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I have long followed Heather Daly‘s work and you need to know that most of the time I’m simply gobsmacked by what she is able to accomplish. So it was an absolute thrill to listen to her in our small table talk – a 20 minute, small group protocol — that is a legacy piece […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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:  […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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