Library

Picture Book Perfection: How to get the Most From a Shared Reading

By Megan Daley | Jun 6, 2019
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High quality contemporary picture books are works of art and the best way I know to teach visual literacy and dive deeply into critical thinking and discussion with both the very young,…

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The 15 Most Popular Books in my Junior School Library in 2018

By Megan Daley | Nov 12, 2018
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Each year I do so enjoy looking at the stats on ‘most borrowed items’ from the Junior Library. Possibly this is a librarian thing, but I find it fascinating. There is absolutely…

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Students Need School Libraries

By Megan Daley | Sep 16, 2018
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I have been a teacher librarian for over fifteen years, a teacher for twenty years and have been involved in the children’s and YA book industry in Australia for even longer, thanks…

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The Dromkeen Librarians Award

By Megan Daley | Dec 4, 2017
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Gone are the days of me tripping off around the place at the drop of a hat and leaving ChickPea and PudStar at home…those days came to a crashing halt when Dan…

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NAPLAN Results and the Role of the School Library and Teacher Librarian

By Megan Daley | Aug 4, 2016
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I don’t agree with standardized testing such as NAPLAN, but at this point there is no avoiding it, so I will at least use the data to shine a light on an…

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Literature Supporting Coding and the Makerspace Movement

By Megan Daley | Jan 27, 2016
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My teacher partner, Jackie Child AKA #bestteachingpartnerever is the most insanely energetic, enthusiastic and talented maker, creator and educator that you could ever hope to meet. I am in complete and total…

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A Library…Because #playmatters

By Megan Daley | Nov 17, 2015
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My first degree was in Early Childhood Education and it was in this degree that I first fully understood the importance of play. The theory was all learnt at university (thank you…

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Slow Communication Station

By Megan Daley | Oct 27, 2015
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Our Junior School Library has a makerspace zone, and we incorporate high tech and low tech makerspace ideas into our library planning and teaching – you can read more about this here and…

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Back to School Series: Covering Books

By Megan Daley | Jan 9, 2015
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Back to School Series: Covering Books Some people find contacting their children’s schoolbooks very therapeutic and others get sweaty palms and a twitch at the mere thought of it. Whatever you may feel…

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Raising a Reader

By Megan Daley | Nov 29, 2014
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Raising a Reader A LOVE of reading, that most important factor in becoming a lifelong reader, begins at home with powerful children’s books and a house full of words. Award winning author…

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School Libraries and the Makerspace Movement

By Megan Daley | Oct 19, 2014
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School Libraries and the Makerspace Movement So today ‘Best Teaching Partner Ever’ (Jackie Child) and myself are talking at the ‘Future Libraries’ conference about what we do in our Junior School Library.…

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DIY Bookshelf for Favourite Books

By Megan Daley | Jan 31, 2014
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DIY Bookshelf for Favourite Books PudStar has many books in her room. Actually our entire house is filled with many books. One can never have too many books however one MUST have a…

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Gifts for the Librarians in Your Life

By Megan Daley | Oct 29, 2013
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Gifts for the Librarians in Your Life Just this week I’ve finished my Masters in Teacher Librarianship – insert applause. I now have three degrees to my name, two of them in…

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Spineless Classics

By Megan Daley | Sep 10, 2013
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Spineless Classics I’ve spoken before about creating a print rich environment – surrounding your children with print in all forms. Well I’ve just added the most amazing print form to my library…

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