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MY GOAL with Teacher Librarian Ning:
My hope here is to make connections with librarians that care about getting boys to read. My blog, GettingBoystoRead.com,
is dedicated to helping parents, teachers, and librarians learn how to get boys to read. I have spent thousands of hours and thousands of dollars launching and running it, all without a plan to make any money. I'm a good guy with good intentions :-)
I taught sixth grade for the first 4 years of my career, followed by another 6 years as an elementary librarian. I switched to the high school level and am currently in my 7th year as the teacher-librarian at McLain Community HS. It's an alternative high school which means that 95% of our 700+ students are labeled at risk, all of which have dropped out of their previous school. When I first arrived in 2004 we did an extreme library makeover and made the library a great place to visit. We encourage food and drinks, have a library cafe, 4 huge Luv Sacs, offer free monthly pancakes, and do a ton of other fun things. We also have a "No Shushing" policy.
My favorite hobby is spending time my family. I have 16 and 12 year old kids and just celebrated 15 years of marriage. I also like technology, 4-wheeling, Sat. Morning Basketball, Hiking, and
I have been cutting my own hair for 18 years, My high school buddies call me E.T. because I have hammer toes, I Lived in Nome, Alaska for 8 months, I hated to Read as a kid and now I'm a librarian.
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