I do PD for elementary teachers in literacy, close reading and disciplinary research projects using NoodleTools' platform. Notecards can be labeled by the teacher with exactly the kind of notes they want students to…"
I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher…"
"We are seeing more and more teachers (and librarians) use their NoodleTools archived projects (student work, assignments, feedback, etc.) as a rich picture of their teaching and collaboration, and as evidence of professional growth. …"
"Why don't you revise the forms in this Curriculum Collaboration Toolkit taking into account your own personality, school culture and what you know of the teachers? There's no one right way - just listen well so you understand the…"
"Few schools have taken the time to discuss this as a faculty and develop a constructivist policy together which which everyone understands and supports. Teachers and librarians deal with plagiarism in three ways: education of learners; morality and…"
"We were reading the short story "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" in Lit Club with a group of (probably 10) 3rd and 4th graders. Animated discussion about motivations, questions about greed and the underdog - insights I'd barely…"
I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight.
If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us http://www.facebook.com/SupportSchoolLibraries . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!
I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - http://GettingBoysToRead.com. Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.