Design Inquiry Learning Thinking

I keep coming back to this, but I think that it’s important.  As teachers, we explore different ways of setting up learning experiences for students.  We play with pedagogies, keep ideas that ...

What’s in a name?

Quite some time ago, I published a post called The Role of the 21st Century School Librarian that still seems to garner some attention.  In it, I spent some time wondering about what a School Libra...

ISABC Pro-D Day 2015

I’m just home from a wonderful day of interacting with my colleagues from all of the Independent Schools’ Association schools at our annual Pro-D Conference and wanted to jot down a couple...

Access, access, access

I’ve been spending the last few weeks setting up new systems for our Learning Commons that will, hopefully, allow users (students and staff) to find resources more easily in our school library c...

Making in the School Learning Commons

I’ve been spending the last week in Nashville with colleagues from boys schools around the world thinking and talking about maker learning in schools.  The role of makerspaces in the school lea...

No Longer a Maker Faire Virgin

I’ve been thinking, reading, and talking about the maker “revolution” for some time now, but have not actually been to a maker faire until today.  All I can say is WOW!  Thank god ...

Canadian School Libraries – Making connections

This has been a whirlwind of a few days.  Since picking up David Loertscher at the airport in Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon, he and I have nearly finished revisions on a new edition of his library c...

Renovations “Complete”

As much as a Learning Commons can ever be complete, in the sense that it is always responding to the needs of it’s community, we have completed phase one of our renovations.  We opened the door...

Little Brother, the Hypertext Edition

I was thrilled to meet and talk to so many people at the American Association of School Librarians conference in Hartford who were interested in a project that I was working on with a grade 9 English ...