Looking Back @ 3 (more) Strategies for a New School Librarian

A month ago I offered 3 Strategies for a First-Time School Librarian: learn everything, listen to everyone, and leave things as they are. Today I want to share 3 more strategies for a New School Librarian that focus specifically on Library Lessons: use my Library Lesson Planner Template, partner with the local Public Library’s Youth Services Librarian, and follow some simple Classroom Management Tips to handle your much larger learning space (and often much larger groups of students!). Continue reading

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Looking @ Using Professional Development to Create “Essential Lessons”

Classroom teachers have created “essential lessons” for Common Core State Standards, C3 Framework for Social Studies, and Next Generation Science, many of which integrate ISTE Technology Standards. Significantly missing are “essential lessons” which integrate the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner. We librarians can use our professional development opportunities to create such Information Literacy Essential Lessons, thereby promoting collaboration with teachers and thus ensuring student success for future endeavors. Continue reading

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