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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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Alanna talks with Albert and Tim about books that greatly influenced them as teens. Both Albert and Tim talk about books that appealed to them because they were new Canadians. Albert discusses his choice: Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger which…

Alanna talks with Lisa Corbett about her spontaneous Twitter-based book club. The first book chosen was Jesse Thistle’s From the Ashes and Lisa lead a Twitter Chat and a Google Hangout with the author. Next book and podcast will be Karen Grose’s The…

Alanna talks with Colin Jagoe and Jim Pedrech about books that greatly influenced them as teens. Colin discusses his choice: Cosmos by Carl Sagan; and Jim talks about Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy (in four parts)….

Alanna talks with Beth and Lisa about books that influenced them from teens to adults. The memories flow as we talk about books for each stage of life (but especially for those ugly duckling times) and maybe how the classics belong in the past….

Beth explores the hierarchy of genres and how we as educators bring our own experiences as readers, the positive and the negative, into the classroom with guests Rolland Chidiac and Chris Cluff. How does reading lead to making, creating, learning, and…

Dr. Dianne Oberg and Alanna talk about collaborating on a research project attempting to track the impact of school library programs in Ontario as students move to post-secondary education, the difficulty of developing data, and observing global…

Dr. Dianne Oberg reads her paper Ontario School Library Impact Project (OSLIP): Information Literacy from High School to University

https://tmcanada.blogspot.com/p/tmc6-oberg.html

Melanie Mulcaster, Tina Zita, Mishelle Pitter-Adlam, Amanda Williams and Alanna talk about collaborating on a large scale project pairing picture books with coding across schools, learning to create culturally responsive collections, documenting…

Melanie Mulcaster, Tina Zita, Mishelle Pitter-Adlam and Amanda Williams read their paper #12daysbooksnbytes – Fostering Professional Participatory Learning Cultures with Literacy and Code https://tmcanada.blogspot.com/p/tmc6-mulcaster.html

Lisa, Beth and Alanna explore doing enough yoga to read in crisis, books that are too hard to read right now, books that feel like safe spaces, books that fill the spirit, and series you wish would never end.

Shoutouts to Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Kim…

Jonelle and Alanna talk about the paper, finding humans willing to be books, breaking down stigma for marginalised peoples, diversifying curriculum, and creating comfort for challenging conversations. Shoutouts to Melanie Mulcaster and Jael…

Jonelle St. Aubyn reads her paper The Human Library at the Louise Arbour Secondary School Library Learning Commons https://tmcanada.blogspot.com/p/tmc6-st-aubyn.html

Rabia and Alanna talk about the paper, and the importance of administration support for making real change with CRRP, tokenism, asset-based approaches to teaching culture, documentation of learning and supporting new teachers.

Beth and Alanna talk about the paper, transliteracy, change cycle theory, and learning to put your students’ success before curriculum. They explored the role of the LLC and TL in our current pandemic situation and the divide created by access to…

Diana and Alanna talk about the paper, and the finer points of student motivation (especially when it comes to reading), participatory learning, the Toronto Resource Fair, and measuring the impact of teaching critical thinking skills.

Diana Maliszewski reads her paper Toward an Understanding of the Impact of Youth Involvement in Purchasing Resources for the School Library Learning Commons and Issues of Equity in Participant Selection

Beth, Lisa and Alanna talk about reading podcasts, ALCS, libro.fm and everything in between.