8 years as an at-risk alternative High School Science Teacher of Biology, Physical Science, and Chemistry, followed by 13+ years as an International Baccalaureate Middle School Librarian & Technology Specialist.
A School Library is just a bigger classroom with a lot more stuff. I believe the materials are there to serve as accessories to our Library Lessons, and students need short, simple, interactive lessons that support classroom learning and stimulate high achievement. If we make students and Library Lessons our priorities, everything else about the library will fall into place: collection development, facility organization, library scheduling, library promotion and advocacy, and even professional development.
For personal reasons I do not seek, nor do I accept, honors or awards. My teacher and librarian colleagues honor me with their trust by coming to me for ideas, tech help, and co-teaching. I do, however, love the moniker bestowed upon me by one of my favorite teacher friends: "Goddess of All That Is Known."
B.S. Multidisciplinary Social Sciences (History, Political Science, Economics); minor in Physical Sciences
MLIS - Master of Library & Information Science
Known variously as Ms. P, barupa or barupatx, and BrP, I am Barbara R. Paciotti, living in the Dallas TX Metroplex. For questions about my products, please email me at email@example.com. For more about Library Life, visit my blog "Looking Backward-No Sweat Library" or my Pinterest site "No Sweat Library Lessons & Management."
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Math, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Geography, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Professional Development, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Reading Strategies, Decimals, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading