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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

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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

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Inset training – How librarians can support teaching and learning.

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.

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Primary and Secondary teachers in Guernsey: Why you should use your Schools’ Library Service.

Why you need Schools’ Library Service and your SLS librarian. Did you know that research carried out by Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen found that  students academic attainment will goes up if you collaborate with a qualified librarian and here is the evidence. There is an argument that all schools should have qualified librarians in… Continue reading Primary and Secondary teachers in Guernsey: Why you should use your Schools’ Library Service.

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Lego for Library Teaching Workshop

‘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