Category Archives: 21st Century Libraries

I Want to Ditch Study Hall

I am on a mission to ditch study hall. I was lamenting about how monitoring 12 study halls per week is making me feel – well, not myself.  Last year, I brought it to the faculty and administration (and received … Continue reading

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Students With a Burning Desire to Know?

Connected Learning – Learning is everywhere (not just in the classroom, not just in the library) – provide the right motivation and the students will go out and seek answers. Evaluate those answers when they return – discuss. Point them … Continue reading

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Students in the Window Wells

This class really knows how to enjoy researching in the Library!  Mr. Rutstein’s 6th Grade Social Studies class: Mr. Rutstein in a completely “ahem” unrehearsed teachable moment.  

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Scary Story Contest Winners!

So proud of our Scary Story Contest writers! Check them out on: http://www.fsbscarletsun.com/arts/ They would love some comments!

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Flipped Classroom

  Here’s our first experiment with the “flipped classroom” model.  It’s a video starting the 8th graders out with their research for the Documentary Project.  The idea of a flipped classroom is to have them view the “instruction” at home … Continue reading

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Back to School Night

The Friends Middle School Library & Information Literacy Program An Old Norse Epic Poem In one minute … or less …   Rising like Mead-hall in majestic 3rd Floor meeting space Friends Middle School Library Training ground of talented teammates … Continue reading

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Love the “Unquiet Library”

Just read this article from American Libraries about Buffy Hamilton’s and Roxanne Johnson’s library at Creekview High School in Georgia: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/columns/next-steps/unquiet-library-has-high-schoolers-geeked This is the direction I’d like to go.  It feels overwhelming at the moment to think that we could ever … Continue reading

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