Total Results: 169

Laura McShane Jul 18, 2019

Jul 18, 2019

FISH everywhere

Britta Teckentraup's FISH everywhere arrived at the library today!! This magnificent picture book is justification for the preservation of picture books in libraries and as collectible art.Teckentraup was born in Germany and trained in drawing in ...

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Laura McShane May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

Make the Most of Summer

A few years ago, I attended a conference for trail planning. Many state tourism bureaus presented, but Idaho's tagline for vacations especially resonated with me: You only have 18 summers to make the memories your kids will remember for a ...

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Carol Varsalona Apr 25, 2019

Apr 25, 2019

Seaside Walk Into the Fog

It only took one spontaneous moment to jump in the car and drive to a favorite Long Island seaside destination, the City by the Sea/Long Beach with its beautiful boardwalk that faces the Atlantic Ocean. To my amazement, as we drove up a grayness ...

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Laura McShane Nov 21, 2018

Nov 21, 2018

Mother of Invention

The proverb goes: "Necessity is the mother of invention." Here's our plan to keep kids' little hands busy over the long holiday breaks: Our wreath workshop elves will cut out leaves from the hundreds of paper bags we have stockpiled from an after ...

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Laura McShane Oct 11, 2018

Oct 11, 2018

Strong Girls Change the World

Now that I am older, I am less afraid to speak my mind, and I do. I have been threatened and told to shut up for stating my opinions, but I realize I am still lucky to live with the protection of free speech in America. Author Aisha Saeed's new ...

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Laura McShane Sep 5, 2018

Sep 5, 2018

Wonder is everywhere!

Wonderopolis strives to instill wonder in every child, every day, in every classroom, but don't forget to take your wonder outside the classroom, too! Libraries foster discovery and the wonder of exploration. You have questions - libraries help ...

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Laura McShane Jul 25, 2018

Jul 25, 2018

Around the World Dance Party

Today we celebrated our summer reading club progress with a dance party led by Valerie Salstrom of Get Hep Swing. She brought some of her seasoned students and we explored dance traditions from Mozambique, the Czech Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico and ...

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NCFL Jun 25, 2018

Jun 25, 2018

It’s here! Schedule published for the 2018 Families Learning Conference

The full schedule of concurrent sessions, general sessions, and special events is available on the 2018 Families Learning Conference website. Check out who’s presenting and what topics will be addressed! This year’s Conference will feature ...

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Laura McShane Jun 12, 2018

Jun 12, 2018

Summer Learning- Brewers of Cleveland

My Cleveland neighborhood, Brooklyn Centre, has one of the oldest cemeteries in the Cleveland area. It is the distinguished resting place for many of the founders of Cleveland - the early settlers of the region. The Cleveland Metroparks has an ...

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Christie Wyman May 19, 2018

May 19, 2018

The Wonders of Science

During the month of April, National Poetry Month, I participated in poet/author Amy Ludwig VanDerwater's "1 Subject 30 Ways" challenge. Her challenge was also a bit of an informal book study and master class, as she used her fall 2017 release Poems ...

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NCFL Apr 27, 2018

Apr 27, 2018

Making your case to attend the 2018 Families Learning Conference

By now you’ve heard who’s keynoting the General Sessions. You’ve seen a preview of the concurrent sessions and presenters already confirmed. And your colleagues have told you just how great their experience was at the 2017 Families Learning ...

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Renee Cunningham Apr 14, 2018

Apr 14, 2018

What if kids ask the questions?

Anyone who has spent time around a three year old has become weary of the question, “Why?”. At this age kids are so naturally curious, and are left questioning and wondering about everything they encounter. So, why not extend this to learning ...

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Laura McShane Apr 5, 2018

Apr 5, 2018

Where do they go?

Riverside Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio, is recognized by the Cultural Landscape Foundation as a significant historical place in America. Working with second graders at two nearby schools - I hope to provide an interpretative tour of the cemetery ...

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Kristie Ennis Mar 20, 2018

Mar 20, 2018

Combating the Spring Slide with Wonder

Feeling the apathy oozing from your students? It is that time of year, friends, the Spring Slide, when the weather is starting to warm up (well, unless you live in Ohio like me), the hormones are raging, and the countdown until the last day of ...

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NCFL Feb 26, 2018

Feb 26, 2018

NCFL seeks adult learners to share their learning stories

The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) invites adult learners to apply to be a speaker at the 2018 Families Learning Conference, held from September 24 to 26, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Each year during NCFL's Conference, students ...

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Carol Varsalona Feb 16, 2018

Feb 16, 2018

Wondering is the First Step in Learning

Have you ever stopped to professionally wonder? When you are in the wondering zone do you become passionate about novel ideas that stir your emotions? Do you step forward and allow curiosity empower you to take action? Since I am a professed ...

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