Teacher Resources

Resources Compiled by Needham Elementary School Teacher-Librarians March 2020

Approved Digital Tools
The Big 6 - Information and Technology Skills for Student Achievement
Database - Educator's Reference Complete
Database - The New York Times
Database - Boston Globe
Database - Fine Arts and Music Collection

What Your Teacher-Librarian Can Do for You!

The Mitchell Teacher-Librarian provides instruction:

  • booktalks
  • reading guidance
  • information literacy instruction organization of both print and electronic information
  • electronic searching of available catalogs and databases
  • appreciation of information and literature
  • determining the most appropriate information sources for the task
  • determining information relevance for the task
  • note-taking
  • bibliographies
  • the research process
  • evaluation of one's research process
  • evaluation of web sites' authority and accuracy
  • reference skills (especially to verify web site accuracy), technology instruction, and more...

The Teacher-Librarian partners with teachers in planning, designing curriculum, teaching, and assessing students' work.

  • Do you have a new unit coming up?
  • Do you have a unit that needs a change and more student involvement?
  • Are you wondering how much to expect of students when researching?
  • Are students citing their sources appropriately when they research?

Information Specialist
The Teacher-Librarian selects materials and manages collection development and cataloging, and can help you find: 

  • book reviews
  • outstanding books
  • sources for purchase for student research on a given topic
  • articles or other resources for your professional development
  • sources for curricular planning
  • appropriate online databases and websites

The Mitchell Teacher-Librarian:  

  • manages the library budget
  • works with associates, volunteers, and student assistants
  • sets collection and programmatic goals
  • reports data for those goals

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