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Read Into This is about books, articles, fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, media texts, cookbooks, and everything in between. We will explore how we read and how what we read makes us who we are and helps us learn about those around us. Can’t wait for you to join in and talk wordy with us.

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Read Into This host, Beth Lyons talks with teacher-librarian Matthew Shchukovsky about what led to the decision to genrify the fiction/chapter book section in the K-5 library where he works.

Texts mentioned in this episode:
A shout-out to Kelsey…

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Thanks to Paula Hrycenko and Sarah Little for joining host, Beth Lyons, to discuss school libraries within the HWDSB during the 2021-2022 school year. The group discussed what their schedule as the TL looks like and what they are responsible for in…

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Co-host Beth Lyons welcomes PDSB Teacher-Librarian Jonelle St. Aubyn to the podcast. The two talk about their connection as TLs within a family of schools and the joy and support that comes from meeting together as a teacher-librarian collective. Beth…

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Co-hosts Lisa Noble and Beth Lyons sit down with author Lawrence Hill to discuss his new book, Beatrice and Croc Harry.

Lawrence Hill is a writer whose novels and works of non-fiction have been widely read in Canada, translated into many languages…

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The group discussed the closures/reductions/limitations that were in place for their LLCs last year. Coming from three different Ontario school boards there was a lot to discuss as to how each board approached staffing during the 2020-2021 school…

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Thank you to all who contributed!
Jenn Angle- ON, Teacher-Librarian, Bellmoore School (Binbrook), Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
Natasha Cardoso- Elementary Teacher/librarian William G. Davis TDSB
Kate Johnson-McGregor, ON, Secondary…

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Read Into Summer Reads

The co-hosts gather to look back over their favourite summer reads of 2021.

Texts mentioned in this episode:

Not Your Princess by Lisa Charleyboy
Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby…

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Beth Lyons hosts Melanie White and Cathy MacKechnie, both educators in the Ottawa Carleton District School Board to discuss the idea of learning loss vs. learning gains over the past few years as educators and students have faced the COVID 19…

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S2E13 Interview with author Michelle Grierson

Alanna hosts this episode with debut novelist Michelle Grierson. Teacher turned author Michelle explores the inspiration for Becoming Leidah, and how her trip to Scandinavia solidified her ancestral…

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Stephen Hurley joins host, Beth Lyons, to unpack the series of podcasts that looked at audiobooks, podcasts and read alouds in classrooms and school libraries during the 2020-2021 school year. They look back at the school year that included both…

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Author

Beth Lyons
Teacher, Ontario, Canada; President, Ontario School Library Association

I am currently back in the classroom after 5 years as a teacher librarian. I am passionate about amplifying the work of #ONSchoolLibraries and #SchoolLibraryJoy. I believe that our pedagogical practice should be rooted in classroom experience with students and that there’s no such thing as too many books!