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…"
"The book that has really helped me reflect on my own language with students--the messages I give them by what I say and how I ask questions is Choice Words by Peter Johnston. It is amazing and his research is embedded in real classrooms (Debbie…"
"I've read a lot of Steph Harvey's and Smokey Daniels' work as a classroom teacher. It is grounded and connects to my own beliefs. I haven't really thought hard about the way their work can impact my work in the library so I was…"
"I had two that I liked this fall. One was on how we choose books and kids 8X10 photos accompanied their words about why they were choosing the books they chose. The board showed a variety of reasons readers choose books. Thinking about it, I wish I…"
"As a classroom teacher for 20+ years, I think teachers have soooo many people that they are expected to collaborate with--resource teachers, their grade level teams, related arts, librarian, etc. I don't think it is that teachers don't…"
"Hi:-) My name is Franki Sibberson (Twitter @franki22). I am an elementary librarian in a K-5 school. This is my 2nd year in the position after classroom teaching and some literacy leadership/coaching positions for 20+ years. I am getting ready to…"
We will "headquarter" our discussion of "Comprehension and Collaboration: Inquiry Circles In Action" (Harvey & Daniels, 2009) from here. Feel free to link, create, innovate all kinds of other things - but link it all back here!See More
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!