Category Archives: Education

Kindness Matters

My tween has been elected School Captain by their peers and teachers. It’s a great achievement, for someone who was so shy for a very long time, who had been bullied at a previous school, who stood out because they were so very different. Next year will see them step up into a leadership role I am confident they will thrive in.

But my child is kind and caring. Which often puts them at odds with the way society thinks they should act. My tween put an arm around the other elected School Captain when she burst into tears, and comforted her, in front of the entire Senior Unit, an action I feel is another reason they will make a great School Captain. They have the ability to give comfort and kindness in a society that does not value these qualities.

But we have to make Kindness Matter in the same way we care about issues we feel strongly about. We have to carefully care for and nurture Kindness to ourselves and others if we want to grow a community we need for the future.

If you can, perform one act of kindness a day, and see what impact you will have on those around you.


Florida’s Ask a Librarian Service

Ask a Librarianis a service run for the residents of Florida. Offering a virtual reference service, and a 24 hour email service, this is another example of how libraries are agile and differentiating their service from the search engines.

This site also includes Hurricane Help which focuses on best serving the community by connecting them to services they require to get through natural disasters.

The Secret Language of Books

Have you been here, where you’re standing next to a student, looking for a book for them, and you’re performing the little reference interview trying to extract what kind of book they’re after. Well look no further – a gem of a collection of the language of books is here from NoveList: The Secret Language of Books: A Guide to appeal. 2018 edition. This is great summer vacation preparatory reading before you go back into the library and face the new readers.

The Brutal Truth that all White Feminists need to read.

This a is a must read for all feminists, and how we have to make sure we’re striving for everyone, not just the few who fit the medias interpretation of feminism.

The Knowledge Compass

When faced with an area of research, we need to be able to formulate questions to help us understand it. This brilliant website offers the educator, student and parent some ways to help formulate questions. Enjoy!

20 Tips to Help in the Schoolroom and Library

A great range of tips that makes the statement that behaviour is often the reflection of what is occurring internally in the student. I found the article proactive and all about building the skills of both the student and the teacher/Librarian, and creating a valuable toolbox that can be used to build resilience and persistence.

As a parent whose child has undergone the Resilience Project,I have noticed a great improvement in behaviour because they now have access to a toolbox of coping mechanisms and strategies.

The Future of Libraries

10 Experts Talk Library Positivity by Brandi Scardilli involves ten information professionals give you their take on future trends, how they’ve remained engaged in the sphere and the future of libraries.

My Book Corner

A treasure trove of beautiful children’s literature for you to discover.


The Independent Woman and the myth of the Australian bushman

ANZ LitLovers LitBlog

For lovers of Australian and New Zealand literary fiction; Ambassador for Australian literature

The YA Room


A Cosy Reading Blog

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Australian Haiku Society

haikuoz - the enjoyment of haiku

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

This is a writer's blog for authors, business people, creative people, freelancers, journalists, publishers, and poets. They will learn the ins and outs of writing for publication. Both beginning and experienced writers will profit from it.


Crazy quilts are unique and innovative quilts created from scraps of materials. This expresses my hope for young people.


Humanising! Indigenising! Decolonising! Thriving

T is for Training

10 Years of Sharing Knowledge One Call At A Time

Ta-Nehisi Coates | The Atlantic

Thoughts, Ideas and so much more

This is Lit

Book Blog

Kylie in the library

Musings of an emerging information professional

Sarah Cawkwell's Blog

"The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense." -- Tom Clancy

Yellowstone National Park Lodges

Thoughts, Ideas and so much more

Life in the Information World

Mother Jones

Smart, fearless journalism

Librarian Lisa

school library consultant


nurturing the compassionate maker, the reluctant reader, and embracing #librarylife

Australian Aboriginal Languages Student Blog

A place to share anything at all that's interesting and related to the languages of Australia. WARNING: We wish to advise that this blog may contain names, voices and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have passed away. We strongly urge readers to exercise caution when viewing the blog so as to avoid distress.

I am Jessica

A student's attempt at environmentalism.


simple connected living, city style


Fitness Community

L-B the Librarian

Use your library

Imogen Crest

Creative Artist - Time Travelling Nature Hermit - Soul Food Cafe

Cybils Awards

Thoughts, Ideas and so much more


moneyless low impact living

Nikki Skies

I am a lover of perseverance. I am folklore. I am consistency and contradiction.

Whispers of a Womanist

A Black Female Perspective...

When Women Inspire

Inspirational Women | Health and Lifestyle Tips

Eliza Grace Quinn

Feminism, feelings and faraway places.

Jason's Movie Blog

A Movie Blog for the Latest Movie Reviews, Trailers, and More

A Library Lady

News and views from the world of children's books and libraries

Spoonie Authors Network

We love words and manage spoons.

Loving the Library Life...

living and loving life as a middle school librarian

Just So Stories

Random Reviews and Ramblings from Redcliffe

Matt Doyle Media

Taking A Positive Look At Pop Culture

Simply Etta

Inspiration for the Heart, Mind and Soul