Summer is a time for relaxing, recharging, and spending time with my family. The back-to-school season is just around the corner, though, and I'm already thinking about changes to make for this coming school year. Getting organized at the beginning of the school year sets you up for success (and less stress!) later in the year, and it doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, ... Read More about What Worked Wednesday: Grade-Level Lesson Bins
Last weekend I presented a session on Student Voice and Choice with Library Centers and Makerspace Centers at the PA School Librarians Association Annual Conference. If you missed it, though, you can still view my presentation below. Many of the resources shown are linked in the presenter notes as well. During the session, I showed paper copies of each library center with all the ... Read More about Student Voice & Choice with Library Centers
If you have visited A Wrinkle in Tech (now Mrs. J in the Library) recently, you might notice that there are a lot of changes lately. I recently moved to new web hosting, and I'm still learning the ropes and transferring the images, menus, etc. Everything transferred successfully, I believe, but please let me know if you have any issues accessing a post. :) Sorry for ... Read More about Pardon the dust!
For the past year, I've been on a journey of lifelong learning as I complete the Online Teaching program at Millersville University. I'm incredibly grateful for the opportunity I've had to take a sabbatical, too, because it allowed me to extend my maternity leave and spend more time with my daughter. As this time comes to an end, though, it's bittersweet. I've always loved being ... Read More about Lifelong Learning Meets Online Learning: What I Learned While Earning my Online Teaching Endorsement
When I tell teacher-librarians and other educators that I fit makerspace centers and activities into a fixed library schedule, I sometimes get incredulous or skeptical looks. So I thought I'd give some background and a sneak peek at a typical library class at my school. Here's what the average 40-minute library class looks like for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade (and maybe 2nd grade in the ... Read More about Makerspace Centers in 40 Minutes