IB Middle School Librarian and at-risk alternative High School Science Teacher, still helping teachers and students be successful.

Looking @ A Customized Library Orientation for Teachers

Since teachers have the most influence over whether students use the school library, it makes sense to create a customized library orientation for teachers. Read how featuring materials for topics of study in each subject area serves as an invitation to collaborate on student library lessons! #NoSweatLibrary #schoollibrary #libraryorientation #teacherprofessionaldevelopment Continue reading

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Looking @ Technology Training & Integration for Teachers

Of the barriers which inhibit effective use of technology in the classroom, the biggest is teachers who haven’t learned to integrate it as part of their lessons. School Librarians are already adept at technology and integration, so we can provide multimedia technology training for our teachers. #NoSweatLibrary #schoollibrary #technologytraining Continue reading

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Looking @ ELA, the Workshop Model, and Classroom Libraries

The School Library can’t just be about reading books. School Librarians need to rigorously contribute to student learning by fully integrating Library Lessons with all subject curricula. Otherwise, we can’t lament a lack of appreciation for the library when curriculum changes affect our circulation. #NoSweatLibrary #schoollibrary #ELA #classroomlibraries #readerwriterworkshop Continue reading

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