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Inventories

Inventories. Dislike them. Necessary evil.  Far too many students are having a hard time locating books on the shelf.  We weeded a bunch, well over 2000 copies. But the catalog is still pointing kids to books.  So the plan is to do an inventory before Thanksgiving. We will do it section by section. I also […]

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I have been preaching a little about how wonderful podcasts and blogging tools really engage students and increase learning. One of my social studies teachers has decided to create a class blog, and another one has confessed today that he is totally addicted to podcasts. I love the title of his blog, aptly named “The […]

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book order

“I didn’t realize how important that number is.” “You weren’t kidding about moving some books today.” “I had no idea I’d be sore from helping in here yesterday.” “I know, I know, right to left, top to bottom. I got it.” “What do you mean, the shelf is off a little. Parallel. Whooa, this ain’t […]

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I shared with a small group of faculty & staff who just happened to be in the library while I was “introducing” myself to kids that the mp3 player or iPod could be used to hold audiobooks. Little did I know I was the talk of the group, who suddenly began conversing about taking back […]

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[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/gT2E2F0DmyE" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Awesome! This was shared many times in the recent past, and I am considering sharing it with some kids–sort of as a starting point for conversation. I heard some other educators have shared it with their kids too, so I figure, why not? Today I had kids for the […]

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Currently…

I haven’t done an SYP lately, so I thought I’d catch everyone up. Here’s my lists: Accomplished: Weeded 2000+ books from the 11,000. (still waiting on the raw numbers since the “missing” titles still have yet to be removed. I’ll wait to run another coll. analysis when that is taken care of. Updated all the […]

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Missing–many old, gross, smelly books

Yesterday I was so upset because my removing 1165 books from the catalog hardly made a dent in bringing up my average age of the collection. So I set my helpers to finding 1000+ books from the Fiction section to be discarded. We began that process today. While they worked, I began to study the […]

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I am just a little disappointed. You see for the last eight school days (give or take) there has been a major focus on weeding, particularly the nonfiction section of our collection. We came back this summer to all the books from mid 550 through 818 boxed up due to the addition of our production […]

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Statistics needed…

I discovered today that I am in need of statistics.  This is an SYP post by the way, so I may stray from topic to topic, and ramble, as I do more frequently than not.  I’ve distributed around a dozen printer cartridges since teachers returned.  I sadly discovered that the library is responsible for providing […]

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PBIS– I’d never heard of this before!

Friday (yesterday) at school we had a day long staff development (last day before our kids return Monday) to review the faculty handbook, the school discipline plan, and our summer reading project, What Great Teachers Do Differently. We had a great conversation aout this book, and we studied our behavior plan (PBIS–which stands for Positive […]

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