Category Archives: Culture of Learning

the best of both worlds

You know how sometimes a new way of looking at a situation makes it so everything slots into place? That moment when your heart starts to sing “I can see clearly now” occurs? That lightbulb moment? An epiphany experience? I … Continue reading

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play’s the thing

Today’s velocity of change seems like something out of Lewis Carroll’s Original Tale. When my son was born in 1997, only 18% of families had Internet in their homes; we had a dial-up modem for our one shared computer. By … Continue reading

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we need more helens

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be a librarian. Icons in the library world tend to be book people. At one time, the most venerated librarians were book scholars who knew the publishing trade inside … Continue reading

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Changing Results for Young Readers

At the end of August, I had the privilege of attending the Changing Results for Young Readers Symposium to learn more about the new focus on early reading. As you likely know, the ministry has dedicated $10.7M in increased funding … Continue reading

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