12 Responses to are you in your element?

  1. p.s. All the best to Bonnie as she looks forward to her next big adventure in life! And @aaronmueller, I’m looking forward to seeing where your passion takes you as you fill the role of Learning Commons Teacher at Parkland! Congrats to both of you – your passion is truly an inspiration to me.

    p.s. Kathy, thank you for joining us for the field trip and modelling the comfy chair – you are obviously in your element!

  2. Thanks for this, Jacqueline. You summed it up nicely! I only would like to take this further and spread it thicker among all stakeholders including school administrators, parents, the public, and of course, government! Thanks for your tireless advocacy efforts on behalf of school libraries in BC!

  3. Five hours, and even ten some days, feel like five minutes or ten in our role as teacher librarian because the days race by. Our comfy chairs in our learning commons have enhanced the “aha and ahhhh” factors over and over but it is the questioning and learning that fuels the passion. Am I in my element? Yes, I am so in my element. And so further to that, I hope you are able to continue to share your “element” skill set with others as you engage in new learning environments, Bonnie. Congratulations. =) As chapter councillor in a remoter part of BC, I will miss you.

  4. I’ve been a colleague of Bonnie’s for years now, and here at Stelly’s School (also SD#63) we are just a few months behind Bonnie and Ruth in our conversion to a learning commons. I’m sad to see Bonnie retire as she has always brought such passion to her role. Big shoes to fill! I wish her all the best in her new career!

  5. Barbara MacPherson says:

    Thanks, Jacqueline, for your wonderful, inspiring blogs, particularly this one. It rings true, especially after our evening at the Nakusp library yesterday, where our past chair, Paula Rogers, was awarded a 2013 Super Trustee Award. We are very lucky in our little library that she, our present board of trustees, and all the staff were and are “in our element” and that we are one and all dedicated to our library and excited about future possibilities.

  6. Betty says:

    Thank you Jacqueline, for finding the words that so clearly show the value of passion in one’s work and the need to provide ‘climate control’ for the children.

  7. Al Smith says:

    So well said as usual Jacqueline! Bonnie was such a big factor in enriching my professional life and consequently impacted kids she never even met! She is a testament to the virtue of professional networking and librarian generosity.
    My addition to the “in your element” theme… 😉 I couldn’t resist. Yes. And comfy chairs. 🙂

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