About Barbara Paciotti

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

Looking @ Critical Thinking, Inquiry, and the School Librarian

Learn how research links critical thinking, content, and inquiry based learning, and how the School Librarian is the expert who has the knowledge & training to incorporate critical thinking & content into true inquiry based learning. #NoSweatLibrary #schoollibrary #researchskills #criticalthinking #inquiry #copyright Continue reading

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Looking @ Overdue Library Books & How to Handle Excuses

Overdue library books are a perpetual problem for School Librarians, but we need a friendly, non-judgmental policy that maintains book circulation and student reading. Here are some typical excuses from students, and tolerant ways to deal with them. #NoSweatLibrary #schoollibrary #overduebooks #overduebookexcuses Continue reading

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Looking @ an Expanded View of “Library Orientation”

School Librarians can make every library visit powerful if we remember that EVERY subject-area’s “first” library visit of the school year is a “library orientation” for THEM! Here’s how I do unique orientation lessons with 6 different subjects. #libraryorientation #readingpromotion #fiction #ELA #contentareareading #socialstudies #deweydecimals #math #onlineresources #science #visualarts #worldlanguages #studentengagement Continue reading

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