The rants and howls of a librarian, blessed by by Bacchus with the gift of ADHD.
29 August, 2013
I plan, you plan, we all plan for NAPLAN part II
And, a closer inspection of my coursework tells me all my earlier fears have been realised. I am pointed towards the maths NAPLAN too… ...
I plan, you plan, we all plan for NAPLAN
Have I mentioned I am doing a Dip Ed? (or a Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning as it is now more grandiosely known). Well, I am. ...
19 July, 2013
The death of compassion.
An awful day in Australian Political Life has lead me to re-pen our national anthem. Australians ...
05 December, 2012
Dundee cake - a Christmas post
In my first concession to the currant (yes, pun intended) festive season I baked a nice fruitcake on the weekend. It was a recipe I cobbled ...
01 August, 2012
Teacher Librarians, Luddites in musty book museums
At the risk of being repetitive... Teacher Librarian Advocacy is useless, there is no way anyone in government could possibly justify thr...
02 June, 2012
Wait, how many days in June?
Did I suggest yesterday that I might try to blog EVERY day in June? Damn! Here it is, 15 minutes of the 2nd left, I'm about to go to b...
01 June, 2012
Are we selling buggy whips?
I am not in NSW these days, and when I was I wasn't a school librarian, so this post has the caveat that I possibly don't know what ...
23 April, 2012
You have exceeded the space for this text box. Some data will be lost.
Or, so I was told by ACER (the Australian Council for Educational Research) when I tried to answer one of their surveys. How can you have an...
12 April, 2012
Three blind mice, 1 blind society
This question came to me over the interwebs... I had a question from one of my staff this morning, she was told (by a parent during storytim...
16 March, 2012
A teacher librarian social conversation
OZTL was having a nice chat about Social Media the other day and, as I often find, there were some ...
21 February, 2012
Are all Education faculties insane?
In my academic librarian life I had a great relationship with the head of our Education faculty. He was insane (but in a good way, you know,...
29 January, 2012
A new rambling diatribe (and a new reason to blog?)
Where have I been? Well... I have been being a librarian, working out how a school library works and how I think I could make one work bett...
03 November, 2010
unsubscribing from OZTL_NET : a complex 37 part process?
It must be weeks since I have offended anyone on the oztl_net list by trying to be funny in a format without subtlety or a sarcasm font, so ...
06 September, 2010
My (first) library camp reflections
OK, no preabmble, no preperation and no first draft. I am about to write out what I am thinking now...
02 September, 2010
Day one - after lunch
Having fun online, first conf for me where I have been twittering and on-site. But, now I am looking at all the stuff I am going to have to ...
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