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Back at Work

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Monday, October 13, 2014,

Okay, I admit it.  Sometimes I dream bigger than my ability to keep up.  This website sometimes proves to be that for me.  I haven't stopped reading or teaching--I just stopped writing about it in a coherent, consistent fashion.  But today I felt that need to write about that and to explore some of the reasons why.

  1. I was busy doing things I am officially employed to do.  Last year I again had a full-time homeroom class.  It was challenging, exhilarating, and exhausting.  Plus, I was teaching o...

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Juggling -- The Reality of Being a Classroom Teacher

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Sunday, February 12, 2012, In : Teaching in the Technological Age 


Well, now I know one thing that the new school year brought – busy teacher syndrome!  While I am greatly enjoying my (newish) teaching duties this year as a homeroom and language arts teacher for our fifth-graders, I am often overcome by a sense that I will never feel completely ready, never be truly organized, never be totally prepared. 

What is interesting is that I’m finally okay with that.  I am at heart an extremely logical, prepared, focused person.  I went into this school y...

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Remember the Simple Tools

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Sunday, January 23, 2011, In : Teaching in the Technological Age 

I was moved to write today by three different things that got me thinking:  a CBS Sunday Morning segment on handwriting, a School Library Monthly blog entry about how students best comprehend readings, and a blog about "old school" computer tools.  Each, in its own way, made me think about what our goals for students should really be.

The CBS story (print version here and video version here) focused on the role of cursive handwriting in American culture, and how fewer and fewer students are ma...
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About Me

Lydia Schultz I am a school librarian, a technology teacher, and a part-time college English professor. I hope to review many of the books I read, both in the context of my research about children's books as well as in my pursuit of recreational reading. I want to share what I read--so what else is new?

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