8 years At-risk Alternative High School Science teacher of Biology, Physical Science, and Chemistry, followed by 13+ years International Baccalaureate Middle School Librarian/Technology Specialist.
I believe the materials in our library are only there to serve as accessories to our Library Lessons, and students need short, simple lessons that support classroom learning and stimulate high achievement. A school library is just a bigger classroom with a lot more stuff, so 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, get a real kick out of the moniker bestowed upon me by one of my favorite teacher friends: "Goddess of All That Is Known."
B.S. Multidisciplinary Social Sciences; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more about Library Life, visit my blog "Looking Backward-Reflections of a Retired Middle School Librarian" or my Pinterest site "No Sweat Library Lessons & Management."
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Geography, Literature, Professional Development, Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Reading Strategies, Decimals, Informational Text, Close Reading