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Educators' Spotlight Digest, 2007
This column is a collaborative effort by library media specialists and K-16 educators who write about the motivational strategies that have worked for them in teaching information literacy (IL) skills. Motivational strategies include ways to gain and sustain attention, increase relevance for learning IL skills, build confidence in students'…
Descriptors: Motivation Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Media Specialists, Information Literacy
Whelan, Debra Lau – School Library Journal, 2008
When Jim Chadwell, the former principal of Northwest High School in Texas, renovated his media center four years ago, he had two things in mind: Starbucks and Barnes & Noble. According to Media Specialist Naomi Bates, Chadwell wanted a place where students could read, do research, and work on classroom assignments, but also socialize. That is…
Descriptors: Learning Resources Centers, Media Specialists, Lighting, School Libraries