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Connecticut Association of School Librarians

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The Giver

Posted by Irene Kwidzinski on July 17, 2014 at 9:31pm 0 Comments

Thanks to Randy Testa at Walden Media and Gerri Fegan of NESLA & MSLA, today I had the good fortune to watch a preview of The Giver which comes to theaters August 15, 2014. You will be happy to hear that the movie is true to the spirit of the Newbery award winning book written by Lois Lowry. Walden Media has put together some wonderful resources and a guide for educators. Check it out. There will definitely be a new demand for this book and the other three titles in the quartet.…

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Congratulations

Posted by Irene Kwidzinski on April 17, 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Congratulations to CASL vp intern Jane Martellino selected to be on the Connecticut Teach Dream Team !

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“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin

"School Librarians Have IT.  We bring critical innovation that leads to opportunities for transformation of our learning communities."

 Susan Ballard, AASL President 2012-2013

"We choose to go to the moon and other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills." 

John F. Kennedy

"When it comes to teaching and technology it is okay to be where you are, it is just not okay to stay there."  Jennifer LaGarde

 

"Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant."  Mitchell Kapor

 

"The Internet may be the world's greatest library, but let's face it - all the books are scattered on the floor." D.C. Denison, Boston Globe

 

" Be the edge that transforms the core." Brown, The Power of Pull

 

"Transliteracy = ability to adapt."  2011 SLJ Summit

 

"If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow."  John Dewey

 

"The shift from a teaching focus to a learning focus is a crucial one."  Violet Harada

 

“If you don’t promote yourself, you’re doomed to defend yourself.” Ken Haycock at CIL 2010

"Every interaction might be the whole thing." Seth Godin blog


"The only way to be a 21st-century teacher is to be a 21st-century learner." ISTE webinar 2/25/10

"Be present where they are." Will Richardson on Twitter

"Only one method of improving reading ability really works: engaging in a great deal of interesting (better yet, compelling), comprehensible reading." Stephen Krashen in the May/June 2009 KQ

"We have to go into their territory." by Frank McCourt in the Danbury News-Times, C3, 7/24/2009

"Don't retire---inspire." Mickey Rooney in Parade 11/15/2009

"We need to support kids in being creators of information instead of receivers of information." Marco Torres

"Find out what people want and give it to them." Paul LeClerc, NYPL president, in the NY Times 11/19/09

"Do what you do best and link to the rest." Jeff Jarvis on BuzzMachine 3/8/10

 
 
 

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The Giver

Thanks to Randy Testa at Walden Media and Gerri Fegan of NESLA & MSLA, today I had the good fortune to watch a preview of The Giver which comes to theaters August 15, 2014. You will be happy to hear that the movie is true to the spirit of the Newbery award winning book written by Lois Lowry. Walden Media has put together some wonderful resources and a guide for educators. Check it out. There will definitely be a new demand for this book and the other three titles in the quartet.…See More
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Everyone talks about how to "raise" readers, yet many of the things educators and parents say and do are actually destroying our students and our children's ...
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