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Wilson, Michelle – Knowledge Quest, 2012
Collaboration is one of the most important aspects of the role of the school librarian in the twenty-first century, but, for many reasons, collaboration is challenging to implement. Some classroom teachers may not know how students benefit from the classroom-school library collaboration. Others may be unwilling to relinquish control of their…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, School Libraries, Librarians
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Wolf, Sara; Sumner, Andrea M.; de Freitas, Michelle – Knowledge Quest, 2011
Creating a game for third-grade students that school librarians and teachers can use in their school libraries and classrooms is a unique challenge, especially if that game is based on teaching anatomy. But that's exactly what an instructional team from Auburn University in Alabama decided to do. The team--which consisted of a school librarian who…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Anatomy, Grade 3, Team Teaching
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Higgins, Carrie – Knowledge Quest, 2008
In this article, the author describes the development of a storytelling unit she introduced to her school. She got the idea for the storytelling unit from the National Storytelling Festival she had attended several years ago in Jonesboro, Tennessee. When she proposed her idea of a storytelling unit culminating in a festival modeled on the national…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 3, Curriculum Development
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Crow, Sherry R. – Knowledge Quest, 2007
Developmentalists state that children are born with the intrinsic motivation to learn, but studies show that this intrinsic desire to learn begins to wane during the early school years, around third grade, and continues a steady decline through eighth grade. Intrinsic motivation is at the core of information literacy, the foundation for a desire…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Learning Motivation, Self Determination, Theories