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A King in the Library

I've always heard that chess is an excellent educational tool to help students learn. Grandmaster and Olympic World Champion Susan Polgar is a big advocate who also promotes Chess in Schools. Tom Long from the Globe Correspondent writes about a Library director who also believes in the benefits of the ancient board game. "Michael Sullivan has been director of the Weeks Library [...]

A King in the Library

I've always heard that chess is an excellent educational tool to help students learn. Grandmaster and Olympic World Champion Susan Polgar is a big advocate who also promotes Chess in Schools. Tom Long from the Globe Correspondent writes about a Library director who also believes in the benefits of the ancient board game. "Michael Sullivan has been director of the Weeks Library [...]

Dear Readers,

with 2 days off this week, I'd like to subscribe to some GREAT BLOGS and add to my ever growing bloglines account. Please help me out and add your own favorite reads. I already subscribe to some of the biggies…Web-logged, Diane Chen, Pedersondesigns, Shifted Librarian, Blue Skunk, and Teach 42 (only to name a few). But there [...]

Dear Readers,

with 2 days off this week, I'd like to subscribe to some GREAT BLOGS and add to my ever growing bloglines account. Please help me out and add your own favorite reads. I already subscribe to some of the biggies…Web-logged, Diane Chen, Pedersondesigns, Shifted Librarian, Blue Skunk, and Teach 42 (only to name a few). But there [...]

Where have ALLLLLL the chalkboards gone?

This question comes in my BEST Peter, Paul and Mary voice.  I also dedicate this post to the chalkboard and eraser, who never received the proper burials.  I know this is not a new story.  But these old boards really served educators well over the years. "Taking a page from the business world, they're outfitting most new and remodeled [...]

Where have ALLLLLL the chalkboards gone?

This question comes in my BEST Peter, Paul and Mary voice.  I also dedicate this post to the chalkboard and eraser, who never received the proper burials.  I know this is not a new story.  But these old boards really served educators well over the years. "Taking a page from the business world, they're outfitting most new and remodeled [...]

Linking To Some Yum-Sum-Fun

Steve Dembo from the Teach42 blog, links to The TechSavvy Educator blog, who links to Tony's Pizza Game and believe me, it's sloooowww good. The MrNussbaum site, for K-8 educators is one of those sites that is sure to take you off task in a good way and is a keeper (it's also free). You'll leave the site saying "WOW!" The [...]

Linking To Some Yum-Sum-Fun

Steve Dembo from the Teach42 blog, links to The TechSavvy Educator blog, who links to Tony's Pizza Game and believe me, it's sloooowww good. The MrNussbaum site, for K-8 educators is one of those sites that is sure to take you off task in a good way and is a keeper (it's also free). You'll leave the site saying "WOW!" The [...]

Love Makes The Libraries Go Round

Even though Valentine's Day has past, the mood is still in the air. There's also a lot of love happening at libraries. In the UK for instance, Love Your Library Month begins today and Rachel Buller writes about poetry lessons, complementary therapies to relax and revive you and lessons in writing romantic love songs happening at branches in Norfolk. Don't tell me that [...]

Love Makes The Libraries Go Round

Even though Valentine's Day has past, the mood is still in the air. There's also a lot of love happening at libraries. In the UK for instance, Love Your Library Month begins today and Rachel Buller writes about poetry lessons, complementary therapies to relax and revive you and lessons in writing romantic love songs happening at branches in Norfolk. Don't tell me that [...]