Category Archives: library

Self Evaluation is Tough

Yes, it’s difficult to self evaluate, but we are asking our students to assess their behavior while in the library. All grades are doing this assessment to help the students and the teacher reflect on individual assignments and activities.  As of right now, we are doing the self evaluation at the end of class. Students are reminded throughout the class period of the student rubrics, as well as a description of each one, and at the end of class, students decide which behaviors they displayed in the library with a “show of hands”. In the future, we hope to make this a more individualized activity, but for now it works for both the students and the teachers. 

Here are the results of this week.

Student One – 123
Student Two – 75
Student Three – 17
Student Four – 11

Students are reminded to be honest with themselves since they are the ones that control their behaviors, and they are also reminded that the entire rubric / self evaluation activity is POSITIVE.  Hopefully, the numbers will even out because we are hoping that students understand that everyone has their own individual abilities and passion, so it’s okay to just sit back and enjoy a book in the library while others are creating videos or using a Chromebook. 

Library Confusion … for now!

Yes, there is confusion in the library this year. The main reason for this confusion is because it is a new building and new library with new routines and procedures. Once again there was a survey asked of students, and this was one of the questions : WHAT DO YOU FIND CONFUSING ABOUT THE LIBRARY THIS YEAR? 

Finding books on the shelves
The new activities
The number of doors entering and leaving the library
Turning on the TV / DVD player
Checking out / Checking in books

Hopefully, after listening to these comments and suggestions, the library will become less confusing. So, here are the  most confusing things / concepts about the library.

So, the list isn’t really that long, which means we have more time to “work out the bugs” in the library routine and procedures.