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ERIC Number: EJ1159419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Personalizing Learning
McNair, Ellen L.
Knowledge Quest, v46 n2 p28-35 Nov-Dec 2017
The creation and identification of high-yield practices for empowering students to think, wonder, and own their learning is a high priority for school librarians who value instructional leadership. Future-ready librarians are working to create flexible learning environments in which their students design solutions, consider possibilities, and share ideas. In these environments, librarians are learning "with" their students, preparing them to "discover" content in inquiry projects and delivering effective information-literacy lessons. The instructional practices described in this article are designed to create a culture of inquiry that fosters a growth mindset and a love of learning for "all" students. The following instructional practices are discussed: (1) creating a collaborative learning environment; (2) providing engaging prompts and personalizing learning; (3) building personal learning experiences; (4) creating and communicating new ideas; (5) recalibrating interest; and (6) invigorating the research process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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