Monthly Stack: September 2016

Posted August 31, 2016 in Books & Reading / 1 Comment
Monthly Stack: September 2016

Monthly Stack is a new monthly feature where I will share some of the new month’s releases I am looking forward to the most. I will highlight a handful in the hopes of sharing my interest, either personally or for my school library! I have had a really difficult time posting consistently over the last year. I am hoping that implementing a monthly book feature will help me post on a more regular basis. Plus, it gives me the opportunity to highlight some books I am looking forward to reading myself or potentially purchasing for my students! Maria Lyon and […]

Favorite Apps of the Summer

Posted August 1, 2016 in Technology / 1 Comment
Favorite Apps of the Summer

 My Favorite Apps of the Summer Even though I have been on summer vacation, I have been thinking about and using technology all summer. Because, let’s face it, you just can’t escape it anymore! Needless to say, I have discovered some cool apps that I have been obsessively using or thinking about how to use all summer! Here they are: Habitica: Your Life the Role Playing Game Have you ever wanted to be rewarded for doing your chores or your homework or doing those tasks that just make you frown? Well, by using Habitica, you can! Habitica allows you to […]

What I Learned from My First Y..

What I Learned from My First Year in a School Library

“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” –Albert Einstein I spent two years learning about the ins and outs of being a school librarian. I read the text books. I listened to testimonials. I observed some of the greatest school librarians in the state. I interned at two schools. I followed all the education blogs. But nothing quite prepares you for your first day on the job when you break the laminator and have no idea how to fix it. Because you didn’t learn that in any of your classes. […]

School’s Out For Summer

Posted June 1, 2016 in Blogging, Personal Reflections / 4 Comments
School’s Out For Summer

Well, it is official: I have survived my first year in a school library! I experienced some stressful weeks and may have gotten a couple of bruises and gray hairs a long the way, but I came out okay! I will do a summary post in a couple of days highlighting my year. For now, I just wanted to write a quick post. Obviously, I haven’t been updating much over the last few months. My work-home balancing game has definitely been a bit uneven this last semester, and that imbalance affected my at-home life. I found myself lacking the energy […]