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Instructional Leadership
Editor’s Note
Knowledge Is Power
Leslie B. Preddy
Research is tricky business. Whether we're teaching students, guiding adults, leading local action research, or entertaining personal curiosities, the world of information seems to be overwhelming, yet exciting; complicated, yet attainable. Read More
Leap into Reading
As school librarians we build relationships every day. As the year begins to wind down, think of your current matches. Can you make them stronger? Are there new matches to make?
Technology Connections
Ida Mae Craddock
Heather Moorefield-Lang
We know Google, but this month we are featuring Google tools that you may not already know.
Adding Friction: How to Design Deliberate Thinking into the Research Process
We've all encountered passive students. They do what's assigned, don't ask questions, and submit their work—but something's clearly missing.
Features
Crime Scene Connections
Who doesn't love a good crime scene? Why not incorporate one into library programs? The number one way to quickly solve a crime is also the foundation of research: asking questions. All good research starts with asking questions. Read More
Tightening the Knot on Inquiry and Research
In my conversations with educators around the country, I repeatedly see that most people are going at "inquiry" alone and without a process or model because it is the suggested or assumed approach to teaching that is expected in the national standards across content areas: science, math, and social studies. This article untangles the knot of inquiry and research and answers the questions why bother doing inquiry (beyond ticking off the standards) and how does inquiry support deeper student research. Read More
Equity, Race, and Reflection
We need to look at our biases and our lack of knowledge regarding systems of oppression. We must take action regarding our collections and advocate for ALL our students. Read More
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