Friday, July 12, 2024

Check Out The NEW Book From Our Friends At SuperDville, The Teacher's Toolbox For Every Child!

I am so excited to share the new book from our friends at SuperDville, created by Peggy Stern and Diana Baron-Moore. It is called The Teacher's Toolbox For Every Child, Activities to Build Children's Strengths Through Art, Improv and Conversation.  

As they shared online, 

The Teacher’s Toolbox for Every Child is built around eight stories about The SuperD Kids, characters with learning differences from the emotional skill-building web series on The read-alouds in the chapters trace a thematic journey through skills and traits students need to develop as they take agency over their learning and growth. 
Each of the 8 chapters is a read-aloud based on episodes from the SuperDville online curriculum.  
They include vocabulary lists, discussion guides, and audio version available online. 
Our students will love the activities and they fit perfectly into so many important conversations for upper elementary students. 
These lessons can easily be tweaked for younger and older students too. As you can see, the book contains everything you need to use these successfully with your students and school community too. 

I love how these activities, and the resources within the book, will help all students to communicate, learn and self-reflect with one another through art, play, and discussion.  This is such a special way to get our kids to really open up and think deeply about these important topics.  

You will find The Teacher's Toolbox For Every Child, here on the SuperDville! website

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

It's Here! Check Out The NEW Follett Content Informational Website, Friends!


This week our friends at Follett Content rolled out their NEW informational website. It's amazing and filled with so many helpful, important, inspiring, and fun things for us as librarians and educators. 
As shared on the Follett Content informational website, 

Welcome to our new Follett Content informational website. 

Here you will find everything solely for your library and classroom content needs, including curated book lists, Follett Book eFairs, Makerspace and hands-on learning resources, International Baccalaureate materials, genrefication and new school services, and more! Check back often as we are continually updating our site to better meet your needs! Don't worry, is still your favorite online collection development and curriculum support tool and remains unchanged. 

Explore software and services that empower schools to manage assets, optimize technology, and support student success. From library management to digital tools, Follett School Solutions connects educators with the technology to inspire students. 

You will find the Follett Content information website at, friends. I know you are going to love it too! 

Join Us For The Upcoming Follett School Solutions Webinar, Destiny Tune-Up For Back-to-School! Register Today, Friends.


It's that time of year when we think about going back to school for another amazing year. 

I want to invite you to join me for the upcoming Follett School Solutions webinar, Destiny Tune-Up for Back-To-School on July 29, 2024 at 2:00pm CST.  This webinar will give you so many ideas, resources, and inspiration, friends. 

As shared in the invite online, 

In this informative session led by librarian leader Shannon McClintock Miller, you'll discover how to leverage Follett Destiny® Library Manager to create a dynamic and engaging library environment. Shannon brings her wealth of experience and innovative strategies to help you transform your library into a vibrant center for learning and discovery.

This webinar is a must-attend event for any librarian or educator looking to make the most of their library resources and create an engaging, supportive environment for their students. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the leading voices in the library community and take your library to the next level!

What You'll Learn:

During this session, you'll gain valuable insights into the following areas:

·        Setting Up Your Library Hub: Learn practical steps to configure your Destiny Library Manager homepage to captivate and inform your students and staff. Shannon will guide you through customizing your library space to make it a welcoming and informative environment that encourages exploration and learning.

·        Creating and Sharing Choice Boards: Discover how to design interactive and educational choice boards to enhance student engagement, reading, and learning. Shannon will demonstrate how to embed these choice boards within your Destiny Library Manager, making it easy for students to access and enjoy a variety of reading materials and activities.

·        Using the Destiny Dashboard: Learn how to highlight, track, and celebrate your reading community all year long. The Destiny Dashboard offers powerful tools for monitoring library usage, tracking reading trends, and celebrating the achievements of your students.

·        Destiny Discover Engage: Keep your readers engaged and excited in their independent reading journey through recommendations, programs, challenges, and more. Shannon will show you how to use Destiny Discover Engage to create a personalized reading experience for each student, fostering a lifelong love of reading.

You can register for this free, 30-minute webinar here. And don't worry if you can't attend live. The recording, slides and resources will be shared after the webinar.  

I hope to see you there, friends. I can't wait for this one!