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Teacher Librarians and the AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Posted by Chris Lean on May 27, 2014 at 21:35 0 Comments

Teacher Librarians are expected to meet all the same standards as classroom teachers. There are no special categories for specialist teachers and the Teacher Librarian is no exception. This may cause some teacher librarians some angst as they very often do not have timetabled classes and therefore may not feel that they cannot be expected to meet some of the standards.

Pru Mitchell (Education Services Australia) has collated the results of a brainstorming session held last year at a…


Texts taught at Year 8

Posted by Judith Mitchell on February 21, 2013 at 13:03 0 Comments

Hi everyone,

my English colleagues are wondering what novels are being taught at Year 8.  We have been teaching "Holes" for a while, but it seems that many of our primary feeder schools are now teaching it.  I would be thrilled to hear from anyone.  Many thanks, Judith Mitchell at Bellarine SC.

Recommended novels/short stories for VCAL literacy

Posted by Debbie Sartori on November 12, 2012 at 11:16 0 Comments

Hi everyone

Some teachers have asked me to find out if there are any schools in the Geelong region who could recommend some novels that have been used successfully with VCAL literacy students. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Debbie Sartori - Library Manager Lara Secondary College

Lit Circles

Posted by Maree on June 27, 2012 at 10:17 0 Comments

Further to our Lit Circles search...Here are the books we came up with:

Year 7:

Cookie (J. Wilson)

Give me four reasons (L.Wilcock)

The Heaven Shop (D. Ellis)

Hana's suitcase (K. Levine)

Hello God (M. Simons)

Hitler's daughter (J. French)

Homeless bird (G. Whelan)

The illustrated mum (J. Wilson)

Kiss of death (M. Rose)

Lynn Visible (J. DeVillers)

Life on the refrigerator door (A.…




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Started by Geelong Region Executive in Library Design May 16, 2012.

Australian Government Response to School libraries and teacher librarians in 21st century Australia Report

The Australian Government has responded to the Inquiry into School Libraries and Teacher Librarians. Their repsonse in my opinion can best be descibed as non commital. The most favourable comment in…Continue

Started by Chris Lean in Teacher Librarian's Role Dec 1, 2011.

School libraries and teacher librarians in 21st century Australia.

On Monday 23 May 2011, the House Standing Committee on Education and Employment tabled its report on the inquiry into school libraries and teacher librarians in Australian schools entitled School…Continue

Started by Christine Lean in Teacher Librarian's Role May 23, 2011.


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