Monday, December 15, 2014

Collaborating With Reluctant Teachers

Are you a school librarian who is trying to collaborate with a reluctant teacher? I personally have found it difficult to get my teachers engaged on the high school level. With all the new SGO requirements, and PARCC Testing on the horizon, my teachers are more overwhelmed than ever. And overwhelmed teachers do not have any extra room in their schedules. So when I received a request on Twitter about this topic, I thought about the ways that I have attempted to get reluctant teachers involved in a collaboration.
Being the tech-geek that I am, I approached my teachers at the beginning of the school year with an email which listed all the great things I had to offer as the school's media specialist. Keep reminding teachers how collaboration will help them in their classrooms, and how their students will benefit as well. Two teachers are better than one. Here are a few sites I pulled up on the subject......

10 Ways to Change the Minds of Tech-Reluctant Staff

Collaboration and the Learning Community

Increasing Technology Integration Through Collaboration
Between Media Specialists and Teachers

School Library Media Collaborations: Benefits and Barriers

The Teacher's Take: The Instructional Role of the School Librarian

Sign I made for teachers and students
to see how approachable I am.
(modified after I saw this on the Internet-

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