Monthly Archives: March 2013

Can’t do it / Can’t NOT do it!

March 28. 2013 It seems clear that evidence-gathering is an area that you both can’t do and can’t NOT do. Evidence gathering is difficult because of time limitations – days are filled with the busyness of the day to day … Continue reading

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Making priorities clear and acceptable to the school community

A committed teacher-librarian will have priorities that reflect the needs and focus of the school. These priorities will result from discussion and negotiation with stakeholders, particularly the principal and teaching staff. As such, the teacher-librarian needs to be assertive in … Continue reading

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Assignment 1

Helen Lindsay Student Number: 11161143 Subject: ETL401 Assignment Question: Using your readings for this unit, choose ONE (1) of the following topics to write a 500 word reflective piece which demonstrates your understanding of the role of the teacher librarian … Continue reading

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Considering perspectives on TL roles

After reading Herring, Purcell, Lamb and Valenza I am both inspired and reassured.  Herring acknowledges the multi-faceted nature of the role by looking at a range of role statements from other countries.  He notes research that shows that effective TL’s … Continue reading

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Are School Librarians an endangered species?

After watching the five vodcasts, it seems as if the speakers are in agreement.  The take-home message is…that school librarians are not an endangered species as long as they are able to adapt their vital skills in the use of … Continue reading

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Teacher-Librarian Role Statements

My school does not seem to have a Teacher-Librarian Role Statement.  I have only been there since the start of this year but I am really learning about the teacher and school expectations as I go.  We do teach primary … Continue reading

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I really related to this…

Actually WE did it! Many thanks to my tech-savvy nephew Karl for helping me understand more about how to manage my blog.   🙂

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