‘Reading can’t be the thing we do when we have extra time’

Guest post by Lakes English teacher Neil Lesinski

“All good days begin with reading.” This quote, spoken by literacy expert Dr. Janet Allen, was the focus of a two-day conference that a group of D117 English teachers attended November 14 and 15. Dr. Allen’s passion for reading and the power of stories was evident in the tears that welled in her eyes as she spoke about the value of literacy in the lives of teachers and students.  Continue reading


For magazine lovers

Car and Driver, Cooking Light, ESPN, People, and Time. Ahh, I can visualize it now. The snow is coming down. The wind is howling and it’s bitterly cold. But, I am barely aware of the storm because I’m getting lost in a world of stories. Revealing interviews. Cooking tips. Investigative reports. Whatever my mood, wherever I am, there’s a digital magazine to match.

With the upcoming holidays, I was looking for a magazine service as a potential gift idea. I found one vendor that stood out above the rest—Next Issue.

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LibGuides – Made Just For You

Have you ever had students say they forgot their assignment at home or they didn’t know how to access our school resources? Do you have any upcoming projects that utilize a variety of print, database or online resources?

If you can answer yes to either of these questions, you’re going to love what a LibGuide can do for you and your students!   Continue reading