Inquiry and the common core : librarians and teachers designing teaching for learning / Violet H. Harada and Sharon Coatney, editors. Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited,  Practicing librarians and library educators demonstrate the power of inquiry to achieve the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and promote school librarians as key partners in implementing this type of critical teaching and learning in K–12 schools.
Students Choices, Common Core, Core Librarian
Inquiry and the Common Core: Librarians and Teachers Designing Teaching for Learning - Violet H. Harada and Sharon Coatney. Featuring lessons and chapters by several Iowa Teacher Librarians
5 Ways to Give Your Students More Voice and Choice | Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five ways to inspire more student-centered learning in your classroom.
This article discusses the importance of sharing power with your students. As a teacher, it is important to maintain control over your classroom. However, it is okay to offer your students choices in their own learning and make them feel empowered. It is possible to give your students choice while still meeting your educational goals. I plan to use choice in my future classroom as a way to engage my students and promote enthusiasm by taking their needs and interests into account.
5 Ways to Give Your Students Choice - This article gives 5 awesome ideas on how to give your students more choice in the classroom, a mainstay of intrinsic motivation. The first idea is something I really want to employ in my classroom - an ongoing list of "stuff we want to know about". This can be used as beginnings of community based projects, exit slips, fun facts at the beginning of class, or any assignment or activity.I want to use the "assessing needs&wants" section in my future class.
"Inquiry and the Common Core" [book cover provided by bn.com] #DOEBibliography
book cover of Inquiry and the Common Core provided by bn.com
Giving students choice in their learning
Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five ways to inspire more student-centered learning in your classroom.
School Librarians and the Common Core | Infographic
School Ideas, Common Core, Core Infographic, Library Thing
School Librarians and the Common Core: common core, librarianship | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students
Integrating children's literature through the common core state standards / Rachel L. Wadham and Terrell A. Young. Santa Barbara, CA : Libraries Unlimited, 
Libraries Unlimited, Santa, Reading List, Children S Literature, Common Cores, Integrating Children S, Barbara
Navigating the information tsunami : engaging research projects that meet the Common Core State Standards, K-5 / edited by Kristin Fontichiaro. Ann Arbor, Michigan : Cherry Lake Publishing, c2013 The implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) calls on educators to refresh and sharpen their skills in reading, writing, math...and research! Expert practitioners in research pedagogy share their best tips and lessons in nearly 20 projects.
Core Craziness, Ann Arbor, Books Worth, Cover Navigating, Common Cores, Books Libraries
Cover: Navigating The Information Tsunami
At Cherry Lake Publishing, our authors and editors are passionate about giving kids robust, engaging, and challenging materials that will prepare them to flourish in the multimedia Information...
Common Core Confusion? School librarians have been trained in many areas prior to CCSS--we can help you!
School Work, School Media, School Libraries, Confusion School, Library School Ideas, Ima Teacher
The common core approach to building literacy in boys / Liz Knowles and Martha Smith / Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited,  Written with a focus on the English Language Arts Common Core Standards, this book provides a complete plan for developing a literacy program that focuses on boys pre-K through grade 12.
Common Core Standards, Books Worth, Boys Liz, Martha Smith, Common Cores, Building Literacy, Liz Knowles
The Common Core Approach to Building Literacy in Boys by Liz Knowles and Martha Smith #DOEBibliography
The common core approach to building literacy in boys
Integrating young adult literature through the common core standards / Rachel L. Wadham and Jonathan W. Ostenson. / Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC,  This book advocates for a stronger role for young-adult literature in ELA classrooms, compellingly documenting how this body of work meets both the needs of adolescent students and the demands of the common core for complex texts and tasks.
Adolescent Students, Young Adult, Common Core, She Classroom
Integrating young adult literature through the common core standards - upper MS - HS
Resources - Common Core for Libraries - Guides at Massachusetts Library System, Inc.
Collaborating for inquiry-based learning : school librarians and teachers partner for student achievement / Virginia L. Wallace and Whitney Norwood Husid. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, c2011.
Achievement Virginia, Teacher Librarians, Teachers Partner, Cm Sw, Dp 159884850X, Inquiry Based Learning, Classroom Ideas
Collaborating for Inquiry-Based Learning: School Librarians and Teachers Partner for Student Achievement by Virginia L. Wallace, http://www.amazon.com/dp/159884850X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_o10srb1877CJ1
Collaborating for Inquiry-Based Learning: School Librarians and Teachers Partner for Student Achievement by Virginia L. Wallace
3D printing : a powerful new curriculum tool for your school library / Lesley M. Cano. Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, 
School Libraries, 3Dprinting, Curriculum Tool, 3D Printing, Makerspace Stem
3D printing: A powerful new curriculum tool for your school library. (2015) by Lesley M. Cano.
My Best List of Nonfiction Books Ever
Nonfiction reading is so important for kids -- and not just because Common Core says it is. Here's the best list of nonfiction books that will get kids reading!
Library Book, Reading List, Common Core, Best Nonfiction Books For Kids
Nonfiction reading is so important for kids -- and not just because Common Core says Here's the best list of nonfiction books that will get your kids reading!
Here are some books that I could incorporate in a read aloud that will allow me to bring some other subject areas into my literacy time.
Nonfiction reading is so important for kids -- and not just because Common Core says it is. Here's the best list of nonfiction books that will get kids reading! Idea to team up fiction and non-fiction books
Nonfiction reading is so important for kids -- and not just because Common Core says it is.
Nonfiction reading is so important for kids -- and not just because Common Core says it is. Here's the best list of nonfiction books that will get kids reading! - "Reading nonfiction can be as rich an opportunity for imaginative engagement as the reading of a literary text" (Aukerman, 2015, p. 59). This list of nonfiction books is excellent for students who are ready to move on from predictable picture books and begin constructing meaning from texts that are interesting and sophisticated.
Best nonfiction books for kids
Nonfiction reading list
Nonfiction book reading is so important for kids -- and not just because Common Core says it is best. Kids need to be able to read for information as well as for story.
Assessing for learning : librarians and teachers as partners 2nd ed. / Violet H. Harada and Joan M. Yoshina. / Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, c2010.
Libraries Unlimited, Learning Librarians, Teacher Librarians, Calif Libraries, Unlimited C2010, Partners 2Nd, Santa Barbara Library, Yoshina Santa
The creative imperative : school librarians and teachers cultivating curiosity together / Jami Biles Jones and Lori J. Flint, editors / Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC,  New Common Core and state standards demand creative teaching and learning. This book provides a solid, foundational understanding of creativity that enables readers to elicit creative performance from their students.
Teacher Librarians, Teachers Cultivating, Imperative School, California Libraries, Flint Editors, Biles Jones, Cultivating Curiosity
The creative imperative: School librarians and teachers cultivating curiosity together. (2013). by Jami B. Jones and Lori J. Flint.
Library 101 : a handbook for the school librarian 2nd ed. / Claire Gatrell Stephens and Patricia Franklin. / Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, 
Librarian 2Nd, Libraries Unlimited, Franklin Santa, Teacher Librarians, California Libraries, Gatrell Stephens, Santa Barbara California, Claire Gatrell
Library 101: A handbook for the school librarian. 2nd ed. (2015). by Claire G. Stephens & Patricia Franklin.
Free voluntary reading / Stephen Krashen. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, c2011.
Libraries Unlimited, Voluntary Reading, Professional Books, Free Voluntary, Books Books Books, Reading Books, Krashen Santa, Reading Santa
Krashen, S. (2011). Free Voluntary Reading. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.
Free Voluntary Reading_Stephen D. Krashen
Krashen, S. (2011). Free Voluntary Reading. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited. Free voluntary reading looks better and more powerful than ever. Stephen D. Krashen, PhD, is an advocate for free voluntary reading in schools and has published many journal articles on the subject. Free Voluntary Reading: Power 2010 collects the last ten years of his extensive work and reconsiders all aspects of this important debate in light of the latest findings. The book provides an accessible examination of topics, such as free voluntary reading's value in language and literary acquisition domestically and worldwide, recent developments in support of free voluntary reading, whether rewards-based programs benefit the development of lifelong reading, the value of phonics in reading instruction, and trends in literacy in the United States. (book description)
Oregon State Library's LIS Collection: Free Voluntary Reading (book)
why i love being a librarian
Favorite Librarian, Libraries Librarians, Library Books, Library Ideas, Shifted Librarian, Library Stuff
Librarian appreciation! By The Shifted Librarian "You are not just an employee..." via Flickr. #librarians
Best employee appreciation card/swag I've ever seen. I should print off a bunch of these and start putting them into my library books when I return them.
Heck yes, Librarians! Pin to share this with your favorite librarian. Love the validation in the words. Sometimes we all need a reminder of how important that we are to others.
I'd like something like this for those days when I feel like no one cares. By The Shifted Librarian You are not just an employee... via Flickr.
By The Shifted Librarian You are not just an employee... via Flickr. Ogden School District librarians and teachers--we love you!
By The Shifted Librarian > You are not just an employee... Part Wizard, Part Genius, Part Explorer
By The Shifted Librarian You are not just an employee... via Flickr. I like it
employee appreciation card for libraries / librarians / volunteers
Serving teen parents : from literacy to life skills / Ellin Klor and Sarah Lapin ; foreword by Maryann Mori. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, c2011.
Librarian Files, Files Teen, Calif Libraries, Teen Parenting Class, Ellin Klor, Lapin Foreword, Santa Barbara Library
If I ever have children I believe that this would be a fun picture to have in a funky frame in the library/study when they are getting old enough to understand the "ways" of life!! Fun and practical.
Library Lesson, Smart Phones, Library Ideas
ways to find #phone review #smart phone #best phone #new phone| http://phone-reviews-blog-noemie.blogspot.com
Ways to find information other than Google! What a concept! #Google #Infographic
ways to find #new phone| http://phone-reviews-blog-noemie.blogspot.com
ways to find #new phone #phone review #best phone #smart phone
please remember - we didn't die dumb before smart phones!
cute way of expressing the ways to find info
Ways to find info
TeachingWithLibraryOfCongress by The Daring Librarian, via Flickr
Congress Powerfulinfographic, Congress Teacher, Congress Resources, Infographic Teaching, Library Infographics, Congress Infographic, Library Of Congress
Right next to Capitol. Government Documents was my favorite class in grad school because it focused on vital, underused, free resource for the public. And because working at the Library of Congress is my dream job :)
Great LOC Infographic: "Teaching With the Library of Congress ~ LOC website @ http://www.loc.gov/index.html ~ infographic via Instructional Resource Center
An infographic that shares what the Library of Congress offers and the best ways teachers might use the free resources
Teaching With the Library of Congress - infographic from Best Colleges Online
Teaching With the Library of Congress powerfulinfographic.com
Infographic: Teaching With Library Of Congress, via Flickr.
[Infographic] Teaching With the Library of Congress
library of congress infographic.
Yesterday, I posted that the Library of Congress has begun its application process for the Library of Congress Summer Institute, where educators can learn how to use the Library of Congress's resources in their classrooms. Best College's Online has an amazing infographic that highlights these resources. I am reproducing with permission here.
School Library Binder/Planner: Scrappy Theme
Finally!!! I found one made for a librarian!!
Copy Idea, Binder Organization, Librarian Binder, School Library Ideas, Librarian Ideas
No doubt about it! A school librarian has to keep track of an amazing number of things. The binder system is one of the best ways to keep 'things' handy and neat. $
No doubt about it! A school librarian has to keep track of an amazing number of things. The binder system is one of the best ways to keep 'things' handy and neat. This one costs but could be EASILY duplicated in Publisher.
A school librarian has to keep track of an amazing number of things. [ Mathnook.com ] #technology #learning #games #fun
School librarian binder system. $
Tools for the Librarian $$
Books About the Library
Children's Books About the Library
Library Book, Library Picturebooks, Kids Books, Fun Learning, Book List, Children S Books, Children Books, Books For Kids
Children's Books About the Library #raisingreaders www.raisingreaders.org
Children's Books About the Library | #kidsmoveandtalk
Books for kids about the library
Books About the Library - Fantastic Fun & Learning
Social media activities for libraries by Phil Bradley, via Flickr