I am joining tonight. YAY.
Christine... now from Prince George, BC... from the Sunshine Coast, BC. Math educator, university lecturer, and soon to be former school trustee. Glad to be here. #resiliencechat
#resiliencechat Tidbit: More than 60 ed. & library research studies have produced clear evidence that schl library pgrms staffed by qualified schl librarians have a positive impact on Ss academic achievement. Source: https://t.co/HugkUhQckq
A1. When we are engaged in inquiry based learning, school based libraries and librarians play a critical role in providing services to the student but also collaborating with teachers/instructors to facilitate learning to it's fullest intention. #resiliencechat
A2: Sadly I do not, since I go to @FSUSD_ECHS my campus is @solanocommcolle where their library is open mostly all day. I go there to finish up work or for a quiet place to study for my college/HS tests #resiliencechat
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@saratruebridge, @FSUSD_ECHS, @solanocommcolle
A2. This has been a timely edu-chat. I have been meaning to connect with the university library to inquire about how they can help the student but also help me. I want to carve time, but also connect the student to the library so that they can be independent. #resiliencechat
A2 When I was in high school, I took a class developed by a chemistry teacher and a physics teacher that interwove chemistry, biology and physics. Three year program. We would be given library passes to listen to tapes, etc. #resiliencechat
Flashing back, school libraries were a source of inspiration to me as a young man. I loved the fact I could check out books that were on so many topics and learn about a world outside of my own. #resiliencechat
A3: Research! Research! Research - with actual books!! Librarians are some of my favorite people on the planet! So knowledgeable! So underrated! Students benefit greatly from interacting with and learning from librarians! #resiliencechat
A3) I definitely do believe that have a credentialed/certified librarian is of incredible value. Here is a link to more detailed information regarding their value to the overall school community. https://t.co/RCPPmUQ7dY#resiliencechat
A6. Tough question with complex answers. Much as to do with the values of the school district and board of education, and where they want to distribute limited funds to support student learning. #resiliencechat
A6: it is complex as many see a commons area with access to technology as serving the same purpose. Not an e book fan, still like the physical artifact even a newspaper (showing my age) #resiliencechat
A4 "Hip Cat" by Jonathan London. It's a jazz poem with which I've opened every Humanities class at the beginning of the year since the first year of the middle school in 2004, and which I read to my son countless times as well. :-)
A3 I would say it's important to have a *qualified* librarian. One of my unpopular opinions, as an uncertified teacher, is that I hesitate to make certification a required hurdle to working with kids. But I do get why other people disagree.
It's a wonderful piece of work. The theme is the line near the end, "Do what you love to do and do it well." and it's about how that can be made to happen, with delightful language and beautiful illustrations.
A6 I think we see the library as an important space for engaging with actual books and for quiet study. Our librarian doubles as the college counselor and is currently interim Academic Dean, so she has a *lot* on her plate right now. #ResilienceChat
A4: This one is so hard to answer because there are too many! I have to add @alysonbeecher to tonight's conversation. In the last few weeks she has shared so many beautiful children and YA books that I can't pick just one.