Holistically integrating ICT with the help of the Library

Originally created and shared by Deborah McCallum on https://sites.google.com/site/guidetoholisticeducation/librarianship: The purpose of this post is to provide examples of holistic instructional strategies involving information technology in any learning environment. Rather than solely focusing on objectives, assessment outcomes and a heirarchy of subject matter, which are important, the role of the Teacher-Librarian is to help learners... Continue Reading →

‘Quiet’? or ‘Conversational’ Classrooms

The term 'Quiet' in our traditional school classrooms, often equates to 'compliance'. This was very important when our traditional school system was built over 100 years ago. It was essential that we had compliance from our students to adequately train them for the industrial era. When I think of quiet classrooms, I think about the... Continue Reading →

Unlearning the Labels we use in Education

  This past week I was fortunate to have the opportunity to engage in Facilitator Training with some wonderful leaders in our Board. It was energizing, supportive, informative and prompted a lot of great reflection and discussions. How do Labels affect the Learning Process? One of the key ideas that resonated with me was how... Continue Reading →

Social Media, Digital Citizenship, Critical Thinking

We all know that social media platforms hold large databases of our personal information. Even when we think we have deleted a post...it still exists with the companies. Even though we don't know what will happen with this data in the future, we need to engage in real critical inquiry about the ramifications for the... Continue Reading →

6 Reasons to Promote 21st Century Skills vs 21st Century Tech

“Any educator that aims at completeness must be at once theoretical and practical, intellectual and moral.” Aldous Huxley, Words and Their Meaning, 1940. There are many skills that go into creating that 'complete' learning experience that we want for our students. Theory, practical, intellectual and moral principles all play important roles in the development of... Continue Reading →

8 Considerations when Creating a 21st Century Learning Commons

There are important elements that need to be considered when trying to create a 21st Century Library Space. Libraries of the 21st Century truly need to be spaces that promote both physical and virtual senses of Safety, Inclusiveness, and Equity. Regardless of your situation, Safety, Inclusiveness, and Equity need to be at the forefront of... Continue Reading →

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