Alternative Teaching Methods · Information Literacy · School Libraries · Study Skills

School Librarians supporting inquiry-based learning in schools through FOSIL

When you read about school libraries these days there is a mountain of information about how the librarian supports literacy and reading for pleasure. Wonderful librarians like Emma Suffield, school librarian of the year, do amazing things from their school library. Recently Emma was interviewed about her role where she demonstrates how she goes above… Continue reading School Librarians supporting inquiry-based learning in schools through FOSIL

Alternative Teaching Aids · Reading for Pleasure

New initiatives for promoting literacy from our Schools’ Library Service

Over the last few years, Schools’ Library Service in Guernsey has had a big focus on teaching and supporting information literacy showing teachers how the research skills we teacher links to the Bailiwick of Guernsey curriculum. Last year we made more of an effort to focus on our offer for literacy. We already offer book… Continue reading New initiatives for promoting literacy from our Schools’ Library Service

Alternative Teaching Methods · Librarian conference · School Libraries

Practical Pedagogies Conference 2018 #pracded18

  Elizabeth went to Cologne to present at the Practical Pedagogies conference at the beginning of November. This is an international conference for teachers who are all sharing their teaching practice. Click here to read her blog post about what she learned. We are excited to be planning how to use our big bag of… Continue reading Practical Pedagogies Conference 2018 #pracded18

Alternative Teaching Methods · Google Hangout · Information Literacy

4 Digital Tools for the Classroom

We at Schools’ Library Service have been using several digital tools over the last few months and would like to share how we have used them, giving examples and hopefully inspiring you to use them too. Padlet What is Padlet? Padlet is a software people can use to make and share content with others. It… Continue reading 4 Digital Tools for the Classroom

Alternative Teaching Methods · Breakout

Breakout with Yr7 at Les Beaucamps High

One of our roles as librarians who support teaching and learning, is to find new and innovative ideas to help teachers and students use and engage with resources within a school library. Over this past school year, we have started to use Breakout, a game used to teach students the skills of collaboration, communication and team… Continue reading Breakout with Yr7 at Les Beaucamps High