Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Many Faces of Teacher Leadership

When I was in college, there were a few of my peers whom I really admired.  They always seemed to be comfortable in any social setting.  They could talk to anyone, regardless of whether they had met before.  Their boisterous … Continue reading

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Troubles of a “former” librarian

First, you need to understand that I’m not really a “former” librarian.  I am a school librarian who is also a science teacher.  It just happens that for the immediate future, I’ve chosen to focus on the science teacher part … Continue reading

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Sitting on the sidelines

In her poem, “Summer Day,” poet Mary Oliver asks, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” This quote has been hanging in my classroom this week to inspire my students, and … Continue reading

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Just “be”

As I sit like the two-faced Greek god Janus looking forward and backwards at the same time, the magic of the dawn of a new year isn’t lost on me.  While you could say that the changing from 11:59 pm … Continue reading

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