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Introducing Destiny to ELA Teachers

Today I rolled out a screencast to introduce Destiny to our ELA teachers. I will start rolling it out to more teachers and students on Friday. 26 more words

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Am I Still Cooking? YA and 'Adult' Literature

My friend, the children’s writer and editor Louie Stowell, was having Big Thoughts about Young Adult (YA) Literature on Twitter this week…

Theory re the popularity of YA with adults; everyone else's adolescences sound more appealing.

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gypsy_librarian reblogged this on An Turas and commented:

Am I still cooking? YA and 'Adult' Literature - I delve into YA for work, but also because of this --> "boredom with an adult literature obsessed with middle class neuroses" I find it's a lot easier to sort the wheat from the chaff in YAlit. Adolescence is an interesting thing to dwell on. My 86 year old grandmother loves to tell me how she still feels 17 inside, and sometimes catches herself in the mirror, and just can't understand it.

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Despite (unbelievably) still feeling queasy, this week was definitely a lot easier to live through than last!  Travelled to Qingdao side to catch up with some of the other new staff on the weekend and I managed to eat western food, even though I was sweating just putting it into my mouth.   293 more words

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23 Librarians takes over the world!

Well, not quite, although there is evidence that it has been read and discussed as far away as Japan, South Korea and Australia, as well, of course, as in other parts of the UK. 311 more words

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gypsy_librarian reblogged this on An Turas and commented:

Love this concept. Hopefully I'll be on this list one day! #23Librarians

Small Ideas for Better Readers Workshop

I have been discussing reading and writing almost every day these past few weeks preparing for my new job as a 7th grade English teacher.  I haven’t minded one bit either.   1,186 more words

Being A Teacher

gypsy_librarian reblogged this on An Turas and commented:

Handy tips for promoting reading culture in your school - thinking I might use comicbook app to create one-pager of tips for teachers

Death in the pot

I have lived in China before – in Ningbo, south of Shanghai – also working as a Teacher Librarian in an international school.  This experience was only short-lived – about 5 months – for reasons I may rant about one day!   214 more words

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School and one week down

We have survived our first week.  Luckily we ran into someone from school’s HR as we were walking out the gate to the beach yesterday as turns out she had all the other new teachers on a bus to take us for phone and bank setup.   287 more words

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