I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight. If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us http://www.facebook.com/SupportSchoolLibraries . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!
I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - http://GettingBoysToRead.com. Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.
I’m the blogger at “J. Aday Kennedy: A Writing Playground”. Every month I focus on a topic to help authors write and promote their writing. In April, the focus will be books and why they’re selected by librarians, and how they’re chosen and used by teachers and homeschoolers..
I was roaming the internet and came across you. I think you can give some insight into the types of books that interest students and schools. Would you be willing to be interviewed? If so, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope I hear from you soon.
J. Aday Kennedy
The Differently-Abled Children's Writer
www.jadaykennedy.com FOR WRITERS - markets, writing tips and links FOR EDUCATORS - crafts, lessons, activities and links FOR KIDS - links, crafts and markets for kids that write
http://jadaykennedy.blogspot.com/ Monthly Interview topics that Focus on a Different Aspect of Writing. February = Book Promotion and Marketing. Other Topics of Writing are interspersed.
You can try to become a Google Certified Teacher..a couple of times a year, they hold the Google Teacher Academy (the last one was in November in NYC at Google Headquarters). You have to apply and be accepted. Look for info on the Google for Educators page. You will find other resources there too. I have to tell you, I LOVE GOOGLE!