This article written by Karen Yi of the Sun Sentinel has been making rounds amongst my PLN.
As many knee jerk and make complaints, my response is what else is new? Testing is just a part of the school atmosphere, and like it or not, we have no control over that. We can hope that eventually the emphasis on high stakes testing will lessen, but for now, we just have to deal with it.
Yes, closing the library happens in many places, even my own teaching context. I hate to tell ya, but it’s not always just testing that closes our doors. No use crying over it–the directive to close the library, be it testing or otherwise is above my pay grade. The question is how do YOU deal with it? I know there are plenty of creative ways to get books into the hands of students who cannot access the closed library. I’m thinking library on a “tricked out” cart with a laptop or ipad for searching/circulating. I as the LMS am allowed to come and go even if we’re closed for testing, and I can get whatever a student requests into their hands…maybe not immediately, but shortly after such a request.
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