I have a garden and last summer I had a bumper crop of black currants last summer. There are often times at harvest when I have too much to handle and so I’m learning strategies to save that summer taste for use all winter long. I like to approach any sort of abundance with the […]
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 […]
Students were empowered to use technology for their learning as they were ready, and it was the librarian’s job to be responsive to this need.
Originally published in Canadian School Libraries Journal May 21, 2019. When the political world beckons me to pick sides and arm myself, I conscientiously reflect on my purpose and my goals as a teacher-librarian. I also surround myself with like-minded idealists, searching for ways to not only make sense of the turmoil, but also to […]
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 […]
Today I submitted this paper as a part of Treasure Mountain Canada 2016. If you don’t know this is an event that involves the best minds in Canadian School Libraries. To see all the papers, go to: https://sites.google.com/site/treasuremountaincanada4/home Be sure to follow the live events on the blog: http://tmcanada.blogspot.ca/ Be sure to follow the hashtag this week: […]
This week Martha and Stepan made a connection to each other because they’re reading the same book and then made this beautiful connection to another text via Chapter 3 of Daniel Levitin’s book The Organized Mind Do you ever have a piece of music come to mind when you’re reading? As an English teacher and […]
I need to start off this blog post by once again speaking to the imbalance I experience in blogging itself. Try as I might, I sometimes take years to process an experience or a reading and I find it really challenging to write regularly. Today is no exception and I’d like to revisit an experience […]