The AASL Standards' focus on personal and aesthetic growth was echoed by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), which continued its Whole Child campaign to refocus the national debate on all aspects of student learning, not just those content areas and skills of standardized tests. Library media specialists model questioning in personal work by identifying gaps, choosing areas for instructional improvement, and developing testable hypotheses such as the following: Would that circulate more if ___ ? How could I better support ____ ? How can I motivate students to _____ ? What if _______ ? As technology specialists, it is important to be healthy skeptics: That's a cool tool, but does it help kids learn or want to learn? Does it make learning more efficient or meaningful? Reduce stress on teaching? Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations Library media specialists should honor what has been learned and use it to scaffold new initiatives and behaviors.
Dancing Down the Rabbit Hole: Habits of Mind for Embracing Change Kristin Fontichiaro School Library Media Activities Monthly; Nov 2008; 25, 3; Docstoc pg. 56
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