Last month and very excitingly, I was given the opportunity to attend the Guardian Reading for Pleasure Conference in London, which was the first conference I had ever been to. After a slight mishap, where I went into the wrong building and was asked if I was there for the L’Oreal conference (I admit, I… Continue reading Guardian Reading for Pleasure Conference – Secondary
Elizabeth Hutchinson, Angela Etheredge and Stony Evans ran a joint session at the British Isles Google Summit that was held at Les Beaucamps High School in Guernsey. We were able to demonstrate that when teachers and librarians collaborate the student’s engagement increases. Elizabeth wrote a blog about the event that can be found here.
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.
I’m delighted to be joined by Stony Evans, a Library Media Specialist at Lakeside High School in Hot Springs, Arkansas who is a guest on our blog. We shared the pleasure of co-presenting at the Arkansas Association of School Librarians and here is our journey. Introduction (Elizabeth) Way back in January I was looking for information about Mystery Skype.… Continue reading International Skype Session at ArASL 2016
“What does the composition of the picture tell you about the characters? How does the use of space make you feel? What does the viewpoint tell you about what’s happening? And why is the dog talking?!” I’ve often sat in front of a class or a book group with a Greenaway shortlisted title in my… Continue reading “Do you see what I see?”: How to interpret picture books.
‘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