News Literacy Presentation

I've been crazy hard at work this past 6 months with a library renovation, finishing up my master's degree, working, mom-ing, you know - LIFE! But in the middle of all of that, I created this presentation for my district and also presented it last night for a local civic group. Thought I'd share it … Continue reading News Literacy Presentation

Dear Authors: Stop Normalizing Disordered Eating

Dear Authors: When a book character is eating in a book, just let her eat. Eating is fuel and it’s healthy and it’s normal. Don’t subject readers to YOUR internal dialogue reflecting disordered eating that you have been brainwashed by diet culture into thinking is normal. Let your characters order food in a restaurant without … Continue reading Dear Authors: Stop Normalizing Disordered Eating

30+ Middle School Book Group Picks

I'm sharing this here because some of my Instagram followers have requested it! Earlier this week, my middle school ELA team requested the following, in correlation with their work with Curriculum Companion - a Wisconsin resource for CCSS. "............next unit they will be reading a variety of texts, forming an argument, and writing an argumentative … Continue reading 30+ Middle School Book Group Picks

WEMTA 2018 Spotlight Speaker Presentations

The big event is here! I am a Spotlight Speaker at the WEMTA 2018 Conference (aka WI state conference for librarians and ed tech peeps) and I will be presenting 6 different sessions over the course of the next 3 days! I'm sharing those presentations with all of YOU, with the understanding that they do NOT … Continue reading WEMTA 2018 Spotlight Speaker Presentations

Nerdy Book Club Post: Pushing Your Reading Boundaries

Good morning, friends! I'm over on Nerdy Book Club again today! This time I'm talking about why I'm the most difficult library patron ever.....and how and why to push your reading boundaries. I'd really love if you would go check it out! Are we connected on Goodreads, Instagram and Twitter? If not, let’s fix that! … Continue reading Nerdy Book Club Post: Pushing Your Reading Boundaries

The Best Faculty Meeting Ever

I'm fairly certain I have NEVER said this before, but it really, really was. Today's faculty meeting at my elementary school was the best one EVER. Know why? Because we talked about BOOKS for the majority of the time! Last summer, I had the opportunity to go to NerdCampMI (amazing experience!!) and managed to snag … Continue reading The Best Faculty Meeting Ever

Picture Books About Being Thoughtful

My school's elementary PBIS theme this month is THOUGHTFUL, so we pulled some titles for teachers to use to reinforce this message. And I'm being THOUGHTFUL by sharing them with the general population 😉 Below is the resource list of the titles I created in Destiny (ignore the interest level - it is WRONG!),  and … Continue reading Picture Books About Being Thoughtful

My Nominations for the 2017 Nerdy Book Club Award

For what it's worth, here is what I nominated! If you want to know more about these book awards, or want to vote yourself, here is the post! Nominations are open through December 17th. For the record, however, there are some categories that it was almost impossible to only choose 5 in. I hate narrowing … Continue reading My Nominations for the 2017 Nerdy Book Club Award

Picture Books to Cuddle Up With on a Sick Day

It's cold and flu season here in the midwest, but when there are this many cute picture books about the topic, it's *almost* bearable! As a teacher and mom, I am well aware of how much time our little ones spend at home sniffling and sneezing and slightly miserable during these months ~ why not have … Continue reading Picture Books to Cuddle Up With on a Sick Day

Girls and Coding and Libraries OH MY!

I am honored to be a part of the Penguin Young Readers blog tour for the Girls Who Code series today, and was provided complimentary copies of two of the below titles for review. All opinions are my own. As a school librarian in a district without a dedicated computer science program, I try hard … Continue reading Girls and Coding and Libraries OH MY!