The Third Teacher by OWP/P Architects My rating: 4 of 5 stars Upon finishing The Third Teacher, I immediately catalogued it and put it in our professional development resource section. The versatility of the experts that speak out for design in education in this book make it a rich read. It isn’t a how to, […]

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Becoming a Great High School: 6 Strategies and 1 Attitude That Make a Difference by Tim Westerberg My rating: 3 of 5 stars Westerberg manages to combine a whole whack of educational theorists work in this short book. We read it as a conversation starter for our department heads/administration/directions’ team day away which falls between […]

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I am concerned about the availability and accessibility of our catalogue.  Our catalogue is completely online and in 2012 we moved from the Horizon software to Workflows Symphony software for our circulation.  While there are certain advantages to our new software, the cataloguing is still primarily controlled and managed at the board level.  Maybe they’re […]

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Our secondary school is one of 11 in our school board and one of 4 with a full-time teacher-librarian.  Other than guidelines from our provincial school library association (OSLA) there are very few mandates for library.  The community of Orangeville is about 30 000 people and while initially agricultural, it is now a commuter town […]

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E contacted me today thinking about career changes, or sidesteps moving from classroom teaching to some of those rarer positions in schools like teacher-librarianship, and asked what are the differences between being a classroom teacher and being a librarian.  Moving into my fourth year in the library, I had a lot to say.  Here’s my […]

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The truth is that the technology within my library is not self-selected.  We have 44 desktops, 7 netbooks and these have all been purchased by the board.  The software on the desktops is controlled by the board as well.  So while I can tell people my opinion on hardware and software choices for students, I […]

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Abstract This paper examines in detail Sharon Coatney’s The Many Faces of School Library Leadership (2010) through the perspective of three influential topics: advocacy leadership, literacy promotion, and the changing definition of literacy.   Reflections are made throughout on current practice in the secondary school library and questions for further study are suggested. Advocacy leadership Coatney’s […]

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Mashapedia is an aggregator combined with a search engine. Mashpedia is an online encyclopedia comprised of “LiveDocs”, which are dynamic web documents displaying blocks of content related to the given topic, retrieved from multiple sources across the Internet in real-time. If a user types in a concept, it goes to the news, YouTube, blogs, Twitter, Facebook […]

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