Fostering Literacies to Empower Life-Long Learners: A Look at the CLA’s Leading Learning

As a teacher who has unreservedly and loudly argued that literacy instruction is the responsibility of ALL teachers, I chose “Fostering Literacies to Empower Life-Long Learners” to explore in the Canadian Library Association’s Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada (2014). The framework identifies key themes in fostering literacies toContinue reading “Fostering Literacies to Empower Life-Long Learners: A Look at the CLA’s Leading Learning”

Issue: Cuts in Funding to Libraries and Staffing in Libraries

Over the past couple of decades, libraries have seen funding cuts in the form of both resource limitations and staffing. With declining enrollment in schools comes declining funding and school boards do not always prioritize funding to libraries and teacher-librarians. Many elementary schools – and smaller secondary – function with part-time staffing, meaning that theirContinue reading “Issue: Cuts in Funding to Libraries and Staffing in Libraries”

Welcome to My New Blog!

I have been maintaining a blog for some time, but needed to move to a new platform. Older posts can still be found at laurabeal.blogspot.com. Most of the posts are assignments for my AQ (additional qualifications) courses for my Special Education Specialist courses (3 parts), Reading Specialist (3 parts), and Integration of Information and ComputerContinue reading “Welcome to My New Blog!”