My role as a teacher-librarian is unique in that I work with the entire school community and not just students in a classroom setting. In the past ten years at my school I have developed personal and professional relationships with staff and administration; these connections have been used to create a mutual relationship between the needs of the library and those of my colleagues. The library is important not only for student collaboration but also as a central location for staff members to share ideas. I encourage colleagues to consider how the library can be beneficial to their classes and work to ensure that their suggestions and recommendations are implemented quickly. I have just joined our provincial library association inquiry learning team and I hope to become a school leader in educational philosophies and current inquiry trends that I can share with my staff in order to improve the school experience for students. Whether you are new to inquiry or have some experience please don’t hesitate to visit me in the library.
This blog is a place for us to reflect on our inquiry practices. Here is where we share our triumphs and failures along the way.