What’s Montessori Library?

This is our first week of school, and I’m a Montessori school librarian, specializing in early childhood. What does Montessori have to do with it? The majority of Montessori students are in the first plane of development, between two and a half years and six. These...

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We Work Together

Planning is the name of the game as Washington schools come back to start the new year. Teacher back-to-business week brings a great opportunity to collaborate and to invigorate the teachers a librarian works with. This year I’m switching up the program. How can we...

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Real Writer

Recently a friend and writer confided that he had come to a conclusion about his forward path to a writing career. Reading through his well-documented and thoroughly experienced paragraphs on his journey-to-date and the upcoming year’s prospects, I was struck by the...

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Accountability and Time Management

Writing is usually done by yourself, but sometimes doing it by yourself isn't effective. There's nothing like writing with a friend to help you keep track of your time. if you're writing a blog post instead of editing a chapter, it still counts. Here's the thing:...

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Moving forward

Today is lovely. The sun shines, the sky offers blue instead of clouds. Roses are blooming. Today I got two rejections. Which one do you think I focused on while walking? Neither, really. It's the stories I thought about. The stories have to move forward. The people...

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Winding down

Teaching these Kindergartners and primary students has been a pleasure. I've learned so much from them and we've had fun all around. The yearbook has pictures of dancing, singing, field trips to the public library, and a couple of plays we put on as part of our class....

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What’s Montessori Library?

This is our first week of school, and I’m a Montessori school librarian, specializing in early childhood. What does Montessori have to do with it? The majority of Montessori students are in the first plane of development, between two and a half years and six. These...

We Work Together

Planning is the name of the game as Washington schools come back to start the new year. Teacher back-to-business week brings a great opportunity to collaborate and to invigorate the teachers a librarian works with. This year I’m switching up the program. How can we...

Real Writer

Recently a friend and writer confided that he had come to a conclusion about his forward path to a writing career. Reading through his well-documented and thoroughly experienced paragraphs on his journey-to-date and the upcoming year’s prospects, I was struck by the...

Accountability and Time Management

Writing is usually done by yourself, but sometimes doing it by yourself isn't effective. There's nothing like writing with a friend to help you keep track of your time. if you're writing a blog post instead of editing a chapter, it still counts. Here's the thing:...

Moving forward

Today is lovely. The sun shines, the sky offers blue instead of clouds. Roses are blooming. Today I got two rejections. Which one do you think I focused on while walking? Neither, really. It's the stories I thought about. The stories have to move forward. The people...

Winding down

Teaching these Kindergartners and primary students has been a pleasure. I've learned so much from them and we've had fun all around. The yearbook has pictures of dancing, singing, field trips to the public library, and a couple of plays we put on as part of our class....