Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. The weather is warming up, but it’s not scorching hot. The birds are chirping early in the morning. And the best part? April is School Library Month and National...
Each spring the South Carolina Association of School Librarians announces lists of the best books for grades K-12. There are four lists total, each consisting of 20 books that are recommended for picture books, children’s books, junior books, and...
Each spring the South Carolina Association of School Librarians announces lists of the best books for grades K-12. There are four lists total, each consisting of 20 books that are recommended for picture books, children’s books, junior books, and...
Each spring the South Carolina Association of School Librarians announces lists of the best books for grades K-12. There are four lists total, each consisting of 20 books that are recommended for picture books, children’s books, junior books, and...
Each spring the South Carolina Association of School Librarians announces lists of the best books for grades K-12. There are four lists total, each consisting of 20 books that are recommended for picture books, children’s books, junior books, and...
The life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated annually during the month of January. Schools usually do special units around him and the entire civil rights movement. Some schools even host special events like parades or...
Central Carolina Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications through March 5, 2020, for the 2021-2022 school year. More than 175 scholarship opportunities are available, totaling over $500,000. Interested students should visit www.yourfoundation.org/scholarships to view eligibility criteria and complete the online...
When one of my girls was in 6th grade, there was a new teacher at her school. She was young and cool and sarcastic, and very different from the teacher she’d replaced. Some of the girls adored her, some...
Several years ago, I taught a class at UofSC called "Using Information Resources." One of the topics I covered was Media Literacy. My students all hoped to be future classroom teachers, so in this particular lesson, I focused on...
The peak of the pandemic/all the shut downs happened around mid-March. If you do the math, you may realize that almost nine months have passed. You may also realize that you are being invited to a number of baby...
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. So today we are giving you this special article from one of our writers on her experience with children with Down Syndrome. Let's celebrate these children this month, and every month! Down Syndrome: A...
There's a chill in the air, pumpkin spice is back, and soon October will be here. For some it's a time for scary movies, jack o' lanterns, goblins, and ghouls. For others, like me, we have to tolerate "spooky...
Six months ago I went from working in a box (aka a cubicle) for 15 years to suddenly working from the comfort of home. It was literally a dream come true for me, minus the pandemic, of course. In...
As many Midlands districts head back to school, some fully virtual and others a hybrid, we are all adjusting to a new learning format. In our district, we are doing a hybrid plan for school - two in-person days and...
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