Lessons, Life Skills, Uncategorized

The Learning Never Ends

I think the title says it all – learning never ends, that is what we have to get across to the students and teachers.  It’s about teaching the kids how to learn – there is that balance between teaching them skills and that learning doesn’t end when they leave school.   As a matter of fact we as librarians are still learning.  We learn as we plan lessons, modify existing lessons, write curriculum, work on professional development (ours and teachers) and most of all when we are teaching.

I have learned so much from my classes of students.  They always have something to teach us.  And I have learned that the best laid plans sometimes don’t work.  You can plan the best lesson in the world and something will go wrong – technology, the plan just doesn’t crossover from theory to practice very well.

Never forget that while you may be a teacher you are also a student.  Use that knoweldge to become a better teacher to your students.

Author: SL

SL has been a elementary/middle school librarian for over 13 year having received my MLS from SUNY Albany, in Albany, New York. SL has worked in a variety of settings from rural to urban, with different populations. She is currently the librarian at RCS Middle School. She lives near Albany, New York with her husband and three children.

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