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Bush, Gail – Knowledge Quest, 2014
Young scholars readily encounter creative characters in both literature and in life who stimulate questioning, problem solving, communicating, and pursuing interests and personal growth. By fueling students' creativity, school librarians demonstrate respect for the unique individuals they are now and honor them for the people they are…
Descriptors: Creativity, School Libraries, Library Services, Change Strategies
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Bush, Gail – Knowledge Quest, 2009
While many robust library programs engage students in problem-finding, inquiry-rich curricula, other programs might benefit from addition of a few key strategies. Discussion strategies might be used during read-alouds or as enhancements to an instructional strategy like jigsaw. Writing strategies might be integrated into research projects or might…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Writing Strategies, School Libraries, Librarians
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Bush, Gail – Knowledge Quest, 2007
Librarians are effective in sharing their best practices with each other. Learning from each other is crucial, but not sharing their stories with other members of the school learning community keeps them wondering exactly what it is that librarians do. In this article, the author offers steps that can guide librarians to write for publications…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Writing for Publication
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Bush, Gail – Knowledge Quest, 2003
Discusses collaboration between school librarians and teachers and describes teacher inquiry groups, based on those at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The focus of the inquiry group is to examine individual lessons and use them as points of entry for understanding teaching methods and improving instructional practices.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Inquiry, Instructional Improvement, Lesson Plans
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Bush, Gail – Knowledge Quest, 2002
Presents six conversations between school library media specialists and teachers that are based on true stories involving collaboration. Discusses pressures to relinquish individuality in lesson plans; planning; curriculum development; and child development classes and preschool programs. (LRW)
Descriptors: Child Development, Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bush, Gail – Knowledge Quest, 2001
Considers the opportunity for creativity in the use of technology in the school library media center. Highlights include technology defined by "Information Power"; the creative personality; creativity and technology; and 12 characteristics of a creative library media specialist, including adaptability, flexibility, and independent…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Creativity, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers
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Bush, Gail – Knowledge Quest, 1998
Discusses ways that library media specialists can influence lifelong learning habits by collaborating with teachers on projects and activities that incorporate real-life applications. Based on readings from the whole-language philosophy and school-reform movement, presents examples from a high school; the examples stress authentic learning…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, High Schools, Learning Activities, Learning Resources Centers