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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.