Musical Bookcases – Education Article

Here’s a fun and easy to set up, book selection activity that you can basically do at the drop of a hat…or beat! (see what I did there?)  I am always looking for ways to beef up our circulation numbers, aka, getting more books into the hands of kids. Confession: Standardized testing has really eaten into our circ numbers as we spend weeks and months testing, sometimes with the Library is closed to test our kiddos who have an IEP…

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5 Tips For Live Displays – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes How can we improve our displays? We need to think carefully about our classroom displays so that they don’t do more harm than good. Displays aren’t just for decoration but when done well can add significant value to the learning environment. In ‘Memorable Teaching’, Peps Mccrea warns that displays which aren’t purposeful can actually be detrimental. They can be distracting and potentially prevent learning from entering long-term memory. Clever classrooms think about displays and what impacts…

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