(Boys) Reading as a social activity

As I wander around my library during recess and lunchtime, before and after school, I realise more and more than reading is not the solitary quiet activity that it's usually purported to be. I've taken to trying to capture this by photographing the communal reading that is going on - which takes me to an … Continue reading (Boys) Reading as a social activity

Tricky timetabling in the library

Back to school for my classes tomorrow after the long 8 week summer vacation.  Teachers have been back a week and it's been a productive but quite busy week getting everything ready. Is one every really ready? Who knows what the year will bring. What combination of students and teachers and classes will evolve as … Continue reading Tricky timetabling in the library

INF536: Assessment 4 – Part A: Applying spatial changes and design thinking to middle school reading– a three phase collaborative approach

Introduction There is a long history of research into the value of and elements contributing to the success of classroom libraries. They have an important role in ensuring accessibility of written works to promote fluency and skill in literacy and thereby contributing to academic achievement. But the literature appears to concentrate on elementary schools (Hopenwasser … Continue reading INF536: Assessment 4 – Part A: Applying spatial changes and design thinking to middle school reading– a three phase collaborative approach

Are we there yet? No … and this is why – an appeal to database owners and academic libraries

I'm about to write another assignment.  This must be about my 40th serious assignment of over 1,500 words requiring academic research, looking for good peer-reviewed studies, reading through 1,000's of pages to try and distill exactly what is being said, whether it is of relevance (directly or tangentially), and once I'm finished that to pause … Continue reading Are we there yet? No … and this is why – an appeal to database owners and academic libraries