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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Ode to the Junk Mail folder

It was with anticipation,
that I checked every hour,
would I get THAT email,
or would it all turn sour?

I knew that I had passed.
I had it clear on paper.
But when the email didn't arrive,
my dreams, they turned to vapor.

So it was with heavy heart,
that I started my investigation,
searching through my junk mail folder
holding high, my expectation.

That an email would validate,
my years of working hard.
That my study would be over,
that I could use M. Ed (TL) on my business card.

And there it was sitting,
with [SPAM] in the subject line.
The email I had been waiting for.
Graduation would be mine.

Margaret Lawson (c) 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Top 5 Decals for your Library Learning Spaces

There are some beautiful motivational decals out there that would look great on the walls of your Library, Learning Commons or Resource Centre.

The Holstee Manifesto is a lovely script reminding readers of what is important in life.

The point of difference between a good school library and a great school library is the quality of the Teacher Librarians that work within it. Comparing them to google, is fraught with danger. I pinned this poster and then couldn't find the source. The text for this decal can be found on Phil Bradley's blog.

Walls that talk do a variety of decals and you can choose which colour you would like.

Syba Signs have a lovely word cloud listing key terms used when talking about inquiry research.

Etsy is a great place to go for decals as well. I love this Dr. Seuss quote to encouraging reading.

Being a crafter, I would coat them in some spray varnish (Matt) to stop those malicious students from peeling it off.

Of course, if none of these suit you, you can get your own made with your own mission or vision statement plastered across your walls to remind you, your staff and your teachers what your intent is.

Do you have any favourite decals for your library?