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
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
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
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
St Anne’s school library in Alderney has undergone some big changes in the last few months. Schools’ Library Service (SLS) supports this school from a distance as we are in Guernsey which is a short flight away. This means that we only visit twice a term. On one of our visits, last year, we discussed… Continue reading Inset training – How librarians can support teaching and learning.
Schools’ Library Service in Guernsey, as with many library services across the world, are always looking at how we can use innovative ideas to enhance schools library use. Over the years we have tried many things and want to share some of the activities that worked best for us. Google Hangouts Book groups and book… Continue reading 4 ways we used technology to enhance our library programmes
Here at SLS Guernsey, Elizabeth and Tiffany signed up to listen to the School Library Journal’s (@SLJournal) recent webcast Children, Children, What Do You See?: Using the Whole Book Approach at Storytime. Here’s what we’ve learned from the webcast: Elizabeth’s write up:- I have just listened to the webcast about the Whole Book Approach (WBA)… Continue reading 5 Ways To Help You See The Bigger Picture During Storytime
One of Schools’ Library service (SLS) missions is to engender a lifelong love of reading. We have done this in many ways over the years by running story sessions, shadowing book awards, connecting children to authors through Skype and webcasts, but nothing has as big an impact as a face to face meeting with an author.… Continue reading Play in a Day!
‘That’s not learning, that’s playing…isn’t it?’ By Lucy Bearder (SLS Librarian) Photo by bdesham When I told my husband I was off to Manchester to attend a ‘Lego for library teaching’ workshop, he laughed, my colleagues raised their eyebrows questioningly, but my favourite reaction was from my 5 year old who asked “Can I come. … Continue reading Lego for Library Teaching Workshop
As Google hangouts have become more popular with schools across the world SLS have been trying to find a way to encourage its use in our schools. Elizabeth Hutchinson, Head of Schools’ Library Service, Guernsey recently contacted Stony Evans, Library Media Specialist, Bismarck, Arkansas through twitter after reading his blog about his recent Skype sessions.… Continue reading International Hangout with Yr 10 in Alderney