Tag Archive: Creative Librarian

Aug 20

Cursed Dishes by Jennifer Lott

I recently enjoyed interviewing Jennifer Lott about her first chapter book. As an early childhood educator, she had insights into writing for children and teaching as well. Cursed Dishes is based on a ‘revenge’ story Lott wrote when she was sixteen about her uncooperative younger sisters. Ten years later this completely reworked version is volume one in the Family Magic series, …

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Jul 31

Are Flipped Classrooms Bad For Students?

Students today have grown up in a digital environment. They do not remember a time before Googling was a verb or before games were ubiquitous on smart phones and computers. This makes today’s kids the most informed and sophisticated generation of entertainment consumers, but it undermines the value of educational videos. In the past, when …

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Jul 15

Creative Teacher Librarian Newsletter – Work in Progress

Welcome to Creative Teacher Librarian. My goal is to save you preparation time while sparking ideas to make teaching fun. I love creative writing, technology, video, drama, languages and brain-based learning. I hope you will find this monthly newsletter of  lesson ideas, links, favourite books and tips helpful. I have taught K-8, library, home room, …

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Jul 15

Under Contruction

Excuse the mess. I’m working on importing previous blogs and updating this site to be of use to Teachers, Librarians and other educators.