Accountable and Then Some
Earlier this month I presented a two hour workshop on The Power of Marketing. During that time attendees wrote and practiced their elevator speeches. They gathered ideas about how to do everyday marketing. We talked about branding, diversity, and public image. And I gave them a challenge: do two things, tell me, and share with another colleague. One elementary librarian stepped up in a big way. What did she do?Read More ↝
Collaboration Leads to Publication for JLG Member's Teens
Deanna McDaniel, media specialist at Genoa Middle School in Westerville, Ohio, worked with her sixth grade teachers to encourage more than 330 budding writers. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) sponsors a Young Writers Program which provides educators with curricula and resources for teaching novel writing to young students. Kids learn about word count and McDaniel's kids wrote 1,211,471 words. How did they get middle school kids hooked?Read More ↝
Warm Up with New Books
When I woke up this morning, it was a frigid -4. A few hours later, we've warmed up to above freezing. With spring seemingly so far away, what would make me feel better? A warm cup of coffee? Hot chocolate? How about a nice blankie? I know! What about some wonderful new books that would take my mind off the winter wonderland and more snow that's on the way?Read More ↝
Mirror Mirror on the Wall: What Are the Best Books of Them All?
Looking for a fun way to spend thirty minutes? Want to look into a crystal ball and see the best new books for readers preK- Grade 6 for the spring? What if it's free? Have I got a deal for you!Read More ↝
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