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eInstruction: Grades 9-12 winner, Mrs. Vicki Gough

Mrs. Vicki Gough at the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School in London, Ontario, Canada tells me about her Winning Video.    Interview Video

eInstruction: Grades 9-12 winner, Mrs. Vicki Gough

Mrs. Vicki Gough at the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School in London, Ontario, Canada tells me about her Winning Video.    Interview Video

eInstruction: Grades 6-8 winner, Mr. Michael Grothem

Mr. Michael Grothem at Corona Ranch Elementary in Corona, California, explains the winning video. View the Winning Video:  Here are my interview questions and Michael uploaded his answers to YouTube.  It’s all about being creative. 1)      A.B What motivated you to enter the eInstruction contest?  2)      A.B. How difficult was it to teach and prepare [...]

eInstruction: Grades 6-8 winner, Mr. Michael Grothem

Mr. Michael Grothem at Corona Ranch Elementary in Corona, California, explains the winning video. View the Winning Video:  Here are my interview questions and Michael uploaded his answers to YouTube.  It’s all about being creative. 1)      A.B What motivated you to enter the eInstruction contest?  2)      A.B. How difficult was it to teach and prepare [...]

eInstruction: Grades K-5 winner, Mrs. Brett Lanier

Creative teachers are desperately needed to educate today’s children.  Just watch Sir Ken Robinson‘s segment, where he asks the question, "Do schools kill creativity?" Do they? The teachers who recently won the eInstruction’s Interactive Classroom Makeover Contest are certainly creative, and each responded to my interview questions, via e-mail, in their her creative ways. Here’s Mrs. Brett Lanier from the Chinquapin Elementary in Chinquapin, [...]

eInstruction: Grades K-5 winner, Mrs. Brett Lanier

Creative teachers are desperately needed to educate today’s children.  Just watch Sir Ken Robinson‘s segment, where he asks the question, "Do schools kill creativity?" Do they? The teachers who recently won the eInstruction’s Interactive Classroom Makeover Contest are certainly creative, and each responded to my interview questions, via e-mail, in their her creative ways. Here’s Mrs. Brett Lanier from the Chinquapin Elementary in Chinquapin, [...]

Building Libraries: What Motivates You?

Many of you know me already, but for those who are new to this site, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Amy Bowllan and I have been blogging for the School Library Journal website since May of  2005.   Rarely in my tenure have I shared information about my personal background (Although from time to time, I do [...]

Building Libraries: What Motivates You?

Many of you know me already, but for those who are new to this site, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Amy Bowllan and I have been blogging for the School Library Journal website since May of  2005.   Rarely in my tenure have I shared information about my personal background (Although from time to time, I do [...]

The Mom Song: Fun on Friday

My week was horrible! It included: late night meetings; angry parents hounding the basketball commissioner – ME – at my daughter’s basketball league – yes I do that too; traffic, traffic, and more traffic; screamed at by a road rager – there are sick people out there; soaked by the rain; and my kids – don’t get me started.  [...]

The Mom Song: Fun on Friday

My week was horrible! It included: late night meetings; angry parents hounding the basketball commissioner – ME – at my daughter’s basketball league – yes I do that too; traffic, traffic, and more traffic; screamed at by a road rager – there are sick people out there; soaked by the rain; and my kids – don’t get me started.  [...]