Collection Development, Pedagogy

Aspirational Librarianship

In the September/October issue of Knowledge Quest, Buffy and Kristin coauthored an article that suggested that there was a widening gap between the standards and expectations AASL promotes and the reality many of us face in our schools (even those of us in well-funded independent schools not tied into e-rate funding/filtering, with 1:1 iPad programs… Continue reading Aspirational Librarianship

Musings, Pedagogy, Student stuff

Student Choice

In independent schools we talk about students and education, about how our mission (overall, not just the specific school mission) is all student-centered.  We also talk about being college preparatory, trying to ensure our students will succeed (not just succeed, but excel) in their next academic experience. So when I see schools issue technology mandates… Continue reading Student Choice

Books, Pedagogy, Privacy, School Libraries, Techno Geekiness, Work Stuff

Minor Musings

(more from the vault - next month, fresher stuff!) Books, Reading, Etc. New fodder for the annual "Read A Good Movie" display - hoping to also plan some great book-to-movie discussions. Great collection of booky news on Book Riot. Share these book related tumblrs with your students (maybe they'll get inspired) Working in a high… Continue reading Minor Musings

Collection Development, Links, Pedagogy, Privacy, School Libraries, Student stuff, Techno Geekiness

Minor Musings

Now that I'm tidying up from a year-end reading binge, it's time to clear out some of my saved links on Twitter and in my RSS feed.  Lucky you! Books, Reading, Etc. Thinking about your collection?  Ponder Why YA Lit Matters to Everyone and What's New About New Adult If last year's summer reading list… Continue reading Minor Musings

Books, Collection Development, Ethics, Links, Pedagogy, Privacy, School Libraries, Student stuff, Techno Geekiness, Work Stuff

Minor Musings

For those about to go on Break, some things to explore and/or ponder. Books, Reading, Etc.. Maybe some of Sarah's ideas will help create the culture of reading I'm hoping for! Breaking up (with books) is hard to do... Very glad I have a break, so I can seriously peruse these Best Of lists and… Continue reading Minor Musings

Books, Collection Development, Pedagogy, School Libraries, Techno Geekiness, Work Stuff

Minor Musings

Sorry I missed September - here's two month's worth! Books, Reading, Etc.. Who doesn't love a good fairy-tale update? In case you missed it, my old friend Jandy links to Neil Gaiman's defense of libraries. School Life A recent project about the Republican Party's ideas about debt and fiscal planning led me to give my… Continue reading Minor Musings

Musings, Pedagogy, Student stuff


Over the past year I've taken classes towards a certificate in eLearning and Online Teaching.  The most interesting thing has been seeing  different approaches to being an online teacher - each of my teachers has had different interaction techniques, different ways of posting and making the material available, different rubrics for in-class discussion and (obviously)… Continue reading LOTS or HOTS?