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November 12, 2019

When I was being interviewed for a new position in a public library, one of the questions being asked is what I thought was the future of the public library,  Many answers from other people being interviewed included e-books or other resources that may be added. My ans...

October 3, 2019

Many makerspaces having been popping up in the school learning commons over the past few years.  What is the purpose of these makerspaces within the education model? What is it about makerspaces that makes the learning commons staff apprehensive about organizing and ru...

October 3, 2019

Many schools and school boards have dropped or lowered amount of staff in the school library.  Many of us in the field are asking why and what we can do to change the status. What library staff need to understand is the change in how education is being delivered to stu...

May 7, 2019

"Creating a Learning Commons for the 21st Century with Design Thinking" is now available to those schools who need help with:

-redesigning the learning commons

-starting a makerspace

-managing time and expectations

-integrated design thinking into the learning commons


November 3, 2017

Students will take a survey of their class's favourite healthy snack.  They will then make a bar graph on the Lego Wall with the results of the survey

October 18, 2017

Students are encourage to record their experiences and knowledge on teamwork or being a team player.  Giving students examples of how to speak to others while working in a group will help them to succeed in future collaborations.

October 18, 2017

Students and staff at St Gabriel enjoy a Learning Commons with collaboration zones, individual space, makerspace, genius bar, recording studio and many other tucked away spaces in which to work, share and discover new learning opportunities

October 18, 2017

Students are reminded to think critically, creatively, collaborate and communicate when completing work, working with others and exploring their ideas

October 18, 2017

Classes and students are welcome to come to this new area to work out difference and share experiences.  A speaking staff helps everyone respect the person speaking and wait their turn.  Participates sit in a circle so everyone has equality and are encouraged to be res...

August 4, 2017

With switching to Insignia, many ebooks are now available!  Try out our new database today.

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