School Librarians: Show Teachers Their National Standards Require Student Research

School Librarians may be surprised to learn that at least 46 National Standards for middle school subjects require or align with students doing research assignments. Show subject area teachers these Standards to promote & create collaborative research lessons. #NoSweatLibrary Continue reading

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How a School Librarian Responds to Teacher Requests & Lesson Ideas

Every school librarian experiences the teacher who comes in with an idea for a library visit—something from their previous school, from a book/curriculum guide, or from a meeting or conference. How do we decide whether we can accommodate this teacher’s request? Here’s how I do it. #NoSweat Library Continue reading

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A ‘Love’ for Reading & the School Librarian

Can School Librarians promote a ‘love’ for reading and still meet Standards at every library visit? Do we really need to do either? Here’s an analysis and some strategies that make sense. #NoSweatLibrary Continue reading

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