Monthly Archives: January 2015

Defining and Supporting Literacy

It once was simple in the days before apps and the Internet. When all information came by way of books, magazines, and newspapers. Literacy was easy to define. It meant you were able to read and understand printed matter.  Functional

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Show Them The Evidence of Your Success

About two months ago I did a blog on reaching stakeholders by leading with emotions rather than logic.  It is the best opening, but what about the follow-up?  You need to show them hard evidence that a library program staffed

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To Create a Learning Environment – Support Students’ Self Esteem

School is back in session.  From now until spring break the greatest amount of learning for the year occurs. However, how much students learn depends on several factors.  The least important is their individual intelligence. The teacher counts for most

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TTK: Emotions and learning

Most of us have figured out that students’ emotions affect how well or poorly they learn.  Good tutors tend to focus on those emotions and help students move from negative mind sets to positive ones, from feelings of failure to

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Rejoice, Relax, Reflect, Re-focus

The holidays are over. The mad scramble is past. I hope you rejoiced with family and friends.  Facebook was filled with greetings exchanged with those too far away to see over the holidays, and it was good to see us

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TTK: Curating as Trailblazing

How good are you at curating? Cathy Evans, Dorcas Hand, Robyn Martin, and David Wee wrote this highly informative article for Independent Schools the journal of the National Association of Independent Schools, describing curating as Trailblazing. It’s worth paying attention

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