I posted a question on twitter asking what to write about on my blog and received some interesting suggestions.
Using social media and popular culture to attract readers @WCBLIBRARY
Parental involvement in reading - especially secondary level @missjg79
How to make boys take to reading after primary education @otukogbe
Y7 induction/first library lesson? Including behaviour and learning expectations @ALibraryscience
Maybe focus on starting the year right with students. First lessons, first read-aloud, library orientation, setting and enforcing norms, etc. via email from Meredith Sandlin
It looked to me like I had three potential posts, one about reading initiatives, one about library inductions and starting the new year and finally parental involvement so I have decided to write series of posts looking at all three separately and have added one myself.
Number 1 will be about reading initiatives focusing on how school librarians have used social media and popular culture to attract readers and how to keep children reading into secondary school.
Number 2 will look at how school librarians are starting the year with a bang. Sharing ideas that I have found and some that I have tried.
Number 3 will be ideas for parental involvement in reading and research from home.
Number 4 will be a reflection on my online bookclub a year on. This was an opportunity for school librarians to read non-fiction, blogs or articles for their own professional development. How it has gone and what will happen next.
I hope you will enjoy reading them...