This article was originally published in Canadian School Libraries Journal Spring 2020. It is the third part of 3 articles on my relationship with the school libraries in Buenos Aires including 1) Donde esta Alanna King? At the Jornada de Bibliotecas Escolares and 2) Getting on the Train: A Decade of Shifting Culture in the […]
I’m the type of person who generally doesn’t like surprises. 2019 has been full of them for me.
I am the Head of the Library and Learning Commons at my secondary school, and that means I work 4/6 in the library, 1/6 in a EWC 4C/4U classroom, and 1/6 in a fully online ENG4C class. I have held this role since 2010 with variations on which classes I teach. So my year […]
Starting with a little crowdsourcing on the topic: #TMCanada2017 Tweets This is an incredible event, and it’s only offered every 2 years but I try to never miss it. Our focus this year is about being culturally responsive to our school community and there were a wide range of topics explored. Being hosted in the […]
This week Michelle Campbell and I are off to the Manitoba School Library Association Conference to present this paper to other learning leaders in Canada at Treasure Mountain Canada 2017, the school library think tank for Canada. We would love your feedback on our work and to hear from you about your projects in school […]
This week editor Derrick Grose and his team of editors released their inaugural edition of the Canadian School Libraries Journal. Derrick says: “This first issue of the Canadian School Library Journal reflects the exciting times in which we are working” and “the actual work being done in school libraries”. For those of you who don’t know, […]
Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese My rating: 5 of 5 stars Masterfully written. This is my first encounter with Wagamese but certainly not my last. I admire his ability to weave the novel as the background stories reveal themselves. This is a must-read in the Canadian canon. I think anyone would like this book but […]