About Barbara Paciotti

Retired IB Middle School Librarian and at-risk alternative High School Science Teacher, continuing to help teachers and students be successful.

A Better Way for School Librarians to Teach Media Literacy

When School Librarians use a positive approach for teaching media literacy, students are more engaged and will more deeply apply the concepts to any media message. Here’s a unit based on Key Questions & Core Concepts of media lit that incorporates persuasive appeals and a technology option for assessment. | No Sweat Library Continue reading

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Show Everyone What School Librarians Do! Make a KANBAN

School Librarians can create a Kanban—a large whiteboard with a grid to organize sticky notes—so we can stay on top of all our projects and show everyone the many tasks we perform to make the school library an effective learning center. | No Sweat Library Continue reading

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How to Design School Library Lesson Performance Tasks that Engage Students

Learn how School Librarians can design performance tasks that captivate student interest, yet meet standards, fulfill lesson objectives, and support classroom activities through backward-designed unit planning. | No Sweat Library Continue reading

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