First up I’d like to share this revamped Library Chat Blog and also our sister site, Emmaus Reads Blog. Your feedback on either or both is welcome.
I have put up a range of new books for Main St and Yaamba campuses. Teachers, if you are looking for awesome books with teaching notes, the following and featured books on the Emmaus Reads Blog are now available to borrow:
Scarlet in the Snow/Sophie Masson
Song of the Slums/Richard Harland
The Watcher in the Shadows/Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Freedom Merchants/Sherryl Jordan
The Wall/William Sutcliffe
MAIN ST. CAMPUS
Steal my Sunshine/Emily Gale
Cry Blue Murder/Kim Kane and Marion Roberts
Please share the Emmaus Reads site with your students and encourage them to add their reviews or email them to me and I can add them on their behalf. I think it has a much cleaner look now and is easier to read.
Rita Pierson giving a truly inspiring and witty Ted Talk about the need for relationships with students if we want them to engage in learning.
Learning is not enough. The behaviour framework. Interesting article and embedded video clip about encouraging children from the age of four or five to be: Innovative, Resilient, Self-determined, Integrated among and Integrated within, Perceptive and Inquisitive. This article talks about these behaviours carrying on through life and into workplaces.
23 things every teacher should be able to do with an iPAD. Useful little post for anyone new to iPADS or some of the rest of us too.
Use Shared Google Drive Folders to Distribute Folders to students.
How to promote creativity if you are not creative yourself.
Guest article in the NY Times about web identity and social media. Quite interesting reading. One commentator is of the opinion that when graduating all students should be able to be “Googled” well and in a good light rather than the opposite. This article makes sobering reading.
And for our Brainy Quote for this week:
Cheers and have a great week,