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Hi Colleagues,

Will the person whose response this was please contact me?  I'd love 
to talk to you! Thanks, Toni

>My principal took away my classes this year.  He felt I could be better =
>utilized being a librarian. Fancy that! This year I took away a =
>teacher's research idea and forced her to collaborate with me.  She =
>wanted them to do a 2 page paper on Saddam Hussein, James Brown or =
>Gerald Ford beginning in January.  I made the vomit gesture and =
>suggested we bookmark sources for them and have them create a treasure =
>hunt web page on a famous person who passed last year, expanding beyond =
>the 3 she suggested.  She agreed, we set up a schedule, hammered out a =
>few too brief lessons plans, created a rubric and ran with it.  I heard =
>her praising the collaboration to other teachers.  Ah! ha!  A foot in =
>the door.  This year I am doing the same project with 4 eighth grade =
>classes and 4 7th grade classes.  (However, I will improve the time line =
>of who does what, when.)The following year the 8th graders will create a =
>webquest on some topic we have yet to determine.  I will probably hijack =
>a social studies project and force another guinea pig.

Toni Buzzeo, MA, MLIS <>
Maine Library Media Specialist of the Year Emerita
Maine Association of School Libraries Board Member
Buxton, ME 04093

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