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Hi folks,

I believe Anita has hit on a vital element to any reading (off- or on-line)
we do in the library.

> I make sure to read w/a pen and highlighter in hand so people can tell
> that I'm "working."

My rules about on the job reading have always been to:

1. Read at my desk (no slouching in the bean bag chairs)
2. Read with a pen and paper my hand
3. Read materials related to my job
4. Never, never, never be seen leaving my building without a bag o' work
(just like the other teachers)
5. Always be aware that perceptions are as important as reality

Many of us have one of the few positions in our buildings with discretionary
resources - time, budgets, and duties, and therefore need to be
extra-transparent about how we "spend" those resources.

All the very best,


Doug Johnson
Director of Media and Technology
Mankato Area Public Schools
Box 8713, 1351 S Riverfront Dr.
Mankato MN 56001-8714
Phone: 507-387-7698 x 473
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³Thou shalt not² might reach the head, but it takes ³Once upon a time² to
reach the heart. Philip Pullman

On 11/9/07 10:23 AM, "Beaman, Anita L" <albeam2@ILSTU.EDU> wrote:

> I almost never read in the library. If I do, it's book reviews, and I
> make sure to read w/a pen and highlighter in hand so people can tell
> that I'm "working."

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