A Teacher Librarian for more than 30 years I specialise in, Literature and Information Literacy through History, Geography. Sciences and the arts, resourcing teachers and students. Follow me on Pinterest. https://www.pinterest.com/TeacherLibR7/
I am keen to encourage students to become independent self motivated learners with a view to developing life long learners. In my experience students develop independent thinking and study habits when allowed room to explore using the Inquiry Method. The current thinking that the question is supplied by the teacher seems an oxymoron to me. While I believe in scaffolding children’s learning, I don’t wish to direct all their activities. I have designed work to allow students to ask their own questions and pursue the answers for themselves. Teachers should facilitate this approach, act as sounding boards, knowledgeable editors in tandem with the student. See Jamie McKenzie's website for great examples of working in this way. http://fno.org
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Primary/Elementary Teacher / Teacher-Librarian / Sustainability Educator
I work across the curriculum promoting Literature, Literacy and developing independent learning and research skills for all students of all ages.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Science, Astronomy, Biology, Environment, Physics, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, European History, World History, Arts & Music, Art History, Graphic Arts, Music, Computer Science - Technology, Drama, Australian History, British History, Geography, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Study Skills, Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Writing, Robotics, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Informational Text