Geek Club

Well not exactly a Geek Club but a professional reading group. Finally it has kicked off at school and although it was a small band of merry men (well all women actually) it was nice to sit and chat with people about school stuff. We read a chapter from Strategies that work; teaching comprehension for understanding and engagement, Garvey and Goudvis (2007) It was interesting how people read it differently. I looked at it from a very English/ language perspective as opposed to others who thought it was discussing inquiry and how it could develop that too.

Although it was a small turn out I thought that it was a positive step forward and that reading and discussing articles and research is now on the agenda. Everyone is given an opportunity to join and if you can’t make the meeting then you might have got something out of the article. Next time we are bringing 3 indispensible children’s books each. Who knows our international band of geeks will bring along but its sure to be interesting!

Oh also ran borrowing records this week. I’m sure there is some librarian term that I don’t yet know that describes this but it was interesting to look at the borrowing statistics. I can’t believe I just said that! One thing it did highlight was that our girls seem to be borrowing more than our boys. Is this because the boys are not interested in reading or is it because now they are expected to come at lunchtime or break they are always tempted outside by the sunshine? Or perhaps our collection is more female orientated? Something to investigate further.

Relief!

So I’ve been really poor over the last month and haven’t touched this blog. Why? Well I think after finishing Assignment 2 I was in need of a rest and didn’t really want to think about it any more. The final part of Assignment 2 was handed in without even a last read through, I’d had enough trying to juggle everything and just wanted a break. It wasn’t until today and I received the e mail from Roy that I really gave it any more thought. The feedback has made me want to review the blog and use it more. It was very positive and ensured that I got a distinction. (Yippee!) The marker also suggested I share this with my principal and the rest of the staff. I’m not sure that I’m ready to do that yet but it’s good to know that someone thinks I’m trying to do a good job even if they don’t know me.

So the next terms work is is  based around Collection Management. Initial impressions are that it is going to be hellishly boring. There is a gap in the resources, it needs filling,  buy what is needed! Surely there can’t be more to it than that?  I’m sure I’m going to be proved wrong and I’ll be eating my words by Christmas.

In the mean time, while I’m waiting for the modules to be up loaded I’ll kick back and celebrate with the champagne that’s been sitting in the fridge! Salute!